YASAS became an official member during the SAPEA+ project (2022). We have the task to develop, monitor, and support the implementation of a strategy to improve the involvement of EMCRs in SAPEA science for policy activities. Our network facilitates the participation of Young Academies members in SAPEA Working Groups and Workshops, among others. In addition, … Read more

Interview with the president of YASAS, professor Moniek Tromp

YASAS is SAPEA’s youngest network, in both of its meanings, can you tell us something about the creation of YASAS?   The European Network of Young Academies(ENYA) has been, and still is, an informal forum for Young Academy Members, to share experiences and best practices, as well as discuss joint initiatives. There has been a longstanding … Read more

Discover the website!

As a follow-up to our report on biodegradability of plastics in the open environment published in December 2020, we are launching the! This is a website dedicated to a first-of-its-kind, public experiment to discover how long biodegradable plastics take to break down in seawater. Our report stresses that calling something ‘biodegradable’ doesn’t mean that … Read more

Two new members of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors

Eric Lambin and Eva Zažimalová have been appointed to the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors for a term of three years. They were nominated by European Research Organisations and selected by an independent Identification Committee, and will replace Professor Carina Keskitalo and Sir Paul Nurse, whose mandates expired on 15 May 2021.