International Cooperation

Globally connected

Die Junge Akademie is internationally very well connected: Members attend international conferences; its own conferences, workshops and symposiums are attended by international academics. On an institutional level, there are cooperations and contacts in many regions of the world.

When Die Junge Akademie was founded in 2000, it was the first of its kind. Since then, the international landscape of Young Academies has changed. Die Junge Akademie served as a role model for the founding of Young Academies in other countries as well as on an international level and took on a consulting role during their founding phases.


Today, there are several Young Academies or founding initiatives across the globe. Die Junge Akademie cooperates thematically and in terms of projects with many of the newly-founded Young Academies worldwide. In Europe, the cooperation is especially close – including the science-political aspiration to formulate young academics' perspectives concerning Europe as a common research area.

Especially on a European level, the network of Young Academies and their members strives to become more closely-knit. Networking meetings, mutual statements concerning science policy, but also contentual cooperations are planned for the future.

At the European level

ALLEA (All European Academies)

On 3. June 2020 Die Junge Akademie was chosen to join ALLEA (All European Academies) as the first representative of the younger generation of academics. ALLEA is the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities. It was founded in 1994 and now has over 50 members in more than 40 countries among the members of the Council of Europe. It is an independent institution which advocates for free, interdisciplinary and international research. With a network of outstanding researchers, unparalleled in Europe, it offers science-based advice to politicians and the general public across national borders.

As a member of ALLEA, Die Junge Akademie hopes to help strengthen science and research within Europe and create a freer, more independent and more united research system. Additionally, membership allows Die Junge Akademie to further enrich international dialogue in the field of science and scientific policy from the perspective of a younger generation of academics. In widespread cooperation with other European Academies, Die Junge Akademie hopes to spread public awareness of the importance of science and research as a cornerstone of the future of Europe. With its inclusion in ALLEA, Die Junge Akademie acts as a model for other such young academies across Europe to follow.

Press release of the admission of Die Junge Akademie in ALLEA

ENYA (European Network of Young Academies)

Die Junge Akademie is actively involved in the European Network of Young Academies ENYA. On occasion of its 20th year anniversary, Die Junge Akademie is hosting this year’s ENYA-Annual Meeting in July 2020, which will now take place in the form of an Online-Meeting due to concerns surrounding the Corona Pandemic.



  • Worldwide:  Global Young Academy (GYA)
    The GYA was founded in 2010 after an initiative of the global academy network IPA. Die Junge Akademie served as a role model here and was involved actively. It is the GYA's goal to engage with questions of global importance. To that end, it will have its own conferences, research groups and projects. Further, the GYA encourages the founding of national Young Academies. Members of the GYA are from 50 countries on all continents. The headquarter is located in Halle (Saale), under the roof of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.