Die Junge Akademie is extremely well connected on an international level. Members of Die Junge Akademie take part in international conferences, organise their own congresses, workshops and symposia attended by guests from around the world. On the institutional level, there is cooperation and contact with regions across the globe.
When Die Junge Akademie was founded in 2000, it was the first of its kind. Since then there has been real movement in the international academy landscape. Die Junge Akademie served as a role model for the founding of Young Academies in other German states as well as in other countries and was on hand to provide advice during the founding phase.
Today there are dozens of established and planned Young Academies all over the world. Die Junge Akademie cooperates with many of the newly established Young Academies in terms of subjects and projects. Particularly close cooperation exists within Europe – here with the additional science-policy aim of giving a voice to the views of junior academics on Europe’s common research area.
The aim is for the network of the Young Academies and its members to grow, especially in Europe. Networking meetings, joint statements on questions relating to science policy, and content cooperation are planned.
Thus, in autumn 2013, a research group of European Young Academies was founded. It looks at Europe and the dynamic of its integration processes from a scientific and societal perspective. As a first project the research group asked the prize question: Who Gets Carried Away by Europe?
ALLEA (All European Academies)
On 3 June 2020 Die Junge Akademie was selected to be the first representative of the young generation as a member of ALLEA (All European Academies). The association of scientific academies, founded in 1994, has over 50 members in over 40 countries under the jurisdiction of the Council of Europe. As an independent institution it stands for science that is interdisciplinary, international and free. With its network of outstanding academics, unique in Europe, it offers science-based advice to policymakers and society at home and abroad.
Die Junge Akademie would like to use its ALLEA membership to help strengthen the European academic zone and encourage a joint, free and independent academic system. It would also like to include the perspectives of the younger generation of young academics in international scientific and dialogue on science policy. In diverse cooperative activities with other academies in Europe it would like to make European society more aware of the significance of science as a cornerstone of Europe’s future. Die Junge Akademie now sets an example for other Young Academies in Europe with its acceptance into ALLEA.
ENYA (European Network of Young Academies)
Die Junge Akademie is actively involved in the European Network of Young Academies (ENYA). The first annual meeting of the network of Young Academies took place in 2018. The members discussed strategic topics and questions of internationalisation, excellence, and topical subjects. Their joint initiative is called “Scholars at risk” and they create synergies in their work together.
Die Junge Akademie hosted the ENYA annual meeting to mark its anniversary in 2020. The meeting took place online for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.
YASAS (Young Academies Science Advice Structure)
In December 2020, together with members from the European Network of Young Academies (ENYA), Die Junge Akademie founded the Young Academies Science Advice Structure (YASAS) for providing scientific policy advice at the European level. Via YASAS it is now possible to be involved in European science-based consultation, to take part in tenders, and to send experts from one’s own ranks to the European Commission.
The following academies were founded on the initiative of Die Junge Akademie, together with the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) as well as other partners:
Worldwide (2010): Global Young Academy (GYA)
The objective of the GYA is to be involved in questions of global significance. Their own conferences, research groups and projects serve this purpose. In addition the GYA promotes the founding of national Young Academies. Its members come from over 50 countries on all continents. (Owner: Leopoldina)
Bilateral (2013): Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA)
The key focus of the AGYA is on strengthening collaboration between Arab and German junior academics of excellence. Their work includes helping to overcome current challenges which are becoming particularly evident due to the present political changes in the Arab world. (Supporter on the German side: BBAW)