On 20 November 2019 National Young Academies and similar bodies signed up to a declaration on guiding principles for Young Academies. The declaration includes a call for young researchers to establish Young Acedemies in countries where none exists. The number of National Young Academies (NYA) has been on the rise in recent years: from only a handful NYAs in 2014 wordwide we reached 40 by early 2019.
The declaration states that “With the increasing number of YAs, it has become necessary to clearly delineate the guiding principles in order to continue to build this active community and to preserve the values that underpin the YA movement”.
Further, the ” document outlines the shared guiding tenets of YAs worldwide and represents principles for new YAs as they develop, and the goals that existing YAs aspire to and embrace as we continue to strengthen and grow as an impactful community”.
Young Academy Finland (YAF), established in 2017, is one of the 34 signatories to the declaration adopted on 20 November 2019 at the World Science Forum in Budapest, Hungary.
The declaration was coordinated by Global Young Academy (GYA). More on GYA at https://globalyoungacademy.net/gya-in-brief/ and @GlobalYAcademy.