Shaping careers in the digital era

On the 30th of May 2024, between 15:00-16:30, the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) along with Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) is organizing a webinar about the impact of AI on academic careers and education, specifically focusing on its potential impact on work environments and jobs in academia. The event will feature Moniek Tromp (YAE, Outgoing Chair) as moderator and Gábor Kismihók (FYAE) as speaker, along with two other speakers, Anna Fabijańska and Mike Teodorescu.

The discussions will be inspired by a recent advice issued by the Scientific Advice Mechanism to the European Commission on the request of the College of Commissioners. The evidence review report and the Scientific Opinion reports responded to the question on: ‘Successful and timely uptake of artificial intelligence in science in the EU’ and were published on 15th of April, 2024. For this report, Cristina Blanco Sió-López (FYAE) acted as peer reviewer, and Gábor Kismihók (FYAE) was involved in the evidence-gathering workshops preparing the SAPEA-SAM evidence review report about AI. The report has been handed over to Commissioner Iliana Ivanova by Nicole Grobert (former YAE Chair, Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission).

Register at the SAM website 

AI and academic publishing: What does the future hold for authors, readers and publishers?

13th May | 4:00 to 5:00pm CEST (3:00 to 4:00pm UK time) | Zoom

AI promises to revolutionise the world of academic publishing – but how, exactly? Will AI usher in a new era of creativity and innovation in academic writing and publishing? Or does it threaten to bring the whole publishing process crashing down, beneath the burden of untrustworthy science, misinformation and plagiarism? Does AI pose a risk to the scholarly publishing sector, or make some players more powerful than ever?

Join our interactive webinar, where we will analyse what the AI revolution means for you, as authors, editors, reviewers, readers and publishers. We will also consider possible responses from policymakers, following a recent report and policy recommendations to the European Commission.


Our distinguished panel of speakers includes:

  • Professor Nicole Grobert, Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, Scientific Opinion on Successful and timely uptake of AI in science in the EU
  • Professor Paul Groth, Professor of Informatics, University of Amsterdam, Member of the SAPEA Working Group on Successful and timely update of AI in science in the EU
  • Professor Alberto Melloni, Member of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, Scientific Opinion on Successful and timely uptake of AI in science in the EU
  • Dr Anita de Waard, Vice-President Research Collaborations, Elsevier
  • Kiera McNeice, Research Data Manager, Cambridge University PressThe event will be chaired by Professor Ole Petersen, Director of the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub. It is free and open to all.

The webinar is organised by the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub as part of the Scientific Advice Mechanism to the European Commission.

Registration on the Academia Europaea Cardiff website

The Arctic Circle Berlin Forum

At the Arctic Circle Berlin Forum, Academia Europaea Bergen Hub will be organizing a panel session in connection with our “Rethinking Arctic Collaboration” project. Keynotes and discussion will take place on May 8th, 11:30– 12:30. 

Speakers on our session “Arctic Scientific Cooperation in flux: Consequences and solutions”:

● Ole Øvretveit, Manager of Arctic Science Diplomacy Project, Academia Europaea, Norway

● Matthias Kaiser, Professor in Science for Policy, International Science Council Fellow

● Eystein Jansen, Vice President, European Research Council

● Clara Ganslandt, Special Envoy for Arctic Matters, European External Action Service

● Melody B. Burkins, Director, Institute of Arctic Studies, Dartmouth, United States


● Volker Rachold, Head, German Arctic Office, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany