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International Youth Day: An invitation for eligible Young Academies and Associations to join the International Science Council

On International Youth Day 2022, the ISC takes the opportunity to re-extend its invitation offering free Affiliate Membership to eligible young scientific groups.

International Youth Day is commemorated every year on 12 August, bringing youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrating the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society.

The theme of this year’s International Youth Day, Intergenerational solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages, aims to amplify the message that action is needed across all generations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and leave no one behind. According to the UN, to achieve the SDGs “the world needs to leverage the full potential of all generations. Solidarity across generations is key for sustainable development.”

In this context and at a time when scientific advancements happen in a dynamic and fast-changing world, and science is needed more than ever to find solutions to multiple global challenges, we are pleased to remind eligible young Academies and Scientific Associations of our following invitation to join the ISC for free as Affiliated Members.

As the global voice for science, the ISC fosters international collaboration and empowers the global science community in an ethos of inclusivity and diversity with regards to geography, gender, age, language and culture. The ISC has a unique global membership that brings together over 200 international scientific bodies who together aim to advance science as a global public good. In a joint effort with the ISC’s Members, we will now extend Affiliated Membership to eligible young Academies and Scientific Associations. 

The ISC recognizes the many challenges early-career scientists and young academies face in navigating and evolving complex science systems. This is why the ISC through its members is committed to fostering an ecosystem of collaboration, resource sharing and partnership by engaging with young scientists in national, regional and global science systems.

The ISC will offer free Affiliated Membership to all eligible organizations of young scientists meeting the criteria of membership categories One and Two. Eligible young academies and scientific associations will be encouraged to join as full Members in the future, but are currently offered the opportunity to join as Affiliated Members while a new dues structure is being developed for approval at the next General Assembly. The current fees will be waived. 

All organizations of young scientists meeting the eligibility criteria are invited to apply for membership by submitting the online form below.

Together with ISC Affiliated Member, the Global Young Academy (GYA), the ISC will continue a line of support and partnership with young scientists, that encourages international, intergenerational, and interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue, as GYA states in its mission.

ISC Members are invited to contact [email protected] with recommendations of young academies and associations and to foster their connection to the ISC.

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When adhering to the ISC community, Members commit to supporting ISC values, to complying with the ISC Statutes and Rules of Procedure and to adhering to the Councilu2019s vision of science as a global public good as well as its mission to provide a powerful and credible global voice for science. Members are invited to participate in events and activities of the community, be represented at the ISC General Assembly, and to engage with the ISC science programmes and bodies.
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