Young Club

What is the Young EAAP?

The Young EAAP is a group of young scientists organized under the EAAP umbrella. It will give all scientists during their early career the opportunity to meet and share their experiences, expectations and aspirations. Further, the club offers young and early career scientists a great platform to network, which we hope to expand through social media, workshops, and other activities at the EAAP meetings or remotely. The large constituency and diversity of the EAAP member countries, commissions and delegates create a very important platform to stay up-to-date, close the gap between our training and the future employer expectations, while fine tuning our skills and providing young scientists applied and industry-relevant research ideas.


Our Vision

Implement a European platform under the umbrella of the EAAP where all scientists, during their early career, meet and share their experiences, expectations and aspirations.


Our Mission

Reach young scientists, encourage them to expand their scientific networks through social media, workshops, and other activities at the EAAP meetings or remotely within our club.


Our Strategy

Allow Young and Early Career Scientists to:


Who can be a Member of Young EAAP?

All members of EAAP can join the Young EAAP if they meet one of the following criteria:

Please download the Membership form and send by email to

Past activities

Young EAAP organized 2 events and participated in judging two competitions during the EAAP 2014 meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark.

On Monday Aug 25 (Session 8), the Young Train session had 14 young researchers presenting on dairy innovatives and extension research. Presentations were extremely competitive. The Schaumann Stiftung Award to attend the JAM 2015 in Florida, USA went to Anne Fischer from INRA whereas the Wageningen Academic Publishers Award to attend the EAAP 2015 meeting in Warsaw, Poland went to Marco Horn from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna.

On Tuesday Aug 26 (Session 28), under the challenge program “Careers in the Livestock Industry”, our club hosted representatives from different sections of the Livestock Industry who gave interesting overviews of their career paths. Reinhard Grandke, Director General of the German Agricultural Society, Simon Lague, Business Development Manager for Fancom BV and creator of the iFarming brand philosophy, and Michael Pearce, Zoetis Animal Health, all gave very interesting insights into their expectations on the qualifications and skills of young scientists. Lively discussions during our ice cream social followed.

On Wednesday Aug 27 (Session 35), the commission on animal genetics started a joined competition for young scientists under 35 years of age. Our club participated in judging 14 oral presentations of excellent quality and the jury, composed of members of the animal genetics commission, had a hard time deciding on a winner. Finally, Han Mulder from Wageningen University was selected.


Upcoming activities – Young EAAP at EAAP 2015 in Warsaw!

At the upcoming EAAP Meeting we are involved in 2 interesting sessions!

On Monday afternoon, the “Young Train Session: Dairy innovative research and extension by young scientists” will be chaired by us. It is a competition among young scientists related to dairy innovative and extension research. Two Awards will be delivered to the top 2 research presentations.

On Tuesday afternoon, we are happy to offer the Young EAAP session entitled “Success factors for careers in the livestock industry”. This year’s speaker in the session are Leon J. Spicer from Oklahoma State University, USA, and Michael C. Pearce from Zoetis, Belgium.

Abstract of the Session

Important factors to consider when applying and interviewing for academic and industry jobs

Much has been written about creating the perfect curriculum vitae (CV) and how to best prepare for a job interview. This workshop will focus on preparation for applying and interviewing for entry-level positions in higher education and industry. Differences between CV and resumes as well as structure and content of cover letters will be discussed. Both CVs and resumes should be carefully prepared to reflect relevant experiences, successes and talents. Jobs in academia and industry are very diverse and may be as much as 100% teaching, research or management—or, a mix of these. A CV should be tailored to the responsibilities of the job. Experiences necessary to gain jobs in academia and industry will be outlined and compared. For example, publications are important for both academic and industry jobs, so it is critical that a candidate demonstrate the ability to publish research in a timely manner. For academic jobs with a teaching component, teaching experience is important and may come in a variety of forms, from teaching medical students how to conduct research to serving as a teaching assistant for a class. Information regarding maximizing both research and teaching experiences will be discussed. Obtaining that first interview is always exciting. The dos and don’ts of an interview seminar and teaching presentation will be discussed. Expectations of new faculty in the realm of teaching and research versus industry-related jobs will be compared and discussed.


The session will be followed by a social gathering – A great platform for networking while enjoying a drink!


Committee Members at a glace

Dr. Pauline Aad (President) 1




Dr. Christian Lambertz (Secretary) 2




Dr. Anamarija Smetko (Secretary) 3


Interested? Contact us and join Young EAAP!

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