Bratislava Declaration of Young Researchers

As a human endeavour for common good, scientific and scholarly research plays a special role in our European Union one that has the ability to transform people and society. The passion, ideas and curiosity that young people bring to research sustain it. This declaration written by young researchers calls on Member States and the European Commission (EC) to recognise the special role that young researchers play and aspires to better enable them: great ideas and ability are divorced of age, gender, or nationality. 


  1. We aspire to enable great people to realise their ideas to understand and improve the world. 
  2. We aspire to sustainable and transparent career trajectories.
  3. We aspire to a diverse, collaborative, inter-disciplinary, open, and ethical research environment. 
  4. We aspire to a healthy work-life balance. 


Please see the attached PDF for the full declaration.