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EUGAIN’s Young Researchers and Innovators (YRI) cohort brings together the new generation of early career academics in Computer Science to collaborate, network, and thrive through peer support.


Reasons to Become an Informatics Student

Several of EUGAIN’s young researchers are presenting at ACM’s 10th Celebration of Women in Computing, womENcourage 2023, in Trondheim. Come and join us on September 22 at Trondheim Spektrum. 

As a teaser, see the four posters supported by EUGAIN’s ITC conference grants below: 

  1. Bridging Values: The Inclusion of Young Generations in Computing [pdf]
  2. Looking for a Major in Computing? Technical Knowledge vs. Broader Social Values in Computing Majors [pdf]
  3. An Optimal Study Group Repartition to Improve Members’ Performance in STEM [pdf]
  4. Recruiting Women into Cyber Security [pdf]

The annual EUGAIN conference, to take place in Trondheim, Norway, on September 20-21, is organized by a team of young researchers.

See flyer.

General chair: Anna Szlavi (Norway) 

Panel chairs: Karolina Bolesta (Poland), Sonay Caner-Yıldırım (Turkey),  

Presentations chair: Serena Versino (Italy), Nehir Yasan-Ak (Turkey),  

Workshop chairs: Elmira Yadollahi (Sweden), Irene Zanardi (Switzerland) 

We had our 2nd Training School in Rome, Italy, focusing on skills development and networking for young researchers. Participants came from Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Turkiye, and Ukraine.

See photo taken at the closing of the event.



EUGAIN’s large-scale event will be held in September 2023 in Trondheim, Norway, co-organized by ACM’s womENcourage conference. There will be two days for EUGAIN only: the first day will be a full day dedicated to talks and workshops with the theme of Building bridges between Academia and Industry. And it will be organized by some of us, Young Researchers. 
We are looking for more people in our team. If you want to be part of the team that made the GenZ project possible and if you feel you could contribute to organizing a 1-day conference event in the given theme (Building bridges between Academia and Industry), we want to hear from you. People from any WGs are welcome! The more diverse we are, the better.
If interested, send our Coordinator a short application letter by March 24, 2023, containing:
  • why you would like to join the team
  • how you could contribute and
  • add one specific idea (i.e., a track, a speaker, an activity, etc.)

In this project, we have worked on enhancing gender balance and diversity specifically through reaching out to younger generations and attracting them to Computer Science. We have produced an Action Deliverable, highlighting the advantages of working in CS. In addition, we have created an online library of role model interviews on TikTok and YouTube.