ECCOMAS Young Investigators can be defined as young scientists (40 years old or younger) working in one of the ECCOMAS research fields. In the last years the number of young investigators working in computational methods in applied sciences has significantly increased. Therefore, the ECCOMAS Young Investigators Committee (EYIC) has been created in order to promote the main goals of ECCOMAS among young researchers, with special emphasis in encouraging activities of young ECCOMAS members. The EYIC is composed by members of each national and regional association and has a term of four years.
The main tasks of the EYIC include:
- the creation of a database of young investigators with "networking" aims (such as, for example, sharing info on research topics around Europe; sharing info on open positions; sharing info on available awards/opportunities for young people; sharing info on conferences/summer schools);
- to promote and facilitate the creation of "young" sections within national associations;
- to promote the participation of young people to ECCOMAS initiatives/conferences, etc.
The EYIC convenes at least once (but preferably twice) a year, generally in correspondence of ECCOMAS events.