YESS @ SDG’s and the Future Earth Research Agenda- Perspectives of ECS

SDG’s and the Future Earth Research Agenda- Perspectives of Early Career Scientists: Summary Report
German Community Future Earth meeting, 20-21 April 2017, Kiel, Germany

Faten Bahar represented the YESS Community.


Read Faten’s short report below:

Background of the meeting

SDGS and the Future Earth research agenda – perspectives of Early Career Scientists

The round table discussions had the following objectives:

1- Identifying and tackling open questions necessary to reach the sustainable development goals of that may might significantly impact sustainably-related research.

2- Facilitating exchange amongst early career scientists in order to join forces for grant proposals on the identified open questions. (DFG foundation)

3- Bring early career researcher together on projects related to SDG goals and through the working groups.


Dr. Ruth Delzeit (IfW Kiel )

Dr Antje Brock (uni Berlin)


Dr. Bettina Schmalzbauer (German Committee in Future Earth):

Prof Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR)

Dr. Florian Zabel (LMU München)

Dr Christiane Joerk (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).

Faten Attig Bahar (YESS-community, Polytechnic school of Tunisia)





Welcome and introduction: A. Brock, Ruth Delzeit.

-Kick-off talks:

●The German committee in Future earth: Dr. Bettina Schmalzbauer

●Quantifying synergies and trade-offs between SDGs: Prof Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR)

●Land-use related synergies and trade-off between SDGs: Dr. Florian Zabel ( LMU Munich)

-Elevator talk for each participant: get to know participants, their research interest, background and relation to Future Earth.



-Topic for joining activities in German Community of Future Earth. ( more information about diferente working group can be found here:

-Opportunities for ECR offered by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG in order to promote ECR activities : Dr Christiane Joerk ( Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).

-Review on ECR’s involvement within Annual Future Earth Meeting in Montreal, March 2017,Faten Attig Bahar ( YESS-community, Polytechnic school of Tunisia).

Points gotten from the elevator talks:

  • Close involvement of about 21 ECR participants (Master, PhD candidate, Post Doc) from natural and social science background: (engineering, economic, social science) within Future Earth concept and sustainable development in the world.

(Future Earth supports innovation and startups in climate innovation, Future Earth work for sustainability issues worldwide, KANS topics are interesting, Future Earth is linked to SDGs …)


Discussed points:

*/ ECR Future Earth German Community:

Open scientific community of early career engaged with inter-trans-disciplinarity solutions in Germany. More information about the community activities can be found here.

*/ Opportunities for ECR offered by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG in order to promote ECR activities:

The DFG promotes fundamental and basic research in Germany : PhD, Post-Doc, University Assistant by fellowships and many scholarships programs.

DFG offers through fellowship programs the opportunity to bring together early career for collective projects, workshops …

Emmy Noether Program is open to international candidates and activities in cooperation with German Institutions.

” The Emmy Noether Programme supports researchers in achieving independence at an early stage of their scientific careers. Postdocs gain the qualifications required for a university teaching career during a DFG-funded period, usually lasting five years, in which they lead their own independent junior research group.”


Additional information about the program can be found here:

Additional information about DFG Funding Programs can be found here.