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!The 33rd Annual Conference of Academia Europaea (AE) and 11th of the Young Academy of Europe will take place 26-27 October 2022 in Barcelona Biomedical Research Park.
!At the conference, two major awards of Academia Europaea will be presented to two outstanding members of the Academy:

![Professor Sierd Cloetingh|Member/Cloetingh_Sierd], former President of Academia Europaea, will receive the Academia Europaea's [Gold Medal|Acad_Main/Activities/Awards_and_Prizes/Gold_Award] (Laudator: [Dr Robert-Jan Smits|Member/Smits_Robert-Jan]) and the internationally renowned Economics scholar, [Professor Philippe Aghion|Member/Aghion_Philippe], will be awarded the [Erasmus Medal|Acad_Main/News/News2/Erasmus Medal 2021].
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!Virtual class meetings

Class A1/A2: Thursday, 15 September 2022\\
Class C: Thursday, 22 September 2022\\
Class B: Thursday, 29 September 2022
! Plenary sessions - Day 1 (Wednesday, 26th October 2022)

|10:30 a.m.	|Welcome to Building Bridges 2022
|10:45 a.m.	|Class meeting highlights and photocall with new AE Members (by Class)
||11:30 a.m.	||Coffee break
|12:00 p.m.	|__AE Erasmus Medal and Lecture by [Philippe Aghion|Member/Aghion_Philippe]__, Laudatio by [Andreu Mas-Collel|Member/Mas-Colell_Andreu]
|12:45 p.m.	|Balzan Prize Lecture I
|!1:30 p.m.	|Lunch break, networking breakout sessions (online)
|3:00 p.m.	|__Adam Kondorosi Prize Lecture by [Paola Bonfante|Member/Bonfante_Paola]__, Laudatio by [Eva Kondorosi|Member/Kondorosi_Éva]
|3:45 p.m.	|__Barcelona Hypatia European Science Prize Lecture__, Laudatio by [Björn Whittrock|Member/Wittrock_Björn]
||4:30 p.m.	||End of Day 1
| |New member meet and greet reception.\\Followed by a President’s Dinner.
!Plenary sessions - Day 2 (Friday, 27th October 2022)

|9:30 a.m.	|__Annual Business Meeting for AE Members__
||11:00 a.m.	||Coffee break
|11:30 a.m.	|__André Mischke YAE Prize 2022 for Science and Policy__, Laudatio by Gemma Modinos
|12:15 p.m.	|YAE keynote speaker 1
|12:45 p.m.	|YAE keynote speaker 2
||1:15 p.m.	||Lunch break, networking breakout sessions (online)
|2:45 p.m.	|AE/YAE Panel on bio-ethics, chair by [Mara Dierssen|Member/Dierssen_Mara]
|3:45 p.m.	|__Balzan Prize Lecture II__
||4:30 p.m.	||Closing and farewell

Download the [plenary programme|Programme - Building Bridges 2021 (v12 oct 2021).pdf] (last updated 12 October 
!!See you in Barcelona!
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