On the 3rd of April 2020, Dr Diana Stanciu, the initiator, fundraiser and director of the Romanian Young Academy, received the Humboldt Alumni Award 2020 for innovative networking initiatives. More details on the award and on this initiative can be found here: https://rya.org.ro/humboldt-alumni-award-2020

Owing to this award and within the context of the COVID-19 contingency, Dr Stanciu commenced the first RYA networking and civic action initiative, which is related to this emergency situation.