It was an informal, interactive day focused on developing interdisciplinary cooperation and exploring transdisciplinary opportunities. A ranger took the group on a fieldtrip, and participants got to share experiences with short inspiring presentations, and have an interactive "speed dating" session, all while enjoying the nature and scientific atmosphere.
First, exchange with peers is essential for research quality and network building. Second, learning to link projects with stakeholders and policy makers in early phases is highly beneficial for impact of your research. Third, ... well it's just fun to meet new people working on similar topics, outside of your office.
A new edition will certainly take place in 2019, so stay informed.
You'll find the pictures of the last Young Scientist Days here :