The goal of the Mentoring action is to establish long term links between young acousticians and experienced seniors in order to consolidate the coherence of the EAA and establish bridges between the generation: Seniors-Juniors bridges.

  • This is a volunteering activity.
  • Mentoring pairs are
    • preferably trans-national,
    • 1-on-1 pairings.
  • During EAA conferences, mentoring meetups will be organized by the YAN to enrich the mentoring connections.
  • Organization and content within the mentoring pairs are highly individual.
  • We recommend continuous (online) meetings in the first year with intervals of max. two months between meetings to establish and strengthen the mentoring connection.

Registration procedure (will start on March 1st, 2023)

Mentors / seniors

The Mentors / Seniors apply by sending an email to providing the following information:

  • Subject: “Mentors’ application for EAA mentoring program”
  • Name
  • Email
  • Short CV (5-10 lines)
  • Specialties / Technical topics

Mentees / juniors

The Mentees / Juniors apply by filling out this form.


Matching periods (every year):

  • Winter period: November 1st – 15th.
  • Summer period: May 15th – 31st.

Registration deadline to the mentoring program before the matching period:

  • Winter period: October 31st.
  • Summer period: May 15th.

Registration to conference events (In-person kick-off / evaluation):

  • More updates on the next conference soon.

Conference activities

  • Mentoring in-person kick-off (organized by YAN)
    • Intro + Summary from previous year’s participants.
    • Information (How Tos/ examples).
    • (if available) Evaluation of the mentoring program.
    • Get-to-know / Meet-up.
  • Evaluation starts after the first year (1 month before the next EAA conference) via a questionnaire (evaluation via YAN, distributed and collected by EAA permanent secretary)
  • Proposed individual meetups
    • Meetup for lunch.
    • Meetup for poster sessions and walk around.
    • Join technical tours together.
    • +1 & +1 meetup (senior brings another senior & junior brings another junior).

Duties of mentors / seniors

  • Discuss with juniors about the profession.
  • Give human and career advice (no liability).
  • Give technical advice (if requested).
  • Promote EAA products.
  • Participate in mentoring meetups organized during EAA conferences (when participating in the conference).

Duties of mentees / juniors

  • Initiate contacting the mentor and proposed possible dates for the next meetings.
  • Prepare for each meeting: e.g., sending questions in forehand, having report ready if where tasks were defined in the previous meeting.
  • Participate in mentoring meetups organized during EAA conferences (when participating in the conference).
  • Do not expect the mentor to be a "door-opener" or similar.

For further questions, you can contact us via mail at (YAN) or (EAA office) or reach out to us via Discord (