The self-imposed goal of the Young-DGM local groups (yDGM) is to represent the interests of the young members within the DGM, to promote the dialogue between them and to offer a platform for the participation of the younger generation. The central meeting of the yDGM local groups is the yDGM annual meeting at the beginning of the DGM-Young Talent Forum, which takes place in the framework of MSE or the WerkstoffWoche (Materials Week) conference in every year.
The Young-DGM annual meeting forms a "parliament" of the yDGM local groups and the active junior MatWerker in the DGM. In this “parliament” the interests of the yDGM local group members are discussed and transmitted via the federal spokesman of the yDGM local groups to the DGM Young Talent Committee.
The yDGM local groups support the statutable duties and responsibilities of the DGM, which include the promotion of talented junior staff. yDGM local groups can exist independently of DGM regional forums. Neighboring DGM regional forums and yDGM local groups should coordinate with each other.
Due to the foundation of yDGM local groups the DGM would like to increase their public perception – especially for the offspring of the materials science - as a competent contact at the different locations of the local groups.
Through regional activities, the DGM should be even more visible and gain new members. The DGM Young Talent Committee junior coordinates the establishment, coordination and promotion of the jDGM local groups. This committee discusses and decides on planned junior activities, which were presented through the federal spokesman and his deputy. The General Manager and Board Member of DGM decided on the allocation of funds.
Young-DGM Local Groups - yDGM are regional groups of students and PhDs of materials science and engineering. They are an important part in the promotion of young talent by the DGM – the German Materials Society. The founding of Young DGM Local Groups supports the statutory aims of the DGM, in which the promotion of talented young people is included.