June 13th Brussels, Belgium
Eurodoc Annual Conference, General Meeting and New Board 2016
The 2016 Eurodoc Annual Conference took place on the campus of the University of Luxembourg, in the city of Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, between April 20th and 21st and was co-organised by the Association of Early-Career-Researchers of Luxembourg, LuxDoc.
The conference “Early-stage-researchers’ training: which future?” addressed the challenges for a modern vision of the doctorate. Early-career-researchers are the next generation of highly skilled professionals. As such, they must be trained, in the practice and production of excellent research, not only for Academia but for a variety of careers in a knowledge-based society.
The AGM of EuroDoc (22-23 April, Luxembourg) allowed a fruitful discussion between members of important aspects of the organization and elected new Board, WG Coordinators, other Administration and Advisory Board. See the full list of names and positions below.
The European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc) and Luxembourg’s Young Researchers Association (LuxDoc a.s.b.l.) are happy to announce that registrations are now open for the 16th Eurodoc Conference held at the University of Luxembourg in Esch-Belval. The conference entitled Early stage researchers’ training: which future? will take place on 20 and 21 April in Luxembourg.
Register now via this link.
The European Commission has made a new proposal to define the conditions of entry and residence of third-country national researchers, students, pupils, volunteers and unpaid trainees, repealing the existing student directive (2004/114/EC) and researcher directive (2005/71/EC).
As the proposal is currently under discussion in trilogue negotiations between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of European Union, this discussion paper underlines some of the main issues, raised by the current proposal, concerning doctoral candidates and junior researchers employed by research institutions.
Within the diversity of administrative and legal framework under which a researcher, at any stage of his/her career, the researcher status is the one which recognizes better the research activity. It usually goes with a proper contract of employment.
However, other issues, such as scientific visas and conditions of mobility for 3rd country nationals researchers in different frameworks of research mobility and/or programs, also have to be discussed. These conditions are defined in other directives and regulations.
The Eurodoc paper and recommendations on the entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research are now published, You can read the paper by clicking on this link.
New Publication: The Quality of Doctoral Training and Employability of Doctorate Holders: The Views of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers
Former Vice-President Filomena Parada and President John Peacock contributed a peer-reviewed chapter ‘The Quality of Doctoral Training and Employability of Doctorate Holders: The Views of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers’ to the volume ‘The European Higher Education Area, Between Critical Reflections and Future Policies’ edited by Adrian Curaj, Liviu Matei, Remus Pricopie, Jamil Salmi and Peter Scott.