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.
Eurodoc and Foster are organizing a Webinar about Open Access and the opportunities raised for early stage researches in a more open educational environment.
The event is taking place on 6 November, at 11.00h CET, and is free and open to everybody.
If you are curious about Open Access and want to know the best opportunities for your research and future career, join us in this webinar. You can also start posting doubts or questions on social media, using the following hashtags: #OpenByDefault and #OpenSci4Doc
For more informations and the detailed program, please click here. To learn more about FOSTER and their activities regarding Open Access, Open Data, Open Education and Open Science, please visit this link.