Registration for Eurodoc’s 2015 annual conference and AGM is now open via the conference website! Additional information will be added to the website in the coming few weeks.
The conference will take place from the 27th – 28th April 2015 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, which will be the European Capital of Youth for 2015. Eurodoc’s members will be present talking about how they are dealing with the issues that affect them, and the projects they are working on. The conference will provide an opportunity for the sharing of ideas and exchange of good practice. We hope to welcome many other organisations from across Europe and hear more about what they are doing to support and empower young researchers.
The event is being organised by Eurodoc and RoDoc, the association of doctoral candidates in Romania. Immediately following the conference, Eurodoc will hold its annual general meeting on the 29th and 30th April.
Ever since the Berlin Declaration on Open Access (OA) a decade ago, scientific publication has undergone serious transformations. OA has more and more become part of the publishing reality in Europe. It has been noted that OA has reached the tipping point, with 50% of scientific papers published in 2011 freely available . It is now a widely discussed topic in European policy debates. Eurodoc is a strong supporter of OA to scientific publications. Freely accessible literature can be expected to facilitate and accelerate the work of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) . Read more>>
Eurodoc supports the Joint Declaration on Doctoral Training in Europe published by the rectors conferences from France, Germany, Poland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. We would especially like to emphasise that Doctoral Candidates, who should be selected in a fair recruitment process, are professional researchers. Appropriate supervision of their PhD research is of paramount importance. Furthermore, we agree that no ECTS are necessary for measuring skills developed during the doctorate. The award of a doctorate is sufficient to attest the holder’s qualifications, which are valuable for a diverse labour market.