General agenda of Eurodoc Conference 2019

Conference Day 1: Monday 01 April 2019

09.00 – 09.45

Registration with Coffee/Tea

09.45 – 10.00

Opening and Welcome

10.00 – 12.00

#1: PhD as a Driving Force for Sustainable Innovation (4 speakers)

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch with Snacks/Drinks

13.00 – 15.00

#2: Inspirational round table discussions (12 tables)

15.00 – 15.30

Break with Coffee/Tea

15.30 – 17.30

#3: Activating Career Development and Support (4 speakers)

17.30 – 19.00

Drinks/reception + free time

19.00 – late

City Tour + Dinner (Eurodoc only + speakers)


Conference day 2: Tuesday 02 April 2019 (Auditorium Albert II + Patio)

09.00 – 10.00

Infomarket with Breakfast + Coffee/Tea

10.00 – 12.00

#4: Valorising a PhD for Industry and Society (4 speakers)

12.00 – 15.00

Lunch with Snacks/Drinks + Multiplier Event Graduate SPIRIT

15.00 – 17.00

#5: Entrepreneurship for Leaders and Start-Ups (4 speakers)

17.00 – 17.30

Feedback + Closing

19.00 – late

Café Tour + Dinner  (Eurodoc only + speakers)


The programme is aimed to:

  1. create perspective and foster an active and empowering dialogue on career development, entrepreneurship and employability in the community of young researchers,
  2. break walls between disciplines, institutes, and regions in order to boost synergistic inter-university and intersectoral collaborations at regional, national and European levels and
  3. ensure that PhD holders actively take part in the creation of a sustainable economy and innovation-driven society.

Thematically we have two main themes spread over two days, namely:

  1. the professional career development of ECRs (via courses, tools and mentoring) and
  2. the role of PhD graduates in effectively tackling societal and global challenges, with a specific attention for entrepreneurship and intersectoral mobility (in interdisciplinary teams and with policy makers and citizens).


*A section with all confirmed speakers will be uploaded by 30/1.