Eurodoc Open Science Ambassador Training

General agenda of Eurodoc Conference 2019

Eurodoc Annual Conference Programme - Brochure [*.PDF, ~700 K]

Conference Day 1: Monday 01 April 2019

(Academy Palace — Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels).

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

19.00 – late

Optional: Fuckup night — Stories About Failure
More info with registration option will be sent to all conference attendees.


Conference day 2: Tuesday 02 April 2019

(Academy Palace — Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels).

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 followed by
Graduate SPIRIT event - #MeTooAcademia: The Learning Curve

15.00 – 15.30

Break with Coffee/Tea

15.30 – 17.30

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

17.30 – 18.00

Feedback and Closing


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).