The aim of the Mobility workgroup is to promote mobility among doctoral candidates and early career researchers, and to improve conditions in which mobility is provided. Mobility is fundamental for the transfer of scientific knowledge, institutional and personal development and innovation, as well as an essential tool within the European Research Area.
Mobility may be broadly defined as the physical moving of researchers from one institution to another, from one sector to another from one region to another. The focus of this WG, this year, will be on intersectoral mobility, with emphasis on the needs of early stage researchers to help the transition from academia to the public/private sector. The goals of the WG are to disseminate the current state of play of intersec- toral mobility in Europe, to address potential barriers to intersectoral mobility, and to propose best practices and policy advice for all major European stakeholders.