Conference Programme

Eurodoc Conference 2018: Research career – a living dream?

University of Tampere (UTA), Finland: April 18–21, 2018
Street address: Kalevantie 5, Tampere. One can also enter the building from Pinninkatu.

Conference will also have a livestream on Youtube!

Wednesday April 18, Linna-building K103

9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 10.15 Opening of the conference, welcoming words by FUURT (Miia Ijäs), UTA (Rector Liisa Laakso) and Eurodoc (President Gareth O’Neill)

10.15 – 12.00 Session I: Policy making and the current situation of ECRs (4 presenters)

  • Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, Minister of Education in Finland
  • Lotta Alhonnoro & Tommi Kokkonen, FUURT: 2017 Survey on ECRs’ situation in Finland
  • Fabienne Gautier, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission: title TBA
  • Stephan Kuster, Science Europe: title TBA    
  • Chair: Liisa Laakso, Rector of UTA

12.00 – 12.30 Coffee break

12.30 – 14.00 Session II: Developing doctoral training in Europe (3 presenters)

  • Alexander Hasgall, EUA-CDE: title TBA
  • Ewelina Pabjańczyk-Wlazło, National Association of Doctoral Candidates, Poland: The Constitution for science – systemic change in science and higher education in Poland
  • Pirjo Nikander, UTA Doctoral school: Purpose, Vision and Visibility. Toward Nordic Excellence in Doctoral Training.
  • Chair: Eva Hnatkova, Eurodoc

14.00 – 15.00 Lunch

15.00 – 17.00 Session III: Career development and ECRs’ working conditions (4 presenters)

  • Giovanna Avellis, ITWIIN, MCAA/MFCA: International mobility and gender equality to boost women’s research career
  • Katharina Müller, Eurodoc & Helene Brinken, FOSTER Plus: Ready for Open Science? Training opportunities for ECRs on the Foster Platform
  • Inge van der Weijden, CWTS, Uni. of Leiden: Academic working conditions and mental health of early career researchers
  • Henri Virtanen, Mela: Mela-security for grant recipients
  • Chair: Filomena Parada, ABIC/Eurodoc

19.30 Evening reception at the Tampere City Hall (Raatihuone, Keskustori 10), sponsored by the City of Tampere (for all conference participants, registration required!)

Thursday April 19, Linna-building K103

9.30 – 11.30 Session IV: Careers, labor market and mobility (4 presenters)

  • Hannele Lahtinen, Academy of Finland, ERC national contact: Boosting research career with ERC funding
  • Charlotte Weber, Eurodoc Doctoral training WG, Uni. of Tromsø: Identifying transferable skills to enhance Early Career Researchers employability
  • Kirsi Korhonen, EURAXESS Finland: Research Careers and Global Mobility – How EURAXESS can help you
  • Falko Döring, EIT Alumni: title TBA
  • Chair: Rolle Alho, Tohtoriverkosto, Uni. of Helsinki

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 – 14.00 Session V: Researchers and society (4 presenters)

  • Gordon Dalton, ICoRSA: Responsible research and innovation – new definitions and how researchers play a part
  • Marcel Swart, Young Academy of Europe: title TBA
  • Tommi Himberg, Nuorten Tiedeakatemia: Changing ways of societal impact for young academics
  • Ieva Silina, Eurodoc: Personal branding in science
  • Chair: Päivi Tikka, Council of Finnish Foundations

14.00 – 15.00 Lunch

15.00 – 16.30 Session VI: Panel discussion ”Research career – a living dream?”

  • Panelists: Fabienne Gautier – EC; Alexander Hasgall – EUA-CDE; Gareth O’Neill –Eurodoc; Stephan Kuster – Science Europe; Hannele Lahtinen – Academy of Finland/ERC; Pirjo Nikander – UTA
  • Chair: Johanna Moisio, General Manager of FUURT

16.30 – 17.00 Closing session