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Doctoral Training Working Group

Doctoral Training Working Group

This working group (WG) looks at everything that has to do with the quality of doctoral training. This year the main theme will be how to define doctoral education and its scope.

The work of the group is led by co-coordinators Anthony Waked, a doctoral candidate in Belgium and Laura Weil a doctoral candidate in Denmark. 

The purpose of the WG Doctoral training is two-fold: Firstly, to provide a platform for NAs and affiliated ECR to discuss matters relevant to doctoral training at a European level, i.e., exchange ideas, good practices and connections; secondly, to provide a place within the Eurodoc organisation to develop policy on matters specifically related to doctoral education.

The goals of the WG Doctoral training for the upcoming year is to finalise the currently ongoing statement on doctoral supervision, and to improve outreach. Detailed goals for the upcoming year will be discussed in the next meeting.

Any ECR should consider joining the WG Doctoral training if they find discussions related to doctoral education interesting and if they wish to contribute to the development of doctoral education policy across Europe. Participation in the WG Doctoral training does not entail any obligation to participate in meetings or to perform any work between meetings.

The general goals of the working group:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of high-quality doctoral training for the future of European research and society;
  • Study and comment on documents on doctoral training from relevant European stakeholders;
  • Write recommendations on how to improve doctoral training by including doctoral candidates’ perspectives.

The current activities of the working group are 

  • To propose a statement on the supervision of doctoral candidates that focuses on
    • facilitating healthy relationships between the doctoral candidate and supervisor to foster mutual respect and attainment;
    • increasing clarity about the roles and responsibilities of doctoral candidates and supervisors for greater knowledge exchange and teamwork;

How to sign up for the WG mailing lists

Each working group has an email list. Here, the working groups can keep in touch between meetings, such as calling for meetings and sharing information of interest to its members.

All Eurodoc has 6 working groups open for all Early career researchers and doctoral candidates affiliated with one or more of the members (national associations) of Eurodoc to join. In some cases, it is even possible for others to join these working groups.

If you wish to be added to the new email lists for any working groups, please sign up through this link.