Young Researcher's Platform
It has been a priority for EuroScience to look into the general features and the problems concerning the structure and the development of a career in science and technology in today’s Europe. The importance of the human factor in research is evident to everybody, and concerns all disciplines, branches and sectors. The working conditions, the rights and the duties, the intellectual freedom, the material environment for the conduction of a fruitful scientific inquiry: they are all common elements for the profession of researcher, irrespective of the specific career and field chosen.
The European Young Researchers’ Award (EYRA), coordinated by Euroscience in collaboration with The European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers “Eurodoc” and Marie Curie Fellows Association “MCFA”, is granted to researchers demonstrating outstanding research performance and leadership. At the same time, the award aims to inspire early stage and experienced researchers to incorporate a European dimension and perspective into their research.
Grants to ESOF
The active participation of young researchers, in the early stages of their careers, in ESOF is a major contributor to the success of the meetings. Their presence greatly enriches the Scientific Programme, and a parallel Careers Programme addresses many of their particular interests and concerns.
There is still a significant lack of comparable data in Europe on young researchers' situations. Supporting previous initiatives, Euroscience aims to fill the gap, focusing specifically on Young Researchers (master students, doctoral candidates and post-docs).With a questionnaire approach Euroscience would like to hear the Voice of Young Researchers on their career development thereby enhancing the knowledge about young researchers needs and helping to improve their situation.
Information and calls
A platform of useful practical information from Euroscience and stakeholders.
Young Researcher's Tour
The main purpose of this initiative is to gather information concerning the situation of, and challenges for, young researchers in Europe as well as to stimulate a discussion of relevant issues and potential solutions. Euroscience will during 2013, together with local partners, organize a number of seminars at different geographic locations across Europe. The information gathered will be used both in Euroscience work to improve the situation for science and scientists in Europe (European and national levels) as well as a means to identify topics for further investigations, discussions and seminars.