Open Science session at ESOF 2010 is set up for July 4, 15.45-17.00 in room Dublino

Summary of the Open Science session at Eurodoc 2010

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Open Science session at Eurodoc 2010 is all set up for tomorrow, March 12

Eurodoc2010 - Details on the conference and the session itself are available via the session's web page. Most of the session will make use of an Etherpad-based clickstream (embedded below) but there will also be some slides, embedded further below, and a discussion group at Friendfeed, embedded at the bottom of this page.

Open Science session accepted for ESOF 2010

Two proposals for the Euroscience Open Forum 2010 have been submitted by Eurodoc and accepted on Nov 10, 2009:
"What would science look like if it were invented today? "
This will be a debate on how new communication tools such as wikis and other collaborative environments, blogs and microblogs can enrich scientific communication, how public post-publication peer review and contribution-based metrics can work. Special focus will be put on how young researchers can benefit from Open Access and Science 2.0 tools.
More information on the topic can be found here.

"New comparable data on young researcher's mobility patterns available: What are the consequences for European Research Policy?"

Eurodoc 2010 - Stocktaking and Prospects: Doctoral Training and Research – the Link between Europen Higher Education and European Research Areas

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The annual conference of Eurodoc, the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers provides a unique framework for young researchers to meet with European political and economical leaders and to engage in fruitful discussions on the construction of the European Research and Higher Education Areas. The conference is open for the general public, in particular all young researchers and policy makers are encouraged to participate.

Eurodoc 2010 will be embedded in a series of high-level events around the Bologna-Process Ministerial Summit. 150 to 200 young researchers and policy makers from more than 32 European countries are expected come to Vienna to engage in fruitful discussions and to work on recommendations for the future of research training beyond 2010.


Vienna University of Technology
Karlsplatz 13
Wien, WIE, 1010
48° 11' 55.8024" N, 16° 22' 11.2224" E

ESOF 2010 Proposal on Science 2.0

Next Euroscience Open Forum will take place on 2 to 7 of July, 2010 in Torino, Italy. I think it is the ideal forum to talk also about new science communciation tools.

That why I am proposing here a session on young researchers and Science 2.0. for the Career Programme of ESOF 2010.

We still need include names of interested experts to join the discussions with Second Life, Friendfeed or similar services in the proposal. The deadline for proposals for ESOF is September, 30.

The exact time within the frame of 2-7. July 2010 will be fixed later, taking into account the availabilities of the participants. It will be an one hour session. So is anybody interested to join the discussions?

New Eurodoc board elected - Eurodoc 2009 outcomes.

The Eurodoc 2009 conference

Innovations in Europe: From Academia to Practice and Back

annual Eurodoc conference took place from March 26 till March 28, 2009
in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. This major European gathering of young
researchers and policy makers was co-organised by ADS, the Slovak
Association of Doctorands, and SKRVŠ, the Czech Association of Doctoral
Eurodoc is the voice of doctoral candidates and young
researchers in Europe; it is a permanent partner of the European
Commission with regard to the European Research Area and the European
Higher Education. This year’s event was of significant importance since
for the first time in Eurodoc’s existence it was held in one of the new
member states of the European Union. The subject of this year’s
conference was ‘Innovations in Europe: From Academia to Practice and

Keynote speakers were the Slovak Republic’s Deputy Prime Minister for
Knowledge-Based Society Dušan Čaplovič, the General Director of the
Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic Peter Plavčan, the Deputy
Director-General of the DG Research of the European Commission Anneli
Pauli and Jean-Patrick Connerade, Emiritus Professor of the Imperial
College in London and well-known expert on the field of higher
education and research.
The Eurodoc delegates and other
participants discussed - during roundtables and workshops - policy
recommendations on ‘Doctoral Programmes in Europe – Their Role in a
Knowledge-Based Economy’, ‘Fostering Cooperation Between University and
Industry’, ‘Success Stories of Intersectorial Mobility - Doctoral
Candidates’ Views’, ’Lisbon Strategy and Innovation Policy within the
EU’ and ’The Role of Universities in the Innovative Economy’. The
conference finished with a plenary session in which also the impact of
the current world wide economic crisis on the funding of education and
research was discussed.  
The most important conclusion of the
conference is that in order to reach the Lisbon and Bologna aims
'action' is needed. The Member States and the institutions were
provided with a theoretical framework. It is up to them to put theory
into practice. However until now little of these improvements have been
implemented; only small steps have been taken and this in a fragmented
and random way. In order to achieve the aims of the Lisbon/Bologna
process, political will, political pressure and funding is needed.
is determined to contribute to this process by, amongst others,
developing practical policies that can easily be adopted and
implemented like its ’Five Principles and Recommendations towards a
More Open European Labour Market for Researchers’.  

Moreover, to
make policy on doctoral researchers work, policy makers should know
what young researchers think and want. Thus it is of the utmost
importance that policy makers on all levels (local, regional, national,
and international) involve young researchers when drafting and
implementing policies that affect these young reseachers. This
conference re-assured the status of Eurodoc as key partner and main
voice of young researchers on the European level. Therefore we call on
the European Union to grant Eurodoc an even stronger position within
the the ERA and EHEA.  
The next Eurodoc Conference will take place
in Vienna on March 11-15, 2010. The conference theme will be
“Stocktaking and Prospects: Doctoral Training and Research – the Link
between EHEA and ERA”.   


The Eurodoc Annual General Meeting 2009
Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

the General Assembly, which took place directly after the annual
Eurodoc conference in Banská Bystrica (SK) a new Eurodoc board was
elected. The new President of Eurodoc is Nikola Macharová, doctoral
candidate at Nitra, Slovak Republic. Nikola, coming from a position in
the Slovak Doctorands Association’s board, is working on her doctoral
thesis on "Life Long Learning in Management of Cultural Institutions". 

The composition of the newly elected Board is the following: 
• President: Nikola Macharová (Slovakia) 
• Vice president: Nadia Koltcheva (Bulgaria) 
• Secretary: Elena Xeni (Cyprus) 
• Treasurer: Darius Köster (France) 
• General Board Member: Ing-Marie Ahl (Sweden) 
• General Board Member: Zaza Nadja Lee Hansen (Denmark) 
• General Board Member: Sverre Lundemo (Norway) 
most important aim of this year's Eurodoc board will be the
strengthening of the position of Eurodoc as well-recognised stakeholder
in the European Research Area and the European Higher Education Area by
representing the voice of Europe’s doctoral candidates and young
researchers. The General Assembly showed resolve by taking up a
resolution to the board to aim at the harmonisation of doctoral
programs across Europe. 
Currently, Eurodoc is conducting what can
be considered the most elaborate survey until now on the situation of
young researchers in Europe. The results will be presented at the
Eurodoc Conferece in 2010. Furthermore, the General Assembly agreed to
make a strong statement to claim the importance of investing into the
future by investing in education and research, also and especially in
times of economic crisis. 
The relevance of Eurodoc and of the
community it represents was witnessed by the increasing recognition of
young researchers as core stakeholders and partners in policy debates
and actions at the national and European level during the last period,
and is expected to rise significantly over the next years. 
next General Assembly will take place right after the Eurodoc
Conference on “Stocktaking and Prospects: Doctoral Training and
Research – the Link between EHEA and ERA”. It will take place in Vienna
on March 11-15, 2010.

We like to hear your opinion - Eurodoc Survey

Eurodoc is conducting a Europe-wide survey on doctoral researchers in cooperation with the International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER) at Kassel University. The survey will be open at least till end of April.
Its topics include qualification requirements, career paths, funding schemes, models of training and supervision, working conditions, expected and achieved results of scientific work and mobility.

This is the first survey of its kind and roughly 100,000 doctoral researchers from the whole of Europe are asked to take part in this study. Be one of them – add your experience to our knowledge and contribute to forming of the European Research Area. We thank you in advance for your valued cooperation. Here is the link

If you are not a European doctoral candidate, you can still help this important project for young researchs - just send the message to all European doctoral candidates you know!

Eurodoc Workshop: Valorisation of the Doctorate. Rennes, France

19/11/2008 14:00
19/11/2008 18:50
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We cordially invite you to come to the Eurodoc Workshop on "Valorisation of the Doctorate" on November 19 from 14-19h.

The workshop continues Eurodoc's efforts to strengthen the recognition of doctoral degrees in the private and public sectors as much as in academia. This with a view to easing transsectorial mobility and raising awareness among employers of the particular skills doctoral graduates have.

The workshop will also address mentoring as a way of improving doctoral graduates' integration and competitive position in the private and public sectors as much as in academia, as part of the ongoing work on a Eurodoc mentoring policy. A parallel session will be dedicated to the Eurodoc Survey project.

Please see the preliminary programme
for more information. To register, please send an email to before 14/11/2008