In the context of the public consultation launched by the European Commission on the European Framework for Sustainable and Attractive Careers in Higher Education, YERUN publishes a position paper highlighting elements of particular importance for our members and making four key recommendations:
- Coherence should be ensured between the Framework for Research Careers and the Framework for Sustainable and Attractive Careers in Higher Education.
- Academics undertake a number of activities and responsibilities beyond research which should be appropriately recognised. An adequate rebalancing of assessment grids and methods is necessary to allow for different and complementary professional profiles to emerge in our teams.
- The work of the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment must continue to be supported and complemented by actions undertaken by public authorities at regional, national and European levels, and it should be acknowledged that in its practical implementation within universities, it should be broadened to all the dimensions of an academic career.
- Public authorities should work more closely with their universities and other stakeholders to improve their collaboration and shape the regulatory and funding contexts in which careers develop.