In June, YERUN is organising a series of four online events dedicated to early career researchers. Discussing about current challenges, stakeholder experiences and policy initiatives, participants will exchange views along four main themes: intersectoral mobility, mentoring, the impact of funding schemes on careers, and the practical challenges faced by university services to implement career policies.
The first event of the series on Early career researchers & intersectoral mobility will take place on Friday 9 June from 12:30 to 14:00 CEST:
Favouring the mobility of researchers between academic and non-academic sectors has been a long-lasting objective of both policy-makers and Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) in Europe. For early career researchers (ECRs) in particular, acquiring the right skillset for intersectoral mobility can provide additional employment opportunities. At the same time, the current academic assessment systems often make it difficult for researchers working in the private, public or non-profit sectors to return to academia – and it may even become increasingly unappealing to do so. This session convenes early career researchers, university representatives and policy-makers to discuss the challenges attached to the intersectoral mobility of ECRs, as well as ways forward to overcome them.
- Yensi Flores Bueso – Steering Board Member, Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment | Global Young Academy
- Dario Capezzuto – Policy Officer, European Commission, DG for Research and Innovation
- Jouni Kekäle – Chief Senior Specialist, Human Resources Department, University of Eastern Finland
- Margaux Kersschot – Policy Adviser, Young Universities for the Future of Europe at University of Antwerp | Coordinator, DIOSI-project
- Mostafa Moonir Shawrav – Marie Curie Alumni Association
- Saša Zelenika – Vice-Rector, University of Rijeka
Interested in attending this session? Register here.
Early registrations for the four events are now open! Stay tuned and keep an eye on our website and social media to find out soon details on the programme of our series! We look forward to seeing you in June!