is the European federation
of national organisations of young researchers. Young researchers are the ones currently undertaking their doctorate
, doctoral candidates or early-stage researchers) or PhD holders in their first years of their post-doctoral research career (mostly postdoctoral researchers
, postdocs, employed on a temporary basis).
As a non-profit organisation
, Eurodoc monitors the situation of young researchers in Europe
with respect to different parameters (eg mobility, labour conditions, career paths, doctoral supervision and training).
Eurodoc issues policy statements and provides recommendations to academic, corporate and governing institutions on subjects of special relevance to young European researchers (e.g. the Bologna Process
, the Lisbon agenda
). In this activity, Eurodoc is in regular contact with major stakeholders in European research and higher education policy, most notably with the European Commission, Directorate General for Research
, and the European University Association
Each year in spring, Eurodoc convenes to an international conference for young researchers. The aim of this Eurodoc conference is to provide a framework for young European researchers to meet with European political and economical leaders and to engage in a fruitful discussion on the construction of the European Research and Higher Education Area.
Eurodoc Survey I was conducted from 2005 to 2011 and analyses the current situation of 7561 doctoral candidates in twelve... Read More