September 26th saw the launch of an ambitious Manifesto for Early Career Researchers. Designed by key stakeholders in European research, and formally supported by EERA, the Manifesto calls for:
- Europe-wide monitoring of young researchers’ situation
- Improving research careers and working conditions in Research Performing Organisations (RPOs), Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
- Enhancing research careers in the third sector, including NGOs and governmental organisations
- Involving national funding agencies in cooperation with the European Commission.
EERA representatives - in particular EERA President Joe O'Hara and Link Convenor for the Emerging Researchers Group, Sanneya Quereshi - took an active role in discussions around the content of the manifesto. This process was facilitated by the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE), an umbrella body for research organisations. EERA has been an active member of the ISE for a number of years and is very supportive of all initiatives to help emerging researchers .
More details on the Manifesto can be found here: