Manifesto from the 4th Gago Conference on European Science Policy

Europe supports early research careers and stimulating research workplaces.

EERA is delighted to support the excellent initiative by the Gago Conferences who have published a Manifesto to support early research careers and healthy research workplaces. The manifesto resulted from the 4th Gago Conference on European Science Policy, that gathered research institutions, policy makers and representatives of early career researchers´ associations with the support of the French Presidency of Council of the European Union. The purpose of the conference was to take stock of the impacts of different challenges, namely the pandemics, disproportionately affecting early career researchers and to discuss ways to mitigate those impacts and support the next generation of researchers in Europe. A message from Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner responsible for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, was received.

EERA was invited to the consultation meeting as a key European research stakeholder and as a member of the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE). It was represented at the meeting by Prof Joe O'Hara, EERA President, who signed the Manifesto on behalf of the Association.

More details on the meeting and a copy of the Manifesto can be found here: