The EU2014 conference "The Empowerment of the Next Generation of Researchers Promoting talents, spreading excellence (ENGRes2014 )" will take place in the city of Trento from 18 to 19 November 2014 and is organised by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research in collaboration with the Autonomous Province of Trento. The conference is part of the events of the Italian Presidency of the EU Council and is financed through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions of the new EU Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation.
The overall theme is to discuss and reflect on how programmes for researcher training, recruitment and career development empower the next generation of researchers to be successful, no matter how society and the economy evolve. Key elements will be explored from this angle such as skills, mobility, and gender issues as well as the interaction between academia and industry sectors.
The conference will focus on the roles of policy-makers, funders and businesses contributing to research training, working together with universities and research institutions.
The participants will gather for one-and-a-half days at the premises of the University of Trento, for a programme divided into three main parts.
Initially the conference will update participants on recent political initiatives on research training undertaken by the EU institutions. The conference will then offer a number of professionally facilitated workshops with different subthemes within the conference topic, during which the participants will exchange knowledge and experiences and engage in discussions to develop ideas for future actions and recommendations:
- Training and supporting researchers in a changing world
- Multi-sectoral career paths: promoting and assessing professional development
- Attractive working and social security conditions in Europe for ANY talented researcher
- A win-win collaboration between academia and beyond
High-level speakers such as the Italian Minister of Education, Universities and Research, the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Authorities of the Autonomous Province of Trento will open the conference and participate in the Awards Ceremony of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions Prizes that will follow.
Participation to the ENGRes2014 is free of charge.
For further information and pre-registration please visit www.msca2014.eu
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