In 2001 several members of national organisations for young researchers met at a conference in Uppsala organized in the course of the Swedish presidency of the Council of the European Union. They recognized the urgent need to establish a European-wide organisation for young researchers and took the occasion to initiate a European network of national organisations. Following these efforts, Eurodoc was founded in Girona in Spain on 2 February 2002. Finally, Eurodoc was legally established in 2005 in Brussels as an international non-profit organisation.
In a meeting of ministers responsible for Higher Education in Berlin in 2003, doctoral programmes were first mentioned in the Bologna Process setting. Since then, Eurodoc has been playing an active role in pertinent Bologna seminars and projects. Its involvement in the Bologna Process has been formally acknowledged in 2007 by the formal status of “partner” to the Bologna Process Follow up group.
The Eurodoc board 2012, elected in Krakow during the 2012 Annual Meeting:
The Eurodoc board 2011, elected in Vilnius during the 2011 Annual Meeting:
|Member||Sanne Lykke Lundstrøm||Denmark|
The Eurodoc board 2010 has been elected in Vienna (Austria) during the 2010 Eurodoc Annual General Meeting. on March 14, 2010
|Treasurer||Gertjan Tommel||The Netherlands|
The 2009 board has been elected in Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) on March 28th 2009:
|Member||Zaza Nadia Lee Hansen||Denmark|
The 2008 board has been elected in Fribourg (Switzerland) on April 5th 2008.
|Treasurer||Jan Holeček||Czech Republic|
The 2007 has been elected in London (UK) on March 17th 2007.
|President||Koen van Dam||Netherlands|
The 2006 has been elected during the 2006 Eurodoc Annual General Meeting, held in Bologna (Italy) on March 11th and 12th, 2006.
The 2005 has been elected during the Eurodoc Annual General Meeting, held in Strasbourg on March 13th, 2005.
|Secretary||Christophe Van de Velde||Belgium|
|Member||Sasha Jenko Kokalj||Slovenia|
The 2004 board has been elected in Athens (Greece) on the 21st of March, 2004.
The 2003 board has been elected in Soest (The Netherlands) on February 23rd, 2003.
|Treasurer||Shuo Wang Qiao||Norway|
The first board has been elected in Girona (Spain), on the 2nd of February, 2002.
A first founding board was set up in Upsala (Sweden) in March 2001 before Eurodoc was formally established as an organisation.