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Eurodoc Mission and Vision Statement

Who we are

Eurodoc, the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers, is a grassroots federation of national associations of early career researchers (ECRs) from European countries. Eurodoc was founded in 2002 and then established in 2005 as a non-profit, international volunteer organization based in Brussels. As representatives of ECRs at European level, we engage with all major stakeholders in research and innovation in Europe. Eurodoc primarily focuses and advocates for doctoral candidates and junior researchers[1], that is, researchers at R1 and R2 stages.

[1] ‘Junior researchers’ can broadly be defined as those who have been awarded a doctoral degree and are engaged in a temporary and defined period of advanced, not yet fully independent research.

Eurodoc vision

“A fair and sustainable research culture where early career researchers are treated with respect and have access to long-term and stable career pathways.”

Eurodoc’s mission

“To advocate for positive change in the policies, culture and environment that affect the quality of training, well-being and employment conditions of early career researchers.”