PIPERS "Policy into Practice: EURAXESS Researcher Skills for Career Development"

 

PIPERS began in December 2014 and will finish in October 2016.

FECYT contributed to he oganization of trainings in Madrid  in support of  Euroepan reseracher professional development and analizing the professional development of European Policies for Researchers (continue reading about the results of the project for further details).

 

THE GENERAL AIM OF THE PROJECT

Research in the 21st century has changed considerably and has boosted the need for researchers to be educated on a number of subjects beyond traditional science knowledge. Transversal skills (leadership, raising funds, equipment and project management, communication, efficiency of staff, etc.) are fundamental to ensure top-quality research, sector movement among researchers and increased employability.

Experts agree that Europe does not have a research career development strategy that ensures that its researchers continue to develop knowledge, skills and abilities.

PIPERS’ aim was to explore how EURAXESS could evolve to begin offering researchers professional development services (training workshops, professional guidance, mentoring, and others).

 

RESULTS OF THE PROJECT

Career Orientation Tool

One of the project’s most significant results has been the Career Orientation Tool, available online on the EURAXESS webisite: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/career-development/researchers.

This tool is usable by individual researchers and can be found on the EURAXESS website.The tool also offers a number of online training resources for researchers on various transversal skills and abilities.

 

OTHER SIGNIFICANT RESULTS

 

The main results of our work are available at FECYT web and our section "Researchers Career Development in Spain".