The Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE; https://initiative-se.eu/) is a science-advocacy group, whose membership includes a large number of European learned societies and prestigious fellowships alumni associations. The Researchers' Careers Task Force at ISE has been conducting a long reflection on the organisation of academic research in Europe, with a focus on the systemic structural changes that will be necessary for Europe to remain an attractive place to do science, and a competitive economic and scientific powerhouse. To facilitate a constructive discussion around these topics, ISE will be running a series of three webinars.
The first in this series of webinars will outline some of Europe’s structural funding issues and how they can be overcome to preserve the quality of research and enhance its positive effects on society and economy. A diverse panel of scientists, European funding agency representatives, and research organisation leaders will discuss the changes that need to be made to better support academic career progression and create a more sustainable funding system for science and researchers. The role of EU institutions and academic organisations (such as ISE) in cultivating a better European research funding ecosystem will also be discussed.
- Maria da Graça Carvalho: Member of the European Parliament
- Wim van Saarloos: Wim van Saarloos: Professor of Theoretical Physics and former President of the KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences)
- Mariya Ivancheva: European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Executive Committee member and Lecturer in Higher Education Studies, University of Liverpool
- Rachel Coulthard-Graf: Career Advisor, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Moderated by Chloe Hill, EGU Policy Officer