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Sustainable Careers for Researcher Empowerment

Project description

New ways to reduce the precarity of research careers

Academic research careers are becoming increasingly precarious. Insecurity, low wages and poor career perspectives creates challenges for organisations and researchers. The EU-funded SECURE project will develop coordination and support measures to establish, test and implement a common Research Career Framework (RCF), which offers a structured and supportive skills and development model for researcher recruitment, employment, training, career progression and mobility. The project aims to improve research careers and reduce career precarity. The RCF will aim to ensure career development and progression structure, recognise research and transferable skills and competencies, facilitate intersectoral collaboration and mobility, and deliver solutions against precariousness of research careers in academia. The project will promote the RCF model within the EURAXESS network.

Objective

The Sustainable Careers for Researcher Empowerment (SECURE) project will develop coordination and support measures to create, trial, implement, and mainstream a common Research Career Framework (RCF) that offers a suite of options to support organisations in the recruitment, employment, training, development, progression, and mobility of researchers with the aim of improving research careers and reducing career precarity. The RCF will recognise the research profession across sectors, provide a career development and progression structure for research careers, recognise both research and transferable skills and competences, facilitate intersectoral collaboration and mobility, and offer solutions to the precariousness of research careers in academia. SECURE will test aspects of the RCF and TTL models in trials in four RPOs, one RFO, and one recruitment agency . The trial organisations will first conduct a scoping exercise to map the RCF onto their existing policies and activities for research careers before developing integration plans on how the RCF could be adopted into their existing policies and activities. Due to the short duration of the project and window for trials, it is expected that only some aspects of the RCF and TTL models will be tested. The trial organisations will thus develop actions plans, selecting relevant aspects from the integration plans, to test and implement during the trials. SECURE will mainstream the RCF and TTL models through a series of policy briefs and a summit that explain key aspects of the RCF and TTL models to relevant organisations employing researchers. The RCF and TTL models will be further promoted through key partner organisations in the project targeting researchers, RPOs, and companies. The RCF and TTL models will lastly be promoted in the EURAXESS network including the many EURAXESS service centres, the newly established EURAXESS hubs, and through the ERA Talent Platform being developed.

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CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Net EU contribution
€ 176 875,00
Address
CARRETERA DE TALIARTE
35200 Telde
Spain

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Region
Canarias Canarias Gran Canaria
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 176 875,00

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