ESOF2020 Trieste Careers program

Careers Programme

The Careers Programme provides opportunities for everyone involved in scientific disciplines, from researchers to representatives from industry, training and educational institutes, science journalists to policy makers to engage with one another to discuss issues and ideas related to researchers either at their early stage or at stage of transition later on in their career.

With economic, social and environmental challenges facing Europe and the new mission-oriented Horizon Europe framework around the corner, providing a strong sense of direction to guide younger generations is a priority, in order to make it easier to develop relevant skillsets which can promote personal and professional growth. To reach this objective, a concerted effort by policy makers, business actors and educational institutions is of paramount importance.

To achieve this, the ESOF 2020 Science and Science to Business Programme Committees created a Career Programme, to explore how career opportunities are evolving, as well as the effect that this evolution will have on both the education system and the job market. The programme adresses five main issues:

Researcher Careers: From Academia to Industry and Back

Workshop For Effective Sustainable Researcher Career Development Policies

Organiser: Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology 
Speakers: Gábor Kismihók, Marie Curie ALumni Association
Frauke Kersten, Marie Curie ALumni Association
Eva Hnatkova, EURODOC  (European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers)
Auréa Cophignon, EURODOC  (European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers)
Fran Cardells, Marie Curie ALumni Association

Science Communication As A Career Option For Young Researchers From Balkans

Organiser: SISSA - Master in Comunicazione della Scienza "F. Prattico" 
Speakers: Jadranka Jezeršek Turnes, Kontekst science communication & engagement
Mićo Tatalović, Association of British Science Writers (ABSW)
Tijana Prodanovic, University of Novi Sad
Saša Ceci, Rudjer Boskovic Institute
Nico Pitrelli, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)

The Eu And You: European Research Funding And Career Development

Organiser: European Research Council (ERC)
Speakers: Angela Liberatore, ERCEA
Christopher Reynolds, REA
Xavier Eekhout Chicharro, Euraxess Spain

World Café For Regional Innovation Ecosystems Connected At European Level

Organiser: EURODOC (European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers)
Speakers: Joachim Wyssling, European University Foundation
Marie Montaldo, European University Foundation
Rehan Bhana, Birmingham City University
Nikos Giannoulidis, Euroconsultants S.A.
Auréa Cophignon, EURODOC  (European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers)

Digital Skills For Science....And Society

Organiser: OECD Global Science Forum 
Speakers: Carthage Smith, OECD Global Science Forum
Michelle Barker, Australian Research Data Commons
Heejun Yoon, Global Science Data Centre, KISTI, Korea
Bart Dumolyn, Dept. of Economy, Science and Innovation, Flemish Authorities, Belgium
Neil Chue Hong, Software Sustainability Institute, Edinburgh, UK
David Castle, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria, Canada

Who Is Responsible For Transferable Skills And How Can Rri And Open Science Help?

Organiser: University of Edinburgh
Speakers: Charlotte Teresa Weber, European Council for Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc)
Teresa Fernandez Zafra, EuroScience
Katie Wheat, Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association, Vitae
Ivo Grigorov, Technical University of Denmark
Manuel Gómez Herrero, Unit C2 "Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions" (MSCA) of the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) European Commission
Ana Slavec, European Council for Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc)
Brian Cahill, EuroScience

Beyond The Lab: Career Paths Between Science & Policy

Organiser: ZSI, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Speakers: Elke Dall, Centre for Social Innovation - S4D4C
Peter Mc Grath, The World Academy of Sciences S4D4C
Lorenzo Melchor, Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology S4D4C
Andrea Terron, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Cristina Alonso Andicoberry,European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Portfolio Careers: Coping with Insecurity and Sequences of Jobs in Research

The Emotional Roller Coaster Of Building A Career In Science

Organiser: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Speakers: Claudia Bonfio, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Chris Woolston, Nature
Alyssa-Jennifer Avestro, University of York
Luca Pezzullo, n.a.
Jörg Stange, HFP Consulting
Matteo Atzori, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (Grenoble)
Marta Da Pian, Elsevier
Luca Rivoira, University of Turin
Leonardo Triggiani, Italian National Research Council (Bari)

Innovative Policies For Reducing The Precarity Of Researchers’ Careers

Organiser: Global Science Forum, OECD
Speakers: Frédéric Sgard, OECD Global Science Forum
Neda Bebiroglu, F.R.S. - FNRS
Roseanne Diab, GenderInSITE (UNESCO)
Paul Boyle, European University Association
Michael Turner, Kavli Foundation and US National Academy of Sciences
Filomena Parada, University of Jyväskylä and Eurodoc
Marc Schiltz, Science Europe
Takuya Okamoto, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP)

Now I Grew Up I Want To Be An Open Scientist! Research Evaluation, Incentives And Rewards To Boost Open Science And Research Careers.

Organiser:, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche 
Speakers: Stefano Epifani, United Nations
Shalini Kurapati, Politecnico di Torino
Garreth O’Neill, University of Leiden
Bernard Rentier, European University Association (EUA)
Federica Tanlongo, Consortium GARR
Elena Giglia, UNITO - University of Torino
Conor O'Carroll, SciPol Services Ltd.

Tracking Multiple Career Pathways Of Doctoral Candidates

Organiser: EUA Council for Doctoral Education 
Speakers: Claudine Leysinger, University of Zurich
Iryna Degtyarova, The European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers
Claire Morel, MSCA, DG EAC European Commission
Alexander Hasgall, EUA Council for Doctoral Education
Luke Georghiou, University of Manchester

Horizontal Career Mobility in the 4th Industrial Revolution

The Human Factor In Industry 4.0

Organiser: UmbraGroup 
Speakers: Guillaume Déprez, UmbraGroup
Nicola Cangialosi, Università di Firenze
Léa Fréour, Université Libre de Bruxelles / University of Bordeaux
Marco Pena-Jimenez, Complutense University of Madrid / University of Bordeaux
Nicolas Bazine, University of Bordeaux
Viviane Masciotra, Université de Montréal

Entrepreneurship Education

Would Einstein Get Hired Today? Entrepreneurship Education And Design Thinking For Career Development And Transition To Industry

Organiser: DKFZ German Cancer Research Center 
Speakers: Marie-Ange Kouassi, DRIAD Research Consultancy
Barbara Diehl, Helmholtz Association of Research Centres
Maurice Knightly, University College Dublin Innovation Academy
Colby Benari, University College London (UCL)
Nuno Arantes Oliveira, Nova School of Business and Economics

How To Capture The Entrepreneurial Potential Of Women? Demonstrating Various Approaches In Education And In Business To Boost Entrepreneurial Mindset

Organiser: HÉTFA Research Institute 
Speakers: Fanni Bobák, HÉTFA Research Institute
Erzsébet Fanni Tóth, Sigmund Freud University Vienna
Jürgen Raizner, Steinbeis Transfer Management S.r.l.
Virág Zsár, HÉTFA Research Institute

Wanted – Brave Men & Women For Hazardous Journey Towards A Better Transfer Culture In Science & Research

Organiser: Helmholtz
Speakers: Barbara Diehl, Helmholtz Association of Research Centres
Andrea Basso, MITO Technology
Thomas Sattelberger, MP & Member of the German Free Democratic Party
Ian Tracey, Head of Access to Funding & Finance at The Knowledge Transfer Network UK
Katja Hölttä-Otto, Professor at Aalto Design Factory

Active Collaboration

Career Development For Researchers In Europe – Sharing Good Practice, Building Bridges

Organiser: PhD Career Consultancy/Lancaster University 
Speakers: Ester Jarour, Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Masaryk University
Anethe Mansen, Karolinska Insitutet
Naoimh O'Connor, Career Development Centre, University College Dublin
Beata Zwierzyńska, University of Silesia
Donald Lush, King's College London
Melike Riollet, Association Bernard Gregory (ABG)
Barbara Janssens, DKFZ German Cancer Research Center
Marek Sammul, University of Tartu, Narva College

Networking Western Balkans R&I Community Towards Success

Organiser: International Service Facility of EC DG Research and Innovation 
Speakers: Klaus Schuch, ZSI, Centre for Social Innovation
Mariana Brkić, Center for The Promotion of Science
Nena Nikolovska, Economic Chamber of Macedonia, North Macedonia
Vladimir Atanasovski, Innofeit, North Macedonia
Giorgio Paolucci, ELETTRA Sincrotrone
Jana Kolar, CERIC-ERIC

The Mobility Of Researchers, A Value That Meets Many Obstacles. Opportunity To Overcome Them And A Concrete Project For A Pan-European Pension Scheme.

Speakers: Gabriella Kemeny, RESAVER CONSORTIUM
Andrea Benigni, Employment Conditions Abroad Italy (ECA Italy), Italian emanation of ECA International
Slaven Miisljencevic, European Commission DG Research & Innovation
Natalija Abrola, European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc)
Vladis ZAGORSKIS, European commission dg Employement

Joining Forces For A Global 21St Century Responsible Research And Innovation Network

Organiser: MaREI ERI, University College Cork 
Speakers: Gordon Dalton, MaREI ERI, University College Cork
Maria Hagardt, Vetenskap & Allmänhet, VA (Public & Science)
Erich Griessler, IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
Alex Gerber, Rhine Waal University / German Research Center for Science & Innovation Communication
John Crowley, UNESCO
Katie Wheat, Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association, Vitae
Jessica Wyndham, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Mark Ferguson, Science Foundation Ireland
Gail Cardew, Royal Institution of Great Britain

Local Development Throughout Lifelong Learning: Learning Cities And Learning Region. An International Comparison Of Intervention Strategies, Starting From The Israeli Model.

Organiser: Regione FVG 
Speakers: Massimiliano Fedriga, Regione FVG, President
Name Lastname, UNESCO
Halm Bibas, Union of Israeli municipalities
Orna Mager, Director of the Multidisciplinary Center, founder of the project Learning City in Israel
Alessia Rosolen, Regione FVG