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4th Gago Conference on European Science Policy 13/06/2022

Europe supporting young researchers in times of uncertainty

The fourth "Gago Conference on European Science Policy" will take place on June 13 in Brussels and is dedicated to the theme Europe supporting young researchers in times of uncertainty. It will be a hybrid event with online broadcast.

The times of uncertainty we live in have put a terrible impact on societies all over the world, bringing to the forefront the difficulties felt by young scientists. The recent pandemic crisis has profoundly affected the functioning of research institutions and discouraged many PhD and post-doctoral students.

The Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) proposed this topic for the organization of a conference. The 4th Gago Conference on Science Policy, coorganised by Ciencia Viva and ISE, will present an assessment of the situation in Europe, including:

  • a presentation of the results of a preliminary study of the impact of the Covid crisis in a selection of member states and institutions;
  • some personal testimonies by early career researchers;
  • a survey of undergoing mitigation actions by the Commission, national Governments and Research Performing Organisations.

The conference will discuss an action plan to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on the next generation of researchers in the context of the EU strategy to foster research careers, and lead to a call to action at European level

The Gago Conferences on European Science Policy provide an international forum for debate on emerging issues of research and innovation policy in Europe. Ciência Viva, with support of the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, organizes these conferences to celebrate the legacy of José Mariano Gago on the appropriation of science by citizens. José Mariano Gago was the founder of Ciência Viva and the first president of ISE.

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