*Contributors are sorted in alphabetical order

Eurodoc, the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior researchers is a European federaeurodoc logotion of national organisations representing predocs and postdocs. Eurodoc aims at improving young researchers’ working conditions and the quality of higher education and research, by means of policy statements and provides recommendations organisation of conferences.

European Physical Society – Young Minds. Young scientists working in the field of physics — from undergraEPS Young Minds logoduates to postdoctoral researchers — are encouraged to organize local EPS Young Minds Sections that collaborate to develop scientific, networking and outreach activities. These Sections offer many benefits to their members and the local communities: seminars and colloquia can help broaden the knowledge of the members outside their special field of interest, visits to local industries and research labs can boost the integration between industry and research; while providing an outlook on the possible employment possibilities for recent graduates; educational outreach programs to local schools and communities can provide a stimulus for new generations of scientists and increase the awareness for the importance of scientific research amongst the widest public.

European Young Endocrine Scientists (EYES) Committee communicates the opinions, suggestions anEYESd expectations of early career endocrinologists to the European Socienty of Endocrinology (ESE), reports on activities such as meetings and symposia and organises a symposia session at the annual European Conference of Endocrinology (ECE).

Euroscience. Founded in 1997, Euroscience is a European grassroots association open not only logo-euroscienceto individual researchers in academia and industry, but also to science journalists, teachers, policy makers, and other citizens that are interested in science. The board is elected by the members by means of online voting. Euroscience is best known as the organizer of the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF), the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe, held biannually in different European cities. Individuals can directly join working groups and as members.

European Educational Research Association (EERA) – The Emerging Researchers’ Group (ERG) is 7278ab375da group within the European Educational Research Association (EERA) that fulfills two of its main objectives: 1) the need to develop research training in Europe by generating methodology seminars and workshops and 2) providing support for young researchers on issues of career development, promoting collaborative work – including presentations. ERG main strength lies in the support it offers to ‘new’ researchers in providing a space for discussion and collaboration with peers across Europe.

ICoRSA logoICoRSA stands for International Consortium of Research Staff associations It is an umbrella association of research staff associations both European and extra European, providing a voice for researchers on the global stage.

Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) is an umbrella platform founded in the mid-2000s to join YTozOntzOjM6InNyYyI7czo0MDoidXBsb2Fkcy9pbWFnZXMvaXNlLWxvZ28tdmVydGljYWwtMTAwLnBuZyI7czo1OiJwcm9weCI7aToyNDA7czo1OiJwcm9weSI7aToxODA7fQforces and bring together the voices of European learned societies and grassroots organisations, and to advocate for the creation of the European Research Council. In 2012 and 2013, a similar campaign was launched to support research investment in the EU budget framework negotiations, involving over 153’000 researchers. Individual researchers can get involved through member organisations and join the ‘no-cuts-on-research’ mailing list to be kept updated about upcoming campaigns and activities.

MCFA-logoThe Marie Curie Fellows Association is the Association of scientists who have once been awarded a Marie Curie fellowship or other European Community research training grant selected through a selection procedure. A Marie Curie fellowship is a grant within a harmonized scheme under one of the European RTD framework programmes to stimulate the training and mobility of researchers in the European Community.

YAE logoYoung Academy of Europe. Originally founded by a group of ERC starting grant holders, the Young Academy of Europe is a platform for researchers at the level of young group leaders whose scientific excellence at the international level has been recognised by their peers (for instance, holders of prestigious European or national research grants or awards).

Young European Biotech Network (YEBN) promotes Biotechnology and the Life Sciences in Yebn-new-logo-2013-FINAL-for-website-1Europe. YEBN enables transnational communication and collaborations among national young scientists’ organisations & communities. YEBN fosters the European spirit! We inform young scientists about European support programmes and career opportunities. We encourage young people to take on responsibility and to develop their personal skills through teamwork and creative thinking.

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