ête - la reconnaissance sociale des doctorants
Une enquête menée par Eurodoc (Conseil européen des doctorants et des jeunes chercheurs) sur les doctorants en Europe indique que leurs avantages sociaux sont bien souvent inexistants.
Cette enquête a été menée en 2008 et 2009 auprès de 7500 doctorants dans douze pays européens. Elle révèle qu' « une proportion relativement importante des personnes interrogées n'a pas le droit d'utiliser ses propres résultats à d'autres fins que le doctorat », une interdiction allant à l'encontre des « obligations contractuelles et légales » prévues par la charte européenne du chercheur et le code de bonne conduite pour leur recrutement.
According to the Treaty of Lisbon, entered into force in 2009, research is a cornerstone of the knowledge society. In this sense, and in order to “take Europe into the 21st century”, a special input is dedicated to the research area. Paradoxically, the information about doctoral candidates and junior researchers across Europe is clearly insufficient.
Eurodoc proposes the first study about the situation of this social group at a European level. This survey, unique in its wideness, is an excellent means of identifying some important issues affecting doctoral candidates. The survey intends to deliver relevant information and trends in doctoral education, which can be used by institutional staff involved in the scientific career process as well as by policy makers both at European and at national levels.
EURODOC is the only European organisation to have successfully realised a large scale, pan-European survey on the situation of doctoral candidates and young researchers, in cooperation with the centre for Higher Education of Kassel. The questionnaire was launched on 9 December 2008, and stayed online until 30 April 2009. The data analysis and evaluation were done between August and October 2009, and the survey publication was supported by Körber-Stiftung, EMBO and – ÖH Doktorat. After its presentation at the European Summit For Early stage Researchers, in Strasbourg, this afternoon, you can now download the final report here.
The final report analyses the current situation of more than 7500 doctoral candidates in twelve countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden). Efforts were made to match the respondents with the general population, in terms of variables such as gender, field of study and academic status. The questionnaire included 77 questions and took about 30 minutes to complete.
This study intends to answer to two main questions: a) what is the actual situation concerning funding, social benefits and working conditions of doctoral candidates; b) what are the differences regarding the different types of doctoral education models across Europe. More information on the Eurodoc Survey I is available with the Survey Workgroup and by downloading the report [pdf].