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European Network of Postdoctoral Associations (ENPA)

PdOC is a member of The European Network of Postdoctoral Associations (ENPA) formed in 2016. It brings together postdoctoral associations and individual postdoctoral scientists currently working in Europe.

ENPA aims to:

1) Represent postdoctoral scientists working in Europe, regardless of their nationality;

2) Advocate for the improvement of current working and training conditions;

3) Advocate for better opportunities for career development and progression;

4) Describe, discuss and compare the organisation, objectives, and activities of existing post-doctoral associations/movements;

5) Describe, discuss and compare the integration and career perspectives of postdoctoral researchers and their opinions on science policies at the local and national level. This analysis is based on information we collect through surveys completed by the postdoctoral community;

6) Draft proposal of the best practices regarding the management of postdoctoral researchers to bring to the attention of decision makers.

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Current initiatives - European Postdoc Survey 2017

**Open until the 18th January 2018**

In order to achieve these goals and take action, we first need to assess what the current situation is across the different European institutions and countries.

We have developed a European Postdoc Survey as a way to gather sufficient data to evaluate working conditions, training opportunities and career perspectives of postdoctoral researchers across Europe.

 The results of this survey will allow ENPA to gather invaluable information to identify and prioritise critical aspects that require change and to determine the best working and training conditions for postdoctoral scientists. 

We strongly believe that our joint action can significantly improve the career perspectives of postdocs in Europe.

Follow the link below to participate in this survey (time required to complete the survey: 15 minutes)

We encourage you to take this survey. Your opinion counts!

Please feel free to distribute this survey amongst your postdoctoral colleagues.

Thank you in advance!

 (Last updated 11 January 2018)