The GRADUATE SPIRIT Multiplier event took place on 2 April 2019. It was organised by the GRADUATE SPIRIT partners in cooperation with EURODOC (European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers). EURODOC is an international federation of 28 national associations of doctoral candidates and early career researchers. Its mission is to represent and consolidate the community of doctoral candidates and junior researchers in Europe in their pursuit of a decent professional life.
GRADUATE SPIRIT joined forces with EURODOC at the Annual EURODOC Conference titled: “Employability of PhD’s: Valorise your skills and Reach your Full Potential!” The aim of this Conference was to focus on career opportunities for PhD holders.
The multiplier event was carefully selected and organised to address and bring together PhD candidates, policy experts and professionals to better promote the project and to ensure their participation in the sustainability of the project.
It was attended by 220 participants, representing all targeted stakeholders: around 180 PhD candidates and 40 partners (policy experts, educational professionals) attended the Conference in Brussels.
In view of engaging participants and making the most of their presence, GRADUATE SPIRIT presented the nine best practices of the Graduate Schools regarding intersectorality, internationalisation and interdisciplinarity as well as organised a play and discussion about #metoo in Academia.After the play, different academic stakeholders and the audience discussed what you can do if you find yourself, your colleagues or members of your team in such situations. The play and discussion proved to be very relevant and insightful for all who attended.