DocTalent4EU aims to enhance PhD employability through a strong, visible and innovative recognition-system of the most in-demand transferable skills that early-career researchers acquire or will acquire through their doctoral training and research activities.
Funding: Horizon EUROPE
Project budget: 1 584 585.00
Length: 2 years
As a growing number of PhD holders pursue a career outside academia, it is important that doctoral programmes equip them with the right skills to find a job both within and outside academia.
Stemming from this premise, the project “Transforming Europe Through Doctoral Talent and Skills Recognition”, in short DocTalent4EU aims to enhance PhD employability through a strong, visible and innovative recognition-system of the most in-demand transferable skills (relying on the ESCO framework) that early-career researchers acquire or will acquire through their doctoral training and research activities.
In particular, the project will:
- Boost transversal skills intelligence;
- Develop a digital credential system to acknowledge transversal skills that PhD earn during their PhD;
- Create local talent management centers to help doctoral candidates best plan their training and career during their PhD.
Rooted on the multi-actor approach involving non-academic stakeholders, the project´s mission is two-folded: on one hand, it foresees to improve transferable skills training; on the other hand, it aspires to develop local talent management centers.
Additionally, to facilitate formal recognition and wide acknowledgement of the transferable skills that PhD candidates acquire during their training, the consortium will develop digital credentials under the European brand “DocTalent4EU credentials”.
Partners: Université Cote d´Azur, University of Alcalá, University of Porto, University of Limerick, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, European University Foundation