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Introduction

The EDUWORKS FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network project, which received a 95% expert evaluation from the European Commission, will be made up of 12 PhD candidates (early stage researchers) and 2 PostDoc (experienced researchers) and academics and senior researchers. These researchers will work in an interdisciplinary (HRM, Learning Analytics, Labour Economics, Lifelong Learning, Sociology of Occupations, and Knowledge Management). This research environment is aimed at generating expertise on the topic of micro, meso, and macro level matching processes between individual skills, educational outcomes and job requirements.


Objectives of the training program

EDUWORKS aims at training the next generation of scientists in a broad range of skills and competences required to pursue their career in academic and industrial settings. The research training program will equip the early stage and experienced researchers to become

  • an expert in their discipline of research, while having knowledge of cutting-edge technologies in related disciplines;
  • trained in the methodological underpinnings of these investigations;
  • skilled in presenting their results in writing and orally, including communicating the results beyond an academic audience;
  • experienced in designing and managing research projects, including cooperation with the private sector;
  • aware of ethical issues related to their discipline of research.

EDUWORKS will offer a training program that promotes scientific excellence, aims at the objectives listed above, and exploits the interdisciplinary expertise and infrastructure in the network. The training program consists of three building blocks, namely

  • local individual training;
  • network-wide training in research and transferable skills;
  • secondments at full and associate partners.

Local individual training

The early stage and experienced researches will be embedded in the research structures at the partner’s universities and they will benefit from local training facilities, based on a personal career development plan.

Network-wide training in research and transferable skills

The mandatory network-wide training activities fall apart in (1) Meetings and workshops; (2) Courses on research-specific skills; (3) Courses on transferable skills. The meetings and workshops aim at a good functioning of the network.

Secondments at full and associate partners.

Secondments at the sites of full or associate partners are mandatory for all recruited researchers in the EDUWORKS project. The purpose of the secondments at the sites of the full partners aim to be trained in multidisciplinary approaches, the purpose of the secondments at the sites of the associate partners aim to get acquainted to industry-related practices and to conduct joint research projects as part of the individual research projects.

EDUWORKS Partners

Full Partners

Company

Country

Legal Entity Name (short name)

Scientist-in-Charge

Department / Divison / Laboratory

Open positions

Type of position

NL

University of Amsterdam (coordinator)

Prof Dr. Kea Tijdens

Amsterdam Business School (UvA-ABS), Amsterdam Institute for Advanced labour Studies (UvA-AIAS)

3 PhD

Human resource Management

2 PostDoc

Sociology of Occupations

YES

HU

Corvinno Technology Transfer Center (Corvinno)

Dr. András Gábor

2 PhD

Knowledge Management

IE

Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

Prof. Dr. Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sanchez

School of Computer Science & Statistics

2 PhD

Lifelong Learning

ES

University of Salamanca (USAL)

Prof Dr. Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo

Department of Sociology

2 PhD

Labour Economics

HU

Central European University (CEU)

Dr. Martin Kahanec

Department of Public Policy

2 PhD

Labour Economics

DE

University of Siegen (USIEGEN)

Prof Dr. –Ing. Madjid Fathi

Institute of Knowledge Based Systems and Knowledge Management

1 PhD

Knowledge Management

Associated Partners

Associated Partner name

Country

Organisation type

1

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

GR

Public

2

Central European Labour Studies Institute

SK

Private

3

Corvinus University of Budapest

HU

Public

4

Ecorys

NL

Private

5

Ericsson

IE

Private

6

European Distance and ELearning Network

UK

Private

7

European Founda­tion for the Impro­vement of Living and Working Condi­tions

IE

Public

8

GITP

NL

Private

9

Labour Asociados

ES

Private

10

Netpositive

HU

Private

11

Randstad

NL

Private

12

University of Alicante

ES

Public

13

WageIndicator Foundation

NL

Private

Requirements & conditions

General information on PhD positions

Appointment

Based on a full-time appointment the duration of the appointment as a Marie Curie ITN fellow will be for maximum period of 3 years (PhD student). The starting date will be 1st March 2014. The appointment as a PhD student should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). All partners are committed to facilitate an appropriate work - life balance when needed. We strongly encourage women to apply.

Requirements

  • Candidates can only apply for a position in a country different from the one lived in for most of the time in the last three years. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers should not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.
  • PhD students: At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, early-stage researchers (PhD students) must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research career and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the (MSc) degree that formally entitles them to become a PhD student.

Salary

The fellows will obtain a monthly living and mobility allowance

Living Allowance

The Living allowance is the salary that is paid on a monthly basis. The host organisation will appoint the candidate under a full-time ployment contract. The host organisation will ensure that the researcher is covered under

  1. the social security scheme that is applied to employers within the respective country, or
  2. under a social security scheme that provides coverage for at least sickness and maternity benefits, invalidity and accidents at work and occupational diseases, and covers the researcher in every place at which Marie Curie ITN activities will take place.

The gross amount of the living allowance is:

  • €38.000/year: Early-stage researcher

Mobility Allowance

In addition to the living allowance, a mobility allowance will be paid on a monthly basis. This allowance is a contribution to cover personal household, relocation and travel expenses. The gross amount of the mobility allowance depends on the family situation of the researcher at the time of recruitment of the researcher:

  • €1000/month: Researcher with family responsibilities.
  • €700/month: Researcher without family responsibilities.

A researcher with family responsibilities is defined as follows: persons linked to the researcher by

  1. marriage,
  2. a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage that is recognised by the national legislation of the country of the host organisation or of the nationality of the researcher;
  3. dependent children who are actually being maintained by the researcher.

Both, the Living and Mobility Allowance will be adjusted by a correction coefficient due to different cost of living according to the country in which the researcher will be appointed. The country correction coefficients are predefined by the European Commission as follows:

Country

Coefficient %

Germany

94,8

Hungary

79,2

Ireland

109,1

Spain

97,7

The Netherlands

104,1


The net salary of the researcher results from deducting all compulsory (employer/employee) social security contributions as well as direct taxes (e.g. income tax) from the gross amounts. National applicable legislation of the host country will apply.

News

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March 25 2015, ​Cedefop / IZA Workshop on Skills and Skill Mismatch: Call for papers

Skills are a key driver of labour market success, competitiveness and social inclusion for individuals, enterprises and societies. High-level skills are not only a prerequisite for employment, higher wages, productivity, innovation and continued economic growth; they also empower individuals to be active and productive members of society. Skills, however, need to keep up with rapid technological progress, organizational change in the workplace and labour market change. At the same time, there is a growing concern with the gaps between the skills provided by education and training systems, the needs of the current and future labour markets, and the extent to which such skill mismatches are a cause of high young unemployment rates. Those who wish to participate in the workshop (29-30 October 2015 in Thessaloniki) are invited to submit a complete paper by 15 July 2015 using the online application form. More information on the workshop and the call for papers  can be found here.

February 17 2015, New publication!

The paper "Labour Market DrivenLearning Analytics" penned by V Kobayashi, S T Mol and G Kismihok from the University of Amsterdam has been published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Learning Analytics. Read more at http://eduworks-network.eu/disseminations/labour_market_learning_analytics

January 07 2015, Webdatanet Conference

The Webdatanet Conference that will take place in Salamanca, Spain,  on 26 – 28 May 2015.

The conference will consist of paper presentation sessions, poster session, round tables and Task Force meetings. We encourage you to submit a paper either to the Eduworks session/workshop or to any other session you may be interested in. See the whole list of sessions and relevant information in the call for papers for the conference that can be found following the below link.

http://webdatanet.cbs.dk/index.php/component/content/article/176

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