SISA1 - Increasing the visibility of doctoral graduates competencies in the European employment market

Day 1 at 17:30
It is important that HR reference frameworks for use by the public, employers, policy makers and researchers in Europe properly reflect the skills and competencies of doctoral graduates, and that universities enable doctoral graduates to record and present the full range of their competencies to prospective employers.

ESCO, for example, is the multilingual classification of European Skills, Competencies, Qualifications and Occupations across sectors as part of the Europe 2020 strategy. The ESCO classification identifies and categorizes skills, competences, qualifications and occupations relevant for the EU labour market and education and training, developed in an open IT format, and available to all free of charge via the ESCO portal.

The Diploma Supplement is a document providing a standardized description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies completed by its graduate holder. It is produced by the higher education institutions according to standards agreed by the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO. There is debate about creating a comparable supplement for doctoral graduates.

This session will outline preliminary work between VITAE and Adoc Talent Management on the inter- relationship of European competencies frameworks for researchers in relation to employability, and how we plan to ensure that HR reference frameworks in Europe improve their ability to describe and promote doctoral graduates and their careers.


['New approaches to enabling researchers to reach their potential and make powerful career choices', 'Researcher development and researcher careers evaluation and impact studies to further our understanding and knowledge of the researcher landscape', 'New and interesting ways of supporting mobility - international, intersectoral, interdisciplinary and virtual mobility', "Researchers' development across boundaries: learning from international collaborations, exploring inter-cultural competences and business/industry collaborations in developing researchers"]
Day Day 1
Session Special Interest
Start time 17.30
Code SISA1

Barthélémy Durette, R&D Group Leader,Adoc Talent Management (fr)

Alison Mitchell, Director of Development, Vitae