The 2021 High Level Workshop on the European Research Area organised by Science Europe in Luxembourg on 24 November 2021 dealt with the topic of research culture and how to keep the research sector attractive for current and future generations of researchers.
The research system faces several challenges when it comes to attractiveness, including precarious career paths, a narrow and ineffective reward and incentive system, and a continued lack of diversity throughout the research environment.
The workshop focused on the influence of culture on how research is conceived, conducted, communicated, and assessed, with the goal to understand the views of different actors in the ERA and to pursue alignment on fundamental aspects of research culture. This, in turn, can help to identify actions that can make the ERA a more attractive place for researchers.
Our Senior Advisor for Research & Innovation Mattias Björnmalm was one of the invited contributors and he gave a presentation and contributed to the workshop report, both of which are available below.
For more information please contact Mattias.