Dublin, Ireland, 14-15 May 2013. This conference provided the opportunity to gauge progress in achieving the core objectives of the European Research Area to make Europe a more attractive location for researchers through better career opportunities.
The conference discussed these objectives and how to make further advances through the interaction of researchers and policy makers. Through interactive workshops and discussion fora, delegates developed practical initiatives to help Europe overcome the well-known barriers to mobility (between countries and/or employment sectors) and to improve the career prospects for researchers. ORPHEUS Vice-president Michael Mulvany gave a workshop talk on “Standards for PhD education”. Further details on http://www.iua.ie/research-innovation/rcm/peopleandpresentations/.