The first skills training workshop for early-career at-risk scientists and scholars in the context of the GYA At-Risk Scholars Initiative was held in collaboration with the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC) from 9-10 April, in Ispra, Italy.

The two-day workshop introduced the research areas of the JRC and discussed research-related career opportunities in the public and private sectors in Europe. 11 Workshop participants currently living in different EU countries also toured the JRC Ispra laboratories, receiving insight into the research fields and the policy advice mechanisms of the JRC.

The second day of the workshop focused on practical career skills, including developing and communicating competences, preparing for interviews and job applications. Participants presented their research in a lunchtime poster presentation. An additional benefit of the workshop was the network connections participants made over the two days.

Read more about the workshop in a JRC report here: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/helping-refugees-continue-their-scientific-work-europe.

The GYA At-Risk Scholars Initiative is planning another training and mentoring workshop for at-risk scholars located in the UK, to take place in September this year.