The SECURE project is an EU-funded project implemented by a consortium of eighteen organisations led by The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN). In the span of two years (January 2023 – December 2024), the project will focus on improving research careers and reducing career precarity.
Researchers are the heart of research and are fundamental contributors to knowledge economies in Europe. They conduct research, foster innovation, develop new products and services, and address societal challenges. They form an integral part of the labour market providing a skilled and talented workforce across all sectors of society.
Researchers, however, face a multitude of challenges in their careers, including the scarcity of funding and fierce competition for available grants and positions, a lack of permanent employment opportunities with a preponderance of temporary contracts. Recruitment and progression systems that are focused on publishing in high-impact factor and prestigious journals, precarious employment conditions, inadequate professional development opportunities, and limited support for transitioning to jobs and careers outside of academia. These challenges not only have a detrimental impact on the well-being of researchers, but also pose broader implications for research and innovation in Europe.
Find out more on the Official Website SECURE