Central Europen Centre for Women and Youth in Science
Mapping experiences of young scientists

CEC-WYS conducted a mapping exercise based on a questionnaire concerned with various issues concerning early stage career researchers. We are interested in the experience of scientists who have undertaken a fellowship, if and how they have benefited from the experience, and the process of reintegration. Questions also cover perceptions of the status of women in science, equal opportunities for men and women and experiences of discrimination.

The questionnaire was designed as a follow-up to a workshop organized by the European Commission and the National Contact Centre – Women and Science under the ENWISE project [1] with the participation of ENWISE experts in April 2003. Through discussion forums and analysis of a questionnaire completed by the participants, various issues were raised. In this questionnaire we developed more questions about the areas of concern raised at the workshop.

The reference group for the questionnaire is Marie Curie Fellows. We are interested in two groups:

1) Central and Eastern European scientists who have been on mobility schemes in Western Europe,

2) Western European scientists who have been on mobility schemes in Central and Eastern Europe.

The report aims to contribute to the debate about improving opportunities for young scientists in line with the European Commission’s policy of structuring a European Research Area.



Central European Centre for Women and Youth in Science is a project funded by the European Commission
under Framework Programme 6 in the Structuring the ERA specific programme.