Boot-camp 2 took place in May 2022 under the title GET fit FOR YOUR FUTURE - The FIT FORTHEM online boot camp for Early Career Researchers (ESRs). The response to this event was overwhelming, with more than 160 participants and speakers registering. On each day lively discussions with the ESRs on their specific experiences and needs related to international and multiple career pathways took place. New ideas on what FORTHEM may provide to this group were presented and further developed and useful advice was exchanged.

Participants got hands-on information by their peers, PostDocs, and by more advanced researchers and research managers. For the full agenda and all the speakers click here.  Cross-overs between research, science management and applied research in a company were highlighted. In addition, ESRs got deep insights in possible self-coaching methods, in co-tutelle procedures and Open Science practices. The invitation of Eurodoc to the boot-camp resulted in launching a possible future collaboration between the FORTHEM Alliance and organisations for PhDs and PostDocs on international level. The collaboration could be related to skills training, research assessment, networking and policy issues.