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Highlights of the French-Italian day for early career researchers 2023

On October 19th, 2023, the third edition of the French-Italian Day for early career researchers (from all disciplines) took place, marking the first edition on-site. The event was organized in Turin by the University of Turin and ABG, and with the support of the French Italian University. It provided a rare opportunity for students and researchers from both countries to meet and discuss with experts in the field of Franco-Italian mobility!

In this article, you can find the program, replay of all the sessions, and many resources designed to help you prepare your career evolution beyond academia.



Detail of the sessions [videos]

International job offers and mobility testimonies

More resources about researchers' mobility

Participants testimonies

This event serves as an informative introduction to the opportunities and strategies for building your career plan in the Franco-Italian area. It is targeted at master's students, PhD candidates, and post-doctoral researchers, regardless of your field of study.

It is also targeted at:

  • career management officers;
  • international relations managers in universities and research organizations;
  • recruiters in the public and private sectors.



This year's session was centered on changes of perspective in the job search and building careers in the French-Italian area.

The program included...

  1. The presentation "Moving from a "candidate" logic to a "service or collaboration offer" logic";
  2. A panel discussion with recruiters, headhunters and HR professionals;
  3. A panel discussion with French and Italian PhD holders who have experienced French-Italian mobility.

The program of this 2023 edition



Details of the sessions [videos]

Opening                                                                                                                 ABG presentation
Introduction by organizers and partners                                                           "From a "candidate" logic to a "service offer" logic"


Panel discussion 1                                                                                               Panel discussion 2
Recruiters, headhunters and HR professionals                                                PhD holders who have experienced French-Italian mobility


International job offers and mobility testimonies

International job offers

How about taking action now? Perhaps you could start by assessing the job market and check out the opportunities in certain countries?

We provide a job board on our website www.abg.asso.fr. In order to access the international offers, you simply need to: 

  • activate the sorting criterion "international offers";
  • or select a country from the drop-down menu on the left.

Our Job board

P.S: Our job board also contains internship offers and thesis topics... so spread the word !

PhD holders' mobility testimonies

You still need to hear / read more? Or simply to be more inspired? No problem, we offer a series of PhDs' testimonials [available in English and French] in the form of articles, or videos, in the section "the ABG perspective" of our website www.abg.asso.fr. It provides a variety of testimonies of PhDs from all disciplines, and all seniorities, who tell their stories of mobility... whether it is inter-sectoral or geographical.

We can also assist you with a precious tool : the country by country mobility guide gives very simple access (by means of an interactive map) to all the resources available, by country: grants, funding, testimonials, calls for applications, European projects, etc. Definitely a tool to keep in mind!


Our PhDs' testimonials         ABG's country by country mobility guide

More resources about researchers' mobility

Ressources from previous events

  • The French-Italian days for early career researchers

[2022 and 2021 edition] >> the event featured a presentation of different mobility schemes between the two countries & associated funding. The REPLAY of the complete event is avalable, as well as a the presentations and panel discussions, and speakers presentations.

                                                HIGHLIGHT of the FIDECR 2022        HIGHLIGHT of the FIDECR 2021 


  • For (many) more resources regarding all the issues surrounding mobility, we encourage you to take a look at the videos we produced after our event :

Organized in 2017 by ABG, UFA-DFH, UFI-UIF, this event was a unique opportunity to meet representatives of companies, research institutes, mobility funding bodies, and career advisors from different European countries.

Through plenary sessions, workshops, individual advisory sessions and a fair, participants were able to deepen their knowledge of:

  • European research landscapes;
  • Doctoral and postdoctoral funding programs;
  • Recruitment processes in both the academic and industrial sectors.

They were also offered advice and information on how to address mobility-related challenges such as:

  • pensions;
  • dual-career couples;
  • return mobility.

Consult the videos of all the sessions, as well as the event's highlights and practical advice given by the speakers on following topics:

  • recruitment process in industry and academia;
  • doctoral and postdoctoral funding schemes (Marie-Curie-Sklodowska actions and EIT InnoEnergy);
  • practical information for a mobility in Europe: Euraxess, dual career service, pension fund;
  • public-private partnerships and their impact on PhD career development.

Consult all the EU4PHD resources !

Participants testimonies

On ths 2023 edition of the French-Italian day for early career researcher, we hosted participants from more than 10 disciplines, originating from France and Italy. Also, we were happy to welcome international mobility advisors.

Here are some of their thoughts, feedbacks and reactions :

"Networking is crucial not only in academia"
"Thanks to this event, I have learned to be proactive and brave, evolving into
a service provider and effectively communicating my value proposition."

"I realized that the Ph.D. provided us with more tools than expected
and we can use them to maximize our potential for the future."

"PhD holders have a place in the private sector because they represent an added value."
"It made me think that one must choose their own path and learn from others' experiences."
"The event was very interesting and provided an amazing opportunity
to meet former researchers and human resources professionals."