WP6 – ESR involvement in twinning exercise

The WP is conceived as complementary to WP3, 4 and 5, where the ESRs are also involved. Its aim is to validate and strengthen the twinning exercise, for the ESRs enrolled in SU, which will be likely favourably impacted by this twoway knowledge transfer. The objective will be achieved by means of following tasks.

T6.1: Mentoring of ESRs (M1 – M36)

Task leader: SU, Participants: AMU, UA

In the framework of the activities of SU as the principal research and education provider in the region, a sensible number of Early Stage Researchers (according to the definition of MSCA) are already enrolled or foreseen in the period when SEED will take place. The mentoring activities that are already assured will be reinforced with SEED for adding in particular the international dimension and the capacity building and knowledge transfer aspects linked to the Twinning exercise. In particular: – minimum 7 students will be supervised by Saber Masmoudi (CBS); in general, she will supervise 3 ESRs per year. Training on related SEED aspects will be assured by Ikhlass Ben Ayed, the personnel trained in SEED (cascade training) and herself. – 10 students are going to be supervised by Faiza Fakhfakh (FSS), in general 3/years. Training on related SEED aspects will be assured by assistant professors, the personnel trained in SEED (cascade training) and herself; – 8 students/year in medicine (neurology) and 2 in science join the Child Neurology Department and are supervised by Chahnez Charfi Triki and Fatma Kamoun.Training on related SEED aspects will be assured by the supervisors and the other personnel trained in SEED (cascade training).

T6.2 Additional networking and training activities dedicated to ESRs (M1-M36)

Task leader : SU, Participants : AMU, UA

This task deals with specific activities for Young Researchers in SU, that will be involved then in SEED project, besides activities already described in WP3, 4 and 5. In order to boost the twinning exercise and offer the opportunities of being part of international projects, the ESRs enrolled in SU in the department of science or medicine will be invited to participate to following activities:

  • going for high school visits to promote scientific career options, related to existing Master degrees in SU and possibly the interdisciplinary master degree of clinical and genetic diagnosis of epilepsy that will be designed with SEED;
  • contributing to the SEED website through scientific blogs and podcasts;
  • participating to local workshop and training on H2020, for example the ones organised by the National Agency for the Research, and organising the transmission of information to other ESRs;
  • proposing subject for a MSCA fellowship, notably with the institutions participating in SEED;
  • helping in elaborating the proposal for a collaborative project in H2020, in particular for an Innovative Training Network in epilepsy.
  • To be involved in ILAE-EMR young epilepsy section (YES) networking. Furthermore, for all the ESRs with project related to SEED, a meeting with the scientific staff from AMU and UA will be organised. Similarly, the participation in the training marked as “open” in SEED (see table 4) will be promoted as an added value for ESRs with related projects, for example the NGS open lecture.

Description of Deliverable :

D6.1 Report on the good practices of mentoring in a twinning project (M36) D6.2 Impact for ESRs of their involvement in a twinning project (M36)

Relevant Milestones :

MS1 Training objectives and teachning tools available for starting training
MS6 Organisation of a dedicated meeting about twinning project’s stakes and specificities between each supervisor and ESR

First investigator:

Professor, Head of Child Neurology Department at Hedi Chaker University Hospital of Sfax.