This Career Development Plan is developed pursuant to Art.32.1 (k) of Grant agreement no.882055 (CDE4Peace) between the European Commission’s Research Executive Agency and SYNYO GmbH. The Career Development Plan is based on the principles set out in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The plan defines the career objectives and training requirements of the Researcher, taking into account his background, research accomplishments, subsequent career goals, and also the ongoing trends in the European R&D market. The Host organisation supports the implementation of the Career Development Plan during the lifetime of the project through providing relevant training and advice to the Researcher.
The Career Development Plan is set in the wider context of the current developments in the EU’s conflict prevention and peace-building policy. The Plan defines clear, realistic and flexible objectives for the Researcher in the short and the long term. One of the strengths of the Career Development Plan is that the Researcher’s individual career objectives are harmonized with the business development strategy of the Host organisation, especially in terms of expansion on the European R&D market. CDE-based, peace-building products have real added value for the end-users from the European and national institutions involved in EU conflict prevention and peace-building. Hence, the Researcher’s aspiration for applied research career in the area of CDE for EU conflict prevention and peace-building is very relevant to his background, research accomplishments and the current developments in this policy area. The CDE4Peace project fully addresses the Researcher’s needs in terms of ICT training in system requirements for software tools which is essential for his career advancement. Moreover, the highly dynamic project management environment in the Host organisation is conducive to the development of a follow-up R&D project on CDE for EU peacebuilding. In a broader perspective, the CDE4Peace project will enhance the creative potential of the Researcher and strengthen his position on the European market of R&D products and ideas.