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The Papera Collective is a media group that is concerned with those who are working in the field of higher education. Those who are either temporary faculty, master’s trainees, PH.D students, post-graduate degree holders and any of those who hold some kind of degree within the higher education field. The main focus on Papera Collective is the plight and condition of those who are involved in the French higher education system, but the focus of the articles found on Papera Collective can also be extended to the higher education systems of other countries as well in a perspective of scientific, artistic, professional and cultural openness.

Higher education organized or subsidized by the French Community pursues, simultaneously and without hierarchy, the following general objectives. Support students in their role as responsible citizens, capable of contributing to the development of a democratic, pluralist and socially responsible society. Promote the autonomy and development of students, in particular by developing their scientific and artistic curiosity, their critical sense and their awareness of individual and collective responsibilities and duties. To transmit, both through the content of the teachings and through other activities organized by the institution.

As well as the artistic, scientific, philosophical and political-cultural heritage, the historical foundations of this teaching, in the respect for the specificities of each. Guaranteeing the highest level of training, both general and specialized, both fundamental and conceptual and practical, to enable students to play an active role in professional, social, economic and cultural life, to provide them with equal opportunities social emancipation. Develop long-term skills, ensuring that students have the skills to maintain their relevance, either independently or in the context of continuous lifelong learning. Enroll these initial and complementary courses

Encouraging teachers, students and graduates to mobility and intercommunity and international collaborations. Higher education implements methods and means adapted, according to the disciplines, in order to reach the general objectives indicated and to make it accessible to everyone, according to their abilities, without discrimination. The French System makes its recognition of studies and its subsidy conditional on the institutions organizing.

To respect these objectives and the other provisions of this decree. The Papera collective site is conceived as a participatory platform that seeks to involve all of those who are in Higher Education in France. All of the of information that we have is gained through monitoring the news, the press and another collective media, as well as investigations of insecurity of higher education jobs in France.

Or elsewhere we provide this sort of information of factsheets for those who are also working in the precarious field of higher education in the country. Papera also has got a collection of testimonies because precariousness is rarely revealed in the open despite the great difficulties faced by many precarious researchers and post-graduate students. One of the goals of the Papera. The Papera collective is made up of precarious.

Collective is that of mobilization and through calls to protest, to act or fight for the cases of university workers and teachers. This kind of discussion of our goals is present in the exchanges, through discussion forums associated with all articles. Papera collective is also dedicated to providing the space and the opportunity to contribute as a reader in the open forum and contractural people and holders of research.

What is Higher Education?

The higher education and the major concerns concern the precariousness of Master’s trainees, Ph.D. students, post-docs, the temporary faculty is to get better terms for the long-term contract labour.

Precariousness and unemployment have become tools of economic management in all areas of society. We, invisible, precarious and statutory workers of higher education or research, do not escape. By creating the Papera Collective, we decided to oppose all the forms of precariousness that we undergo.

We are determined to fight against the precariousness of employment. But we also want to fight against other forms of precariousness that undermine the very conditions of our daily work, whether we are precarious or statutory. There are other insidious forms of oppression concern the restriction of access, to means and tools of work, in the field of higher education. The reign ofhierarchical and administrative arbitrariness is also one of those fatal alienations.

Noting that the process of casualization has the active support or at least the ambiguous passivity of many of the “executives” of the sector in which we work, we have decided to fight to abolish these situations that we face. Our desire is to create an autonomous network of information and action, by demanding job stability, the autonomy of workers, as well as the transparency and democratic control of scientific and technical bodies.

Why focus on Higher Education?

The public education service has a large proportion of non-permanent contract workers, who benefit from a public-law contract. These people are for example employed by the public universities, local authorities, chambers of trades, etc.

In all, more than 850,000 agents may find themselves unemployed after the non-renewal of their contract. And the fact that they do not depend on the general compensation scheme, provided by the employment center, makes them paradoxically more vulnerable to unemployment.

There are also the compensation management mechanisms of the government that have got to be questioned. While the compensation rules must in principle be similar to those of the private sector employees, the rules of management differ significantly depending on the status of the employer and that of the employees. For example, the public employer may choose to pay for and pay for the compensation of its agents or to entrust the management of compensation, but not the burden, the government, by a bilateral convention.

This situation in employment has been denounced for several years by consumer associations and defenders of the rights of the unemployed: Acting against unemployment has several times emphasized the “position of strength” of the administration, which combines the functions of the employer. The goal of Papera Collective is to bring these employment injustices to a wider knowledge in Higher Education and Research.

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