EURAXESS Cares about Researchers
Communications Toolkit – Researchers
1. What is EURAXESS?
2. Why should you get involved
and why is EURAXESS for you?
3. What else can EURAXESS offer
4. How can we help you?
5. Case study of local activity and
a success story
6. Who to contact?
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What is EURAXESS?
EURAXESS is a unique initiative, launched by the
European Commission (European Union) to promote
Research careers and facilitate the mobility of
Researchers across Europe.
The initiative was created to stimulate, protect and
nurture the European Research and Innovation
environment, providing the Research community with
access to improved career and social development.
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What is EURAXESS?
EURAXESS is a one-stop-shop for the development
of your career in Europe with the support of a network
of people to assist you!
EURAXESS cares about Researchers!
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Why should you get involved and
why is EURAXESS for you?
EURAXESS enhances your career as a Researcher in Europe
by providing you with:
Job opportunities across Europe
Integrated mobility services that will make your move
to another country as smooth as possible
Rights and obligations for you and your employer
Personalised assistance with people dedicated to help you
All services are for free!
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Why should you get involved and
why is EURAXESS for you?
Are you a
young
Researcher
looking
to start
your
career
?
Would you
like to see
what
opportunities
there are
for you in
another
European
country
Do you know
your specific
rights as a
Researcher
?
Are you in
another
country
looking to
bring your
family over
?
Are you
looking for
a new
Research
position
?
?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes,
then EURAXESS is there to help you.
Are you
moving to
another
country and
need support
with housing,
language,
local social
security,
taxes, etc…
?
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Why should you get involved and
why is EURAXESS for you?
EURAXESS develops its activities under the following 4 key initiatives:
Helps you to find jobs, funding opportunities,
grants, employment, etc.
Offers you a network of over 500 people in
36 countries to assist you
Looks after your rights as a Researcher
Connects European Researchers worldwide
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Why should you get involved and
why is EURAXESS for you?
2
Why should you get involved and
why is EURAXESS for you?
EURAXESS Jobs
Our job opportunities are growing every day and we are
developing to become THE reference in Research recruitment
Job and funding opportunities world wide, cover a vast array
of Research fields ranging from Neurosciences to IT
Via our website you can post your CV to the attention of potential
employers across Europe and beyond (Europass format)
EURAXESS Jobs is completely free of charge!
Over 50 000 Researchers have registered and over 16 000 CVs are
available on-line
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Why should you get involved and
why is EURAXESS for you?
EURAXESS Jobs
Over 5 000 research organisations, companies, universities
and SMEs are registered on EURAXESS. Make your CV available,
as these potential employers browse the CVs to find the best
research talent to fill their positions
A total of almost 5 000 vacancies from 30 different countries
were published in 2009!
Post your CV, find a job for you and help your friends in finding a job!
Be in! Be posted!
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Why should you get involved and
why is EURAXESS for you?
2
Why should you get involved and
why is EURAXESS for you?
2
Why should you get involved and
why is EURAXESS for you?
EURAXESS Services offers
practical information that make your life easier as a Researcher:
 administrative issues
 legal issues
 Help for you and your family when moving from one country
to another
personalised assistance from a network of 500 people spread
in 200 offices across Europe
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Why should you get involved and
why is EURAXESS for you?
EURAXESS Services
You can get advice on topics such as:
Everyday
queries
Administrative
queries
Financial
queries
Legal queries
e.g.
Accommodation
e.g. Health/
Medical care
e.g.
Taxation
e.g.
Visa formalities
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Why should you get involved and
why is EURAXESS for you?
2
Why should you get involved and
why is EURAXESS for you?
EURAXESS Rights
The European Union puts a high priority to your rights and obligations
as a Researcher.
The European Union focuses on fair equal treatment for social security,
pensions, and other rights for you as a Researcher.
More than 100 organisations representing almost 1 000 institutions from
30 European and non-European countries are part of EURAXESS Rights
Look for the ‘Human Resources Excellence in Research’ logo
on the employer’s website or question employers about it!
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Why should you get involved and
why is EURAXESS for you?
EURAXESS Rights
Your rights as a professional are recognised and enhanced
Your mobility experience is valued
Your work-life balance is respected
You join a truly pan-European network consisting of Research
organisations and Researchers
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Why should you get involved and
why is EURAXESS for you?
EURAXESS Links
EURAXESS Links is a networking tool for European Researchers working
outside Europe. It exists in:
USA
Japan
China
India and Singapore are coming soon
In addition to organising events, EURAXESS Links provide information about
Research in Europe, European Research policy, opportunities for Research
funding, for international collaboration and for trans-national mobility.
Membership is free.
Stay in touch with Europeans and Europe even when you are abroad!
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What else can EURAXESS offer
EURAXESS boosts your Research career development
irrespective of the stage you are in!
Researchers just starting a career:
 finding a job
 finding funding opportunities
 information on how it is to live in another country
 help you and your family with your move
 help you connect with other Researchers
Experienced Researchers:
 posting job vacancies
 find a good candidate to help you with your work
 find funding for your projects
 understand better your rights
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What else can EURAXESS offer
EURAXESS is innovative because:
It cares about you and your life as a Researcher
Is a one-stop-shop for you with information from across Europe about
jobs, funding, housing, social security and other relevant issues
Is completely FREE of charge
Is independent, acting with the sole purpose of contributing to the
development of Research in Europe and therefore put its services at your
disposal without any kind of obligations
Helps you to be part of the Researchers’ community
Gives you the possibility to be part of a European Network that cares about
Researchers and looks after its interests without any obligations
In 2009 EURAXESS had a total of 290 437 unique visitors
on the website and a total of 3.4 million page views!!
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How can we help you?
EURAXESS - a network
of people at your service with
representatives located in more
than 200 centres across Europe
ready to welcome you
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How can we help you?
Visit our European website at
http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess
and the <Italian> website at
http://www.euraxess.it/
Subscribe to our newsletter
Find Facebook pages for Estonia, Serbia,
Czech Republic, Romania and Lithuania
where you can interact with other
EURAXESS fans!!
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Case study of local activity
and success stories
Local activity
EURAXESS Services <insert country> has been also active in
organising networking events where Researchers get to meet
each other and feel at home when living in a new country:
Researchers’ Night with pub quizzes, cultural events
such as boat rides in the Czech Republic, mushroom picking
in Norway, etc.
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Case study of local activity
and success story
<Insert example from your EURAXESS Centre!>
Oksana from Ukraine:
In 2008, Oksana moved from Ukraine to Czech Republic with her
husband to pursue her PhD in Medicine at the Institute of the
Experimental Medicine of the Academy of Sciences. However, her lack
of information on the necessary visa formalities for travelling within the
EU ended in turmoil while simply hoping to return to her two-year old
daughter for Christmas in the Ukraine.
"Moving to a new place is always quite challenging, especially when you
move to another country. Besides such basic things as to get used to a
new way of life in a new society you face lots of paper formalities which
complicate your life greatly, especially at the beginning and without
knowing a language. That is why it is extremely helpful for a foreigner to
receive some assistance and professional advice, which we have found in
the EURAXESS Services Centre. It is very difficult to overestimate the
support we received. I would like to thank one more time the EURAXESS
team for giving me a helping hand and being there for me when the times
were so difficult."
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Who to contact
EURAXESS National Service Centres:
<Insert map from your country>
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How can we help you?
EURAXESS Services Local Contact Point
A total of 56 000 Researchers were assisted by the
EURAXESS Services Centres in 2009, finding solutions
for over 108 000 problems and questions like for e.g. on
visa and entry conditions, funding opportunities, schools,
accommodation, legal problems, social security...
Thank you!
http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess
and
<Insert national website link>
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