Euraxess – Researchers in Motion

Information bus visits universities in Europe

The “Euraxess – Researchers in Motion” initiative visited a total of 29 cities in 22 countries as part of its roadshow.

Entry visas, residence permits and accommodation as well as the search for funding, count among the biggest challenges mobile researchers face. Social insurance and income tax constitute further central issues. The Euraxess EU initiative has more than 260 service centres all across Europe and provides support in just these areas, helping PhD students and researchers to relocate to European research centres.

National Euraxess websites are available for 40 countries, which are linked to the central website. A Europe-wide job database for researchers and academic staff forms its centrepiece. International and European tenders for academic positions have been a legal requirement since 1 October 2009. In 2013, 40.000 offers were advertised for positions all across Europe.

The information bus from MOST Mobile visited leading universities in countless major cities, and provided information on career development, improved employment and working conditions for a positive and stimulating work environment, the latest job vacancies, and funding opportunities in academic research.