Brussels, 3 March 2014
EU takes to road to help researchers find jobs and advice
The European Commission today launches a pan-European information campaign to help researchers find career advice and work through the EURAXESS gateway. The “EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion” roadshow will visit 29 European cities in 22 countries (MEMO/14/145) to offer researchers and those interested in scientific careers advice on jobs, CV building and employment rights. The two month campaign, with a strong social media presence, is expected to reach out to around 100,000 students and young researchers.
Unveiling the campaign bus in Brussels, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn said: "EURAXESS has become the go-to place for researchers seeking jobs in Europe. From finding work to funding opportunities, EURAXESS offers researchers concrete information and advice. With more than 40,000 advertised jobs per year and more than one million mobility-related queries tackled within the last four years, EURAXESS is an essential resource at a time unemployment is our greatest economic challenge."
EURAXESS is supported by 40 participating countries across Europe. Through its portal it provides a single access point to information across countries and personalised assistance by more than 530 staff working in over 260 Service Centres.
In 2013, there were nearly 950,000 unique visitors to the EURAXESS website, three times more than in 2010, and nearly 9.6 million page views. More than 7,700 research organisations (companies, universities and SMEs, etc.) are currently registered on EURAXESS Jobs. The aim of the tour is to encourage even wider participation.
The tour has been organised in close collaboration with national EURAXESS centres in each country being visited. There will be interactive sessions, such as workshops with experts, discussion sessions and science slams, at each stop. There will also be sessions on careers that will take place in cooperation with university human resources departments.
For further information
EURAXESS On Tour: www.facebook.com/EURAXESS.OnTour
European Research Area (ERA): http://ec.europa.eu/research/era/index_en.htm
Tuesday, 4th March Brussels/BE Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Wednesday, 5th March London/UK Queen Mary University London
Tuesday, 11th March Copenhagen/DK University of Copenhagen
Wednesday, 12th March Lund/SE Lund University
Friday, 14th March Poznan/PL Adam Mickiewicz University
Monday, 17th March Warsaw/PL University of Warsaw
Tuesday, 18th March Wroclaw/PL Wroclaw University of Technology
Wednesday, 19th March Prague /CZ National Library of Technology
Thursday, 20th March Vienna/AT University of Vienna
Friday, 21st March Bratislava/SK Comenius-University
Monday, 24th March Budapest/HU Corvinus University of Budapest
Wednesday, 26th March Bucharest/RO University of Bucharest
Thursday, 27th March Plovdiv/BG University "Paisii Hilendarski“
Friday, 28th March Sofia/BG University St. Kl. Ohridski
Monday, 31st March Thessaloniki/GR Aristoteles-University
Tuesday, 1st April Niš/SR University Niš
Wednesday, 2nd April Banja Luka/BIH University Banja Luka
Friday, 4th April Ljubljana/SL University Ljubljana
Monday, 7th April Trieste/IT AREA Science Park
Tuesday, 8th April Milan/IT University of Milan
Wednesday, 9th April Zurich/CH ETH Zurich/University of Zurich
Thursday, 10th April Strasbourg/FR Université de Strasbourg
Tuesday 15th April Maastricht/NL University of Maastricht
Tuesday 22nd April Luxembourg/LU University of Luxembourg
Wednesday, 23rd April Bremen/DE University of Bremen
Thursday, 24th April Hamburg/DE Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron
Monday, 28th April Cologne/DE University of Cologne
Tuesday, 29th April Liège/BE Université de Liège
Wednesday, 30th April Brussels/BE Closing event Université libre de Bruxelles