EURAXESS TOP III: Making European research careers more attractive by developing new services and enhancing the current services of the EURAXESS network

Project Description

The EURAXESS TOP III consortium includes partners from almost all EURAXESS countries (either as beneficiaries or associated partners, from altogether 39 countries), in order to ensure the widest possible coverage as well as increased impact.

The project has been divided into eight work packages. Two WPs are devoted to the development, testing and pilot introduction of new services on career development within the EURAXESS network. The remaining WPs will focus on the environment of researchers including the institutional context, the integration of third country researchers and reaching out to researchers beyond the EU; researchers within and outside academia, most notably industry; the consolidation of the ongoing services portfolio, be it personal or electronic; the further capacity building of the EURAXESS network members and meeting the challenge posed by staff turnover by trainings, twinning and study visits; networking and knowledge exchange with a wide range of other networks; implementation of a consistent quality assurance and monitoring system operating onseveral levels on the project, and working out a future vision for EURAXESS in light of the policy goals of the EC set for the period up to 2020.

The project will significantly contribute to matching research talents with R&I needs and capacity on a European scale and it will help the circulation of researchers within Europe and among sectors.

As a result of the project, members of the EURAXESS network will have better and broader knowledge and more integrated good practices regarding service provision for researchers. EURAXESS national portals throughout the EURAXESS member countries will offer tailor made information in line with Horizon 2020 objectives on making science careers attractivefor researchers, especially young researchers.

Involved People EU GrantsAccess

Sofia Karakostas, Management Board
Annika Glauner, WP Leader “Career Management & Professional Development for Euraxess”, Task Leader “Career Management: the experienced researcher”, Task Leaders “Towards Euraxess 2020: Transfer of Knowledge”, Project Management
Sibylle Hodel, WP Leader “Career Management & Professional Development for Euraxess”, Task Leader “Career Management: the experienced researcher”, Task Leaders “Towards Euraxess 2020: Transfer of Knowledge”, Project Management

Coordinator

Bay Zoltán, BZN, Hungary

Partner Institutions

33 partner organisations from EU member states and Associated countries

Term

3 Years, 2015–2018

Call

H2020-SEAC-2014-1

Topic

Science with and for Society

Funding Scheme

Coordination and Support Action (CSA)