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Creating a European university data collection
In July 2008, the European Commission launched a study to determine the feasibility of creating a database of data from European universities. Currently, there is a lack of centralised information about European universities and the study aims to complete a census of European universities and launch and pilot data collection programme.
NEWS: EURAXESS comes to Croatia
Research is serious business in Croatia. Croatia is taking great efforts to promote research and become more desirable to researchers from abroad. At the forefront of this effort is the Croatian Agency for Mobility and EU programmes. On 1 June 2008 the agency took up the role of the EURAXESS Bridgehead Organisation and is planning the launch of the help desk in October as well as the Croatian EURAXESS Services Network in November.
The Charter and Code Guaranteeing rights and obligations of researchers
In 2005, the European Commission adopted the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, the Charter and Code. In the three years since its adoption, Member States have taken great efforts to endorse it and use it to its full potential.
A guide for researchers in Austria
In January 2008, with an amendment to the Aliens Employment Act (AusIBG), Austria fully opened its labour market to foreign researchers and their family members. Now researches from any domain can enter Austria much easier to conduct their research and teach. While it is easier to enter, the rules, requirements and options for researchers coming to Austria can be overwhelming.
Science throughout centuries European Researchers Night in Turkey
On 26 September 2008 in Izmir and Istanbul, Turkey, and across Europe, European Researchers Night took place. Building on the success of the last two years, the Science and Technology Centre of EGE University (EBILTEM) decided to hold the event again, this time with the theme of science throughout centuries.
Investigating limits to mobility
In June 2008 the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research published the results of the RINDICATE study Evidence on the main factors inhibiting mobility and career development of researchers. The EU commissioned study presents the data from a survey conducted of researchers and research managers and interviews about their mobility experiences and the difficulties they encountered.
Researchers Night 2008: A positive evolution
Started in 2005, European Researchers Night is an event held the fourth Friday of September which gives the general public a chance to interact with researchers and gain a better understanding of what they do. The event has grown immensely in the past three years, both in terms of participation and funding.
EURES: Helping European Jobseekers
The European Employment Services (EURES), created in 2003, provide Europeans with advice and information about labour mobility, as well as job-matching services using the vacancies provided to all EU Member States public employment services.
EURAXESS Services: Strengthening European Mobility
Romania is taking great efforts to give research mobility a boost. EURAXESS Services (formerly known as EURAXESS Services) is a new project which aims to do just that. With partners in Romania and Bulgaria as well as in France and Poland, the project hopes to stimulate cooperation between European Service Centres across the European Union and strengthen the European Research Area. On the 3rd of September this year the project has been officially opened with a kickoff meeting in Bucharest which set the basis of the future events from the project.
Focus: ACO Report on European Research
Success story: Marie Curie Conference bringing Fellows together
From 17-18 July 2008 in Barcelona, Spain, about 300 Marie Curie fellows came together for the Marie Curie Conference. Held as a satellite event of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), the Marie Curie conference aimed to better inform the fellows about career perspectives and future opportunities as well as the skills and competences necessary to be successful.
Success story: Bringing Greek research up to code
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