Evaluation of EURAXESS Project – Researchers’ Community
The European Commission has launched an evaluation of the EURAXESS project (2008-2012) – Researchers’ community.
EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion is a one-stop shop for researchers seeking to advance their careers and personal development by moving to other countries. In addition to the information on training and jobs, this electronic gateway is the entry point to a wealth of practical information on living, working and relaxing in the European countries involved.
The EURAXESS website is composed of 4 main sections devoted to 4 specific initiatives for researchers:
- EURAXESS Jobs is a stress-free recruitment tool where no charges apply.
- EURAXESS Services is a network of more than two hundred Service Centres located in 40 European countries. These Centres help researchers and their family to plan and organise their move to a foreign country. This free personalised assistance helps researchers tackle issues such as accommodation, visa and work permits, language lessons, schools for their children, social security and medical care.
- EURAXESS Rights provides all information regarding the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The Charter provides a framework for the career management of researchers, while the Code promotes open and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures. Together they are aimed at developing an attractive, open and sustainable European labour market for researchers.
- EURAXESS Links is a network for European researchers working outside Europe. Here they can find extensive information about research in Europe, European research policies, career opportunities in Europe, international collaboration and trans-national mobility. It also provides interactive web tools promoting networking amongst European researchers living abroad. EURAXESS Links is established in the US, Japan, China, India and ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations; includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand)
The European Commission is now reviewing its offering to researchers and would greatly appreciate your feedback. The result of the survey will help to better understand how EURAXESS services can be tailored to fit the needs of the researchers and will form the basis of planned improvements.
The survey results are confidential and will not be used for purposes other than this evaluation.
Deadline: 29 March 2013 at 12:00 (Brussels local time).