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
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.