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EURAXESS MK Result In Brief

Project ID: 619168
Funded under: FP7-PEOPLE
Country: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

New EURAXESS Service Network to boost researcher mobility in FYROM

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has taken preliminary steps to set up a EURAXESS Network. An EU initiative is helping to officially launch a EURAXESS Service Network throughout the country.
New EURAXESS Service Network to boost researcher mobility in FYROM
A EURAXESS Network has been unofficially running on a volunteer basis since early 2011. A dedicated website was also set up that provides much of the same information available on other EURAXESS portals. In addition, the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MANU) participates fully in all training offered by the European Commission and the EURAXESS Network in order to educate and train its staff on issues concerning EURAXESS Service Centres.

The EU-funded EURAXESS MK (EURAXESS Service Network former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) project is supporting all operational aspects with a view to formally establishing a EURAXESS Services Network.

During the first reporting period, project partners organised a series of eight events. They included two steering group meetings, a training workshop for the EURAXESS MK team, a portal launch, a networking seminar and a dissemination seminar at MANU.

A mobility guidebook has been produced that offers a broad range of information and support services to researchers wishing to pursue their careers in the country. It comprises nine separate documents on EURAXESS MK and Network establishment. A report was also delivered following a mapping of the research landscape. This key document assists in the development of a strategy to attract foreign researchers.

FYROM is a full member of the EURAXESS Services Network. Full membership ensures growth and innovation via greater researcher mobility and integration into the European Research Area (ERA).

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Keywords

EURAXESS Service Network, researcher mobility, FYROM, European Research Area
Record Number: 175093 / Last updated on: 2016-02-05
Domain: IT, Telecommunications