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Integrate Mobile People through Innovative actions in the Euraxess Service Centres

Final Report Summary - IMPACTE (Integrate Mobile People through Innovative actions in the Euraxess Service Centres)


Executive summary (one page)

The aim of the ImpactE project is a successful professional and social integration of mobile researchers into a new environment, turning them into ambassadors of international mobility, and of EURAXESS.
The objectives of IMPACTE are:
• to empower researchers enrolled in mobility programmes with new capacities (professional and ‘soft skills’)
• to improve the quality of EURAXESS services staff in the field of social, cultural and professional integration of researchers
• to establish a network of EURAXESS ImpactE alumni, turning them into disseminators of EURAXESS

Based on a survey held by subcontractor Vitae in January-February 2013 (188 researchers form 24 nationalities), partners identified 6 innovative actions to allow better integration of mobile researchers and tested these actions during 37 training sessions, spread over 2013 and 2014 in the 6 partner institutions, gathering 450 participants. Due to the success of the first round, the number of trainings was significantly increased: tripled, as well as the number of participants: more than doubled. Partners selected the themes of the training sessions, taking both in account the outcomes of the survey and their own expertise: research integrity, intellectual property rights, academic networking, intercultural dialogue, communicating research to an international audience, and leading an international team. Partners regularly got and assessed feedback from both researchers and EURAXESS staff to produce a global evaluation of the training sessions.
Three workshops for Euraxess staff on intercultural dialogue were organized (Dubrovnik, April 2013, Budapest, June 2013, and Barcelona, June 2014). In total, 155 Euraxess staff took part to one of these 3 workshops.

A database was set up to register all the ImpactE alumni. A LinkedIn ImpactE group has been set up for the ImpactE alumni community, disseminating information, and exchanging ideas, questions and information. A Facebook page was also created.

During the second year of the project, several tools were produced:
• The Research Mobility lens on the Vitae Researcher Development Framework focusses on the knowledge, behaviours and attributes that researchers can to improve their effectiveness in a new research environment.
• The description of Researcher career pathways in 7 European countries represent career possibilities for researchers in the countries involved in the ImpactE project. They aim to help mobile researchers understand better how to navigate the differing national contexts.
• Ideas and Case studies of good practice in cultural integration: 8 examples from 6 countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Israel, Norway, UK) were gathered in a downloadable booklet. The Literature Review is a comprehensive bibliography covering more than 450 publications on researcher mobility (divided in 2 sections: understanding mobile researchers and supporting mobile researchers). It was first published on the ImpactE website in January 2014, then updated in July 2014.
Finally the ImpactE team was able to propose, after two years of working together, a Train the Trainer Guide for EURAXESS staff. The TTT guide is intended to be a reference for Euraxess staff and to provide them with a range of concrete, practical and useful tools to facilitate integration of mobile researchers.
The project also produced several reports which will be a reference for the Commission to move forward with its projects in researchers careers developments (status of the Euraxess ImpactE alumni, dissemination actions report, workshops report) .

To conclude, the expertise and performance of the partners, the good climate of cooperation between them and the close support from the Project Officer have resulted in a smooth development of the project. The benefits of the project for the researchers, as well as for the Euraxess staff will continue after its end .




Project Context and Objectives:
Summary description of the project context and the main objectives

Within the context of economical globalization, policy initiatives that promote researchers’ mobility are receiving increasing attention. According to the European Commission “human resources are, to a large extent, the key of research efforts, excellence and performances. The number of researchers and their mobility are two important aspects of this issue” (quoted in MORE study: http://ec.europa.eu/EURAXESS/pdf/research_policies/MORE_final_report_final_version.pdf , page 13). Mobility is increasingly seen as a ‘vehicle’ towards the strengthening of the European Research Area and the promotion of European competitiveness. Europe cannot compete with new emerging economies such as China or with competitors such as the United States or Japan, unless it becomes more inventive, anticipates social needs and innovates more.

Therefore the 'People' Programme sets out to boost mobility by encouraging European researchers to travel within Europe and throughout the rest of the world, and by fostering the entry of researchers from third countries into the European Union. In order to reduce barriers to researcher’s mobility in the Union, the Commission has initiated several support mechanisms, such as improving the available information on mobility opportunities (EURAXESS Jobs), creating a network of Mobility Centres (the EURAXESS Service Network), and improving employment conditions and status for all researchers (EURAXESS Rights through the Charter and Code). The task of the EURAXESS Network of Service Centres is to assist mobile researchers in all matters that are related to their professional and daily life, including information on legal issues, social security, health and taxes as well as family support.

Within the framework of the transnational collaboration among EURAXESS members, the PEOPLE-2012-IU call aims at enhancing the overall performance of the EURAXESS Network towards the achievement of relevant Innovation Union objectives by stimulating cooperation between EURAXESS Services Centres on operational and strategic issues. The proposed project ImpactE which will be composed of 6 EURAXESS Service Centres will contribute to the objectives set out in the call description.

There are several obstacles to international mobility. Cultural differences are not the easiest to overcome as they are based on non-material factors, which differ from other matters like getting a visa or a place to stay. A successful professional and social integration of the researcher into a new environment will not only improve the chances of a successful mobility experience by the researcher, it will also turn him/her into the best international mobility and EURAXESS sponsor. This project will identify actions that allow for a fast and easy integration of mobile researchers. The identified actions will be implemented and tested within the partner institutions before spreading them as good practices across the EURAXESS network and to the researchers’ countries of origin. Participating researchers will be awarded « EURAXESS Impacte alumni » .

The objectives of IMPACTE are:
• to empower researchers enrolled in mobility programmes with new capacities (professional and ‘soft skills’)
• to improve the quality of EURAXESS services staff in the field of social, cultural and professional integration of researchers
• to establish a network of EURAXESS ImpactE alumni, turning them into disseminators of EURAXESS

To achieve these objectives, the ImpactE partners will set up activities focusing on facilitating the integration of mobile researchers into the new research milieu and culture that they come into. They will be provided with a range of training activities, focussing on their integration and career development in a new professional environment. The overall goal is to support them in attaining an independent position and to become the next generation of leaders in their research fields.


The activities that the project team will use to achieve these objectives will be:
• Documentation of the researchers’ career structures and training needs in the project partners’ institutions
• Identification of ideas and best practices for social, cultural and professional integration of researchers
• Design of a programme of effective soft-skills development for internationally mobile researchers
• Delivery of suitable training activities in the partner institutions
• Preparation and distribution a set of materials as a guide for future training events
• Setting up an alumni network

Through these activities designed and organized in the partner countries, a pilot group of more than 200 researchers will increase their innovative skills and their integration capacities to better adapt themselves to new environments. This will help them to take up further research positions in Europe. The standardised tools and instruments that will be developed and refined will be made available to the EURAXESS network in order to contribute to an improved level of services.
Particularly in regard to the global economy, cross-cultural integration training will familiarise researchers with the different research systems used in the countries that are represented within this project. This will be an opportunity to increase and facilitate – inbound as well as outbound – mobility of researchers. The experience and acquired skills of the EURAXESS Service Centres varies according to the stage of development of their economy as well as their geographical situation. This specific diversity must be addressed in the preparatory phase: tailoring the training to the different researcher's careers typologies, and adapting the 'national' activity to be used to a multicultural audience.

The project activities will address the strategic issues related to the implementation of Innovation Union commitments n° 1, 4 and 40. Below, we describe how ImpactE will address relevant parts of these commitments.

N°1: training a sufficient number of researchers
This objective will be addressed in two respects. Directly, as researchers will be the main audience invited to participate in the researchers’ professional and soft skills training workshops planned in the project (around 230 participants, 200 mobile researchers and 30 EURAXESS staff in the 6 partner countries). Indirectly, one can estimate that each participant in a training workshop will be in contact with an average of 5 colleagues, so the workshop’s content and EURAXESS activities will reach a total number of more than 1000 researchers.
The target of 200 researchers will be reached in the following way: each partner will organize two training events in the course of the project, one per year. As there are 6 partners, this gives 12 training events. The average number of participants par training should be 15.
Each partner will invite researchers working at this university to take part (through the website, and also through an individual invitation sent by email). Two categories of researchers will be mainly targeted: newcomers, and local researchers intending to go abroad. These training activities will be based on previously identified needs, and offered to them for free.
Some partners (notably the Bulgarian, Israeli, and Romanian partners) intend to extend the training invitation to other Higher Education institutions in the Region. The Romanian partner is also a people NCP. Moreover, thanks to the Associated partner Epigeum, ImpactE will provide to researchers taking part to the project at least one training which will be delivered solely by blended learning with no face-to-face interaction. All e-learning modules will be made available for the duration of the project to the researchers involved in the project for use on an individual basis.

Moreover, EURAXESS staff will benefit from these activities and will subsequently be in a position to train other researchers (‘TTT-Train the Trainer’ scheme). The partners will produce a guide which will be of use to the whole EURAXESS network. The guide will be presented during EURAXESS training events in the framework of TOP 2 (the consortium ensuring the management of the EURAXESS Network), and EURAXESS conferences.

N° 4: Removing obstacles to mobility and cross border cooperation through a common approach including the following topics: quality of doctoral training, mobility across countries and sectors, comparable research career structures
The training events will be based on a survey covering two issues:
• a systematic description of 'researchers careers typology' (this will help to ensure comparability of research career structures in the partner countries and to adapt the selected activities to a multicultural environment)
• good practice covering the integration of researchers into a new research environment (social, cultural and professional aspects). Innovative techniques will be considered as one of the important selection criteria for the activities which will be tested in the 6 partner countries (12 activities in total) .

N° 30: ensuring that leading academics, researchers and innovators reside and work in Europe and attracting a sufficient number of highly skilled third country nationals to stay in Europe
The trained researchers will remain in touch with the partners through a network of “ImpactE alumni” and a database of contacts. They will become enthusiastic disseminators of EURAXESS and of mobility towards Europe.

By joining their complementary skills, the EURAXESS Service Centres who are members of the ImpactE project will contribute to a better prepared research work force and to the enlargement of training provision. Previous projects demonstrated that cultural diversity is an asset for, and cultural differences an obstacle to, researchers’ mobility. The general objective of the E*CARE project was to measure the factors stimulating mobility as well as the remaining mobility obstacles with emphasis on the career of researchers- see
http://www.ecare-project.eu/dat/FA71CFD1/file.pdf?634692995438010000. According to this report, one of the stimulating factors for international mobility which is important for researchers is “knowing new countries and getting to know new cultures” (47%). At the same time, cultural barriers (especially language and communication barriers) are mentioned in the obstacles to mobility (15%).

In addition to professional qualifications, international mobility requires the researchers to have proficiency in a foreign language. Companies and universities increasingly need staff who can apply their professional skills in several cultural environments. Researchers must therefore become familiar with not only the economic and administrative structures of other European Member States, but also with a new research environment. This issue of the cultural integration of foreign researchers into the host institution and into their professional as well as private environment will be studied by the project partners because they encounter this difficulty in their daily work and because it is obvious that their exchange of experiences will contribute a maximal added value to this issue.

Many researchers and particularly early stage researchers, describe difficulties in adapting themselves and in integrating within the research centre where they are hosted, even though the research centre staff are doing their best to welcome them. These difficulties are mainly linked to their cultural shock, to their ignorance of the aspects that deal with the organisation of the research environment in which they have to evolve professionally and to their difficulty in socializing and establishing relations with other ‘local’ researchers.

In turn the ImpactE partners’ ambition are that researchers will, by the end of their stay, become promoters of their host institutions as well as of EURAXESS and will testify to the good practice they were introduced to. A successful integration with the assistance of EURAXESS staff will lead to an increased interest in mobility and increased success of mobility experiences, knowledge exchange and ideas sharing. Smoother mobility, a mobility that allows researchers to focus on their research and the creation of innovation thanks to a better management of their communication, organisational and intercultural skills can thus be achieved.

Project Results:
3. Main S&T results/foregrounds


The aim of the ImpactE project is a successful professional and social integration of mobile researchers into a new environment, turning them into ambassadors of international mobility, and of EURAXESS.
3.1 The objectives of IMPACTE are:
• to empower researchers enrolled in mobility programmes with new capacities (professional and ‘soft skills’)
• to improve the quality of EURAXESS services staff in the field of social, cultural and professional integration of researchers
• to establish a network of EURAXESS ImpactE alumni, turning them into disseminators of EURAXESS

The consortium is composed of 6 partners plus 3 associated partners, all having experience in supporting mobile researchers within the EURAXESS network. They cover different regions within the EU and different challenges (cultures, research environments, customers). This allows partners to test needs and successful practices which can then be transferred to the EURAXESS network. The associate partner Epigeum is the leading publisher of high quality e-learning modules for researcher development. Vitae, the UK organisation which supports and promotes researcher development at national level, acts as a subcontractor.
3.2 The results of ImpactE are:
-450 (foreseen : 200) mobile researchers have increased their innovative skills and integration capacities to better adapt themselves to a new environment through 37 (foreseen : minimum 12) training sessions over 2 years. The figures are much higher than expected: more than 2 times more participants and 3 times more training sessions.
-155 Euraxess staff of the whole network have benefitted from 3 workshops on intercultural dialogue to improve their capacity to welcome researchers from various cultural backgrounds. The number of participants in the Euraxess workshops was measured, and they provided feedback assessments which was be analyzed.
-Euraxess staff of the whole network will benefit from several standardized tools and instruments to improve their level of services:
• synthetic description of researchers’ careers typology in 7 countries -this will help to ensure comparability of research career structures ,
• RDF mobility skills lens
• literature review on mobility of researchers
• case studies on good practices for social, cultural and professional integration of researchers,
• train the trainer (TTT) guide gathering several useful tools

-The EU Commission got feedback about how to design a programme of effective soft-skills development for internationally mobile researchers: synthesis of the feedback assessment forms collected during trainings, report of the 3 workshops, dissemination report.

-The EU Commission got feedback on how to keep and maintain an Euraxess alumni network composed of researchers having benefitted from ImpactE training sessions through the report on the status of Euraxess ImpactE alumni.

-The visibility of the Euraxess "brand" has increased thanks to the dissemination strategy of the ImpactE project (number of reached people/researchers through Facebook and Linkedin pages, number of web platform visitors and national portals/facebook pages visitors, communication to the wider researchers community through the ImpactE alumni). The trained researchers will remain enthusiastic disseminators of EURAXESS and of mobility towards Europe. The ImpactE alumni forum and social campaigns in Facebook and Linkedin networks will be an important channel for further spreading of ‘EURAXESS brand in general’, and attracting researchers to Europe as a whole.


3.3 Description of the deliverables
A list of contacts of all partners, associated partners and subcontractor representatives was established at the kick-off meeting (5-6 November 2012) and is available on the project website, in the partner’s area.

A first version of the leaflet explaining the goals and objectives of ImpactE was produced in November 2012. The second version was published for the final conference held in Liège on 18 September 2014. Both are publicly available on the website.
The project webplatform was set up in January 2013 to inform visitors in a user-friendly way about the project (see http://www.impacte.eu). A Facebook page and a LinkedIn group were also created to inform about project events. These pages will remain accessible after the end of the project.

Based on a survey held by subcontractor Vitae in January-February 2013 (188 researchers form 24 nationalities) whose results are publicly available on the ImpactE website, partners identified 6 innovative actions to allow better integration of mobile researchers and tested these actions during 37 training sessions, spread over 2013 and 2014 in the 6 partner institutions, gathering 450 participants. Due to the success of the first round, the number of trainings was significantly increased: tripled, as well as the number of participants: more than doubled.

Partners selected the themes of the training sessions, taking both in account the outcomes of the survey and their own expertise: research integrity, intellectual property rights , academic networking, intercultural dialogue, communicating research to an international audience, and leading an international team.

A planning of the trainings was established by WP2, following the choices of the partners, for the two rounds of training sessions, 2013 and 2014, as well as a template training design presenting the 6 training activities in an homogeneous way.
Two template questionnaires (one for researchers, one for Euraxess staff) were produced to and regularly get and assess feedback from both researchers and EURAXESS staff. The questionnaire was regularly improved. A report of each workshop/training sessions is made. Partners regularly get and assess feedback from both researchers and EURAXESS staff and a global evaluation of the training sessions was submitted after the end of the project .

The Dubrovnik Euraxess Conference in April 2013 was the opportunity to organize a first workshop for Euraxess staff on intercultural dialogue. It provided the 40 participants with useful information, materials, and exchange of experiences. A second workshop was held in Budapest on 5-6 June 2013 for 53 participants in 2 half-day sessions. Further to these activities a case study on intercultural dialogue was placed on September 4, 2013 on the Euraxess extranet forum for discussion. The third workshop took place in Barcelona on 17-18 June 2014 and gathered 45 participants in 2 sessions. In total, 155 Euraxess staff took part to one of these 3 workshops.

Since April 2013, a database was set up to register all the ImpactE alumni (ImpactE consortium members’ representatives and participants to the ImpactE training sessions. A LinkedIn ImpactE group has been set up for the ImpactE alumni community, disseminating information, and exchanging ideas, questions and information about other ImpactE training sessions, about EURAXESS other initiatives (JOBS, RIGHTS and LINKS) and H2020 news. A Facebook page was also created. This page played a supporting role to the rest of the dissemination activities and to the WP4 team efforts for creation of ImpactE Alumni Network. Through this page, pictures from ImpactE events, links to important ImpactE documents ( Article of the Month, ImpactE Literature Review, Researcher Needs Analysis, etc.) were advertised.

During the second year of the project, several tools were produced which will enrich the content of the Train the trainer (TTT) guide:

• The Research Mobility lens on the Vitae Researcher Development Framework has been developed to focus on the knowledge, behaviours and attributes that researchers can use in an international context to improve their effectiveness in a new research environment.

• The description of Researcher career pathways in 7 European countries. They represent career possibilities for researchers in the countries involved in the ImpactE project. They aim to help mobile researchers to one of these countries think about what is involved in working towards an academic career and understand better how to navigate the differing national and institutional contexts.

• Ideas and Case studies of good practice in cultural integration: 8 examples from 6 countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Israel, Norway, UK) were gathered in a downloadable booklet. It consists of a number of examples of good practice for supporting mobile researchers, in particular cultural integration, collected by the partners. In the longer term, more good practices could be gathered through the EURAXESS extranet portal and Handbook.
• The Literature Review is a comprehensive bibliography covering more than 450 publications on researcher mobility (divided in 2 sections: understanding mobile researchers and supporting mobile researchers). It addresses issues concerning mobile researchers across disciplines at all stages in the higher education context from different regions worldwide, such as : academic and social acculturation, integration, reverse acculturation, employment, transnational experience, training, support and career development. The Literature Review incorporates empirical research projects, literature-based studies and theoretical debates in the forms of reports, books, journal articles, theses and conferences papers. It was first published on the ImpactE website in January 2014, then updated in July 2014.

• Benefitting from theoretical approaches of cross-cultural adaptation, practical workshops with peers – the EURAXESS staff - and experimental trainings with internationally mobile researchers, the ImpactE team was able to propose, after two years of working together, a Train the Trainer Guide for EURAXESS staff. The editor has chosen seven practical topics, completed by a few appendices, including templates to be used for organising events for mobile researchers. The Train The Trainer TTT guide is intended to be a reference for Euraxess staff and to provide them with a range of concrete, practical and useful tools to facilitate integration of mobile researchers, (organizing an activity, icebreakers, experiencing cultural differences, being aware of one’s own identity, introducing it to foreign researchers, good practices in cultural integration) which were gathered throughout the project thanks to the exchange of good practices during the trainings, workshops and other activities. It will be available as a flipbook on the ImpactE website, or in the Euraxess extranet.

The project also produced several reports which will be a reference for the Commission to move forward with its projects in researchers careers developments:

• The document on the status of the Euraxess ImpactE alumni describes the experiences made during the project to make trained researchers more aware of Euraxess. It also provides some information about the status of the researchers who registered in the database.

• The dissemination actions report provides information about the Project leaflets, the ImpactE Project Web platform, the design and format of the TTT Guide for EURAXESS members’ use, the organisation of workshops for EURAXESS members, the social campaigns in Facebook and LinkedIn and finally the occasional activities. This report contains details about the planned and fulfilled activities as well as about the measurement of the dissemination effect where it was possible to be explore it.

• The workshops report provides useful experience about training provision to the Euraxess staff in general. During the 2 years of the life of the project, three workshops were conducted by the ImpactE team. This report contains details about goals and evaluation of these workshops, as well as on planning and managing them. 22.
- The synthesis of the feedback assessment reports was presented at the final PCC meeting and finalized afterwards. Each trainer received feedback about the training session he/she delivered right after it took place. The training sessions were regularly adapted by each trainer, taking in account the outcomes of the feedback assessment forms. After all trainings have taken place (the last one was on 17 September 2014) it has been possible to aggregate the results and draw some conclusions. This synthesis provides information about the level of satisfaction of the participants to the trainings. The overall level of satisfaction about the organization of the trainings was well balanced, mostly good and excellent: 41% and, respectively 48%, which means 89% high level of quality (synthesis of the feedback assessment reports, page 33). It makes some suggestions for improving future training sessions, as well as for helping researchers to integrate into a new professional environment.

3.4 Conclusion
To summarize, the expertise and performance of the partners, the good climate of cooperation between them and the close support from the Project Officer have resulted in a smooth development of the project. The benefits of the project for the researchers, as well as for the Euraxess staff will continue after its end .



Potential Impact:
4. Description of the potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far) and the main dissemination activities and the exploitation of results.

4.1. Description of the potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)
Within the context of economical globalization, policy initiatives that promote researchers’ mobility are receiving increasing attention. According to the European Commission “human resources are, to a large extent, the key of research efforts, excellence and performances. The number of researchers and their mobility are two important aspects of this issue” (quoted in MORE study: http://ec.europa.eu/EURAXESS/pdf/research_policies/MORE_final_report_final_version.pdf , page 13). Mobility is increasingly seen as a ‘vehicle’ towards the strengthening of the European Research Area and the promotion of European competitiveness. Europe cannot compete with new emerging economies such as China or with competitors such as the United States or Japan, unless it becomes more inventive, anticipates social needs and innovates more.

Therefore the 'People' Programme sets out to boost mobility by encouraging European researchers to travel within Europe and throughout the rest of the world, and by fostering the entry of researchers from third countries into the European Union. In order to reduce barriers to researcher’s mobility in the Union, the Commission has initiated several support mechanisms, such as improving the available information on mobility opportunities (EURAXESS Jobs), creating a network of Mobility Centres (the EURAXESS Service Network), and improving employment conditions and status for all researchers (EURAXESS Rights through the Charter and Code). The task of the EURAXESS Network of Service Centres is to assist mobile researchers in all matters that are related to their professional and daily life, including information on legal issues, social security, health and taxes as well as family support.

The continuous supply of skilled workforce, both quantitatively and qualitatively, is of paramount importance to optimise research in a knowledge-based society, and to fulfil the goals of the European Research Area. Mobility is a well-known and effective way of training skilled workers and disseminating knowledge. There is still room for improvement of the overall performance of the EURAXESS Network as mobility support mechanism.
The mobility of researchers permits the creation and operation of multi-national teams and networks of researchers. Increased mobility of researchers, whether transnational or intersectoral, is essential in order to boost innovation in Europe.

Within the framework of the transnational collaboration among EURAXESS members, the PEOPLE-2012-IU call aims at enhancing the overall performance of the EURAXESS Network towards the achievement of relevant Innovation Union objectives by stimulating cooperation between EURAXESS Services Centres on operational and strategic issues.

By means of exchange, staff members of the EURAXESS Service Centres were provided 37+3 opportunities to learn innovative practices helping them to provide high quality support services and advice for the benefit of mobile researchers. As a result, staff having participated to the workshops will react faster and quicker to inquiries and will be able to provide more qualified information for mobile researchers.
Impacte did not directly affect the decision of mobility of the trained researchers, but it affected the conditions of this mobility : by improving the chances of success of a mobility experience it contributed to the adaptation of researchers to a multicultural environment and provided them with a chance to better understand and to strengthen the European dimension of their research careers. ImpactE thus had a broader impact on the quality of research for the benefit of the knowledge-based society and Innovation Union. The overall level of satisfaction about the organization of the trainings was well balanced, mostly good and excellent –41% and, respectively 48%, which means 89% high level of quality (synthesis of the feedback assessment reports, page 33) .


4.2 Main dissemination activities and exploitation of the results

Several activities have been set up for dissemination of the project results:
• Project leaflets (one with the objectives and one with the results)
The leaflet is an A4 format brochure folded in 3. On the external side of the leaflet the text is separated in 3 columns – cover, general information about the network and general information about the project with contacts. The internal text is divided in 2 parts mixed with pictures. For the 1st version the wider part of text which is on 2 columns is devoted to the project activities and the 3rd column text represents the expected impact. The 2nd version follows the same allocation of the text and respectively presents project results and project impact.
The leaflet was disseminated during number of events:
- ImpactE workshop in Dubrovnik
- ImpactE workshops in Budapest
- ImpactE workshops in Barcelona
- ImpactE trainings in partner organisations (37 events)
- ImpactE final conference

• ImpactE Project Web platform
The first version of the web platform was ready for the kick-off meeting. Its final version was on-line as it was planned in month 4. Number of web platform visitors : 5 471 Total visits, 2 884 Users (of which 2 592 Returning visitors), 42,94% Bounce Rate, more than 500 sessions with 10-30 min length, origins of visitors & place in ranking: US (7th), Brazil (9th) & India (15th )
• Social campaigns in Facebook and LinkedIn: number of reached people/researchers through Facebook and Linkedin pages: above 200 fans Facebook - 147 “Likes”, followers mostly at age of 27-35, 63% women LinkedIn – 65 members
• Occasional activities: except for the leaflets spread at different occasional events, 5 presentations were delivered at targeted national and international conferences with approximately 500 participants.
Participation in conferences and events is another important channel for spreading information. Slots and/ or spreading information by ImpactE partnerstook place at several conferences where ImpactE was presented:
- "Euraxess National Day", 29 Jan 2013, France - Présentation du projet ImpactE (call Euraxess Innovation Union), Jean-Marie Pincemin - Université de Poitiers
- Information Day “New Calls for Proposals under FP7 Sub program People”, 26 March 2013, Moscow, Russia – Krassimir Dimitrov, EURAXESS Ambassador, spread ImpactE leaflets
- Marie Curie Actions Roadshow 2013, Marie Curie Info Day - 01.03.2013 BUASVM Timișoara, Romania – Corina Abraham-Barna, BUASVM, spread ImpactE leaflets
- Marie Curie Actions Roadshow 2013, Marie Curie Info Day - 19.03.2013 National Innovation Office, Budapest, Hungary – Corina Abraham-Barna, BUASVM, spread ImpactE leaflets
- EU Member States Science Counsellors’ Meeting, 28 March 2013, Moscow, Russia – Krassimir Dimitrov, EURAXESS Ambassador, spread ImpactE leaflets
- Vitae Researcher Development International Conference, Manchester, UK, 4-5 September 2013 - Dr Lowry McComb - Director of Researcher Development, Durham University and Mrs Louise Atkin - Project Manager, Vitae, presented ImpactE activities within their presentation “Supporting internationally mobile researchers”
- Annual EU networks meeting, 19-21 June 2013, Albena, Bulgaria – Svetlana Dimitrova, ITD, spread ImpactE leaflets
- European Researchers' Night 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria – Svetlana Dimitrova, ITD, spread ImpactE leaflets
- European Researchers' Night 2013, BIU, Israel – Dr Isser peer, BIU, spread ImpactE leaflets
- Conference for industrial researchers, 18.2.14- Bilbao, Spain – Dr Isser peer, BIU- IPR training and presenting ImpactE activities
- The Bioforum 2014 of BioLiège, A one-day meeting between bioindustry and young scientists in life sciences, Thursday May 15 2014 – Brigitte Ernst spread information about the project
- Annual EU networks meeting, 12-13 June 2014, Hissar, Bulgaria – Svetlana Dimitrova, ITD, spread ImpactE leaflets
- 7th EUA-CDE Annual Meeting, Doctoral Education: Thinking globally, acting locally, University of Liverpool, 19-20 June 2014 – Ellen Pearce, VITAE, PPT in the session” Understanding and supporting mobile doctoral researchers: how do we support quick and successful integration?“
- Vitae Researcher Development International Conference, Manchester, UK, 9-10 September 2014 - Ellen Pearce, VITAE, spread information and ImpactE leaflets
- EU-Russia Researchers' Mobility Forum, Brussels, Belgium, 25 September 2014 – Svetlana Dimitrova, ITD, spread information and ImpactE leaflets
- European Researchers' Night 2014, 26 September 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria – Melis Idrizova, ITD, spread ImpactE leaflets
- Horizon 2020 & International Researchers’ Mobility: EU Supporting Tools, Moscow, October 6 2014 – Svetlana Dimitrova, ITD, spread information and ImpactE leaflets
- Coimbra Group seminar on Transferable skills, University of Bergen, NO, October 16&17, 2014: Presentation of ImpactE by Jean-Marie Pincemin


List of Websites:
http://www.impacte.eu/

Project partners contact details

1 Université de Liège, Belgium Université de Liège - Place du 20-Août, 7 Bat A1- B-4000 Liège Belgium ULg
Isabelle Halleux Director, R&D Department Isabelle.Halleux@ulg.ac.be +32 4 366 5243
Brigitte Ernst ESC brigitte.ernst@ulg.ac.be; +32 (0)4 366 53 36

2 Institute of Technology and Development Institute of Technology and Development- 49 Khan Asparuh St. , Entrance A floor 1 appt 7 -1000 Sofia Bulgaria ITD
Prof. Roumen Nikolov Chair of the Managing Board, ITD, roumen@itd-bg.eu; Sofia University "St.Kliment Ohridski"125, Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd., Bl.2 Fl.3 - 1113, Sofia, Bulgaria ITD
Svetlana Dimitrova External Expert, BHO, EURAXESS Bulgaria svetlana@uni-sofia.bg; +359 2 971 3509
Stanimira Yordanova External Expert, BHO, EURAXESS Bulgaria mobility@itd-bg.eu

3 Durham University, UK The Palatine Centre, Durham University, Stockton Road-Durham- DH1 3LE-United Kingdom UDUR
Dr Lowry McComb Director of Researcher Development t.j.l.mccomb@durham.ac.uk; (+44) 0191 334 4581
Carolyn McAlhone            Personal assistant carolyn.mcalhone@durham.ac.uk   tel (+44) 0191 334 4576
Linda Hui YANG Project Officer Email hui.yang@durham.ac.uk Tel +44 191 374 4374 or +44 191 374 5987

4 Banat's University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine from Timisoara BUASVM Timisoara, Str.Calea Aradului, 119-300645 Timisoara Romania BUASVM
Corina Georgeta ABRAHAM-BARNA Vice-president of Senate's Commission for International Relations, EURAXESS Services Centre c.g.abraham.barna@gmail.com +40 256 277080
Florentina PAIDAC Head of Accounting Office florentinapaidac@yahoo.com +40 256 277151

5 Université de Poitiers, France Université de Poitiers - 15, rue de l'Hôtel Dieu -FR-86034 Poitiers Cedex France Univ Poitiers Jean-Marie Pincemin Chargé de la coopération internationale-DRI jean.marie.pincemin@univ-poitiers.fr 33 5 49 36 62 19
Christine Robuchon Head of IRO christine.robuchon@univ-poitiers.fr
Valérie SOULARD ESC valerie.soulard@univ-poitiers.fr

6 Bar Ilan University, Israel Bar-Ilan University, Vice President for Research office, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel BIU
Dr. Isser Israel Peer Vice President’s European Projects Advisor Isser.Peer@mail.biu.ac.il 972
Moria Aricha Information expert Moria.Aricha@mail.biu.ac.il +972.3738.4211
Prof. Shlomo Shpiro Head of the Political Studies Department and head of the Communication and Society research group sshpiro@yahoo.com 972,3738421
Renana Strauss Data Base Officer renana.strauss@mail.biu.ac.il +972.3738.4211

Associated partners
1 Research Council of Norway, Norway "Research Council of Norway P.O. Box 2700 St. Hanshaugen NO-0131 OSLO, Norway" RCN Hans Borchgrevink H2020 MSCA Advisory Group hansmborch1@gmail.com mobile +47 920 47 234
Elin Kolerud Project Manager Euraxess Norway eko@forskningsradet.no

2 University of Kobenhavn, Denmark "HR & Organisation, Personalesektionen Nørregade 10 1017 København K"
Vivian Tos Lindgaard , Chefkonsulent vtl@adm.ku.dk    "Telefon: +45 353-22297 Telefon (Sekretariat): +45 353-22626

3 Epigeum "1 Kensington Cloisters 5 Kensington Church Street London, W8 4LD
Leah Holroyd leah.holroyd@epigeum.com Tel: +44 (0)203 440 2221

Subcontractor
Vitae CRAC- Sheraton House -Castle Park - Cambridge CB3 0AX
Ellen Pearce Director Vitae/CEO CRAC Ellen.pearce@vitae.ac.uk
Hayley Evans hayley.evans@crac.org.uk
Denisa DEMKO Project Manager denisa.demko@crac.org.uk    +44 (0)1223 448523