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Bridge for Researchers in Danger Going to Europe - Step II

Objective

Bridge for Researchers Going to Europe – Step II is a 24-month long EURAXESS project to support the long-term careers of 300 highly skilled refugee researchers and their integration into the labour markets of the European Union member states and its associated countries. It provides high quality guidance, mentoring and training for refugee researchers, especially postdocs and professors displaced for more than two years in Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Sweden. BRiDGE II aims to meet their individual career planning needs by providing 300 career case plans, while activating and supporting 190 academic and 90 industrial mentors, along with EURAXESS network members. It provides four trainings, four webinars and two networking events for refugee researchers, two trainings and two networking events for academic and industrial mentors, and fitting webinars for them to enhance the quality of collaboration and increase the success rate of their mentorship. BRiDGE II launches four peer groups and provides 45 internships/months for refugee researchers. The project trains and involves additional EURAXESS staff members across the European Research Area and provides course materials, guidelines and tools for further public use. It supports dual career and gender equality measures, by introducing a quota and piloting a dual career study for refugee researchers. The project partners strive to anchor diversity as a positive value in society and fight prejudice and discrimination against minorities in academia and society. The long-term integration of refugees in the academic and non-academic labour markets is an important step towards achieving this and is beneficial to many facets of society. Finally, the project establishes an advisory board of experts and community representatives, which will in turn provide insights concerning this important societal change and makes this information available to the public for further analysis and conclusions.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/ageism
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /social sciences/sociology/gender studies/gender equality

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 282 468,75

Participants (7)

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 31 125
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 49 000
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OEAD (OSTERREICHISCHE AUSTAUSCHDIENST) GESELLSHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG - AUSTRIAN AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN EDUCATION AND
Austria
EU contribution
€ 24 625
Address
Ebendorferstrasse 7
1010 Wien
Activity type
Other
MASINSKI FAKULTET - UNIVERZITETA U NISU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 30 125
Address
Aleksandra Medvedeva 14
18000 Nis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 130 000
Address
Bul Tzar Osvoboditel 15
1504 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 41 125
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 18 250
Address
Lofos Panepistimiou
81100 Mytilini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments