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Science4Refugees in Aegean Archipelago

Objective

It is estimated that almost 3-5% of the refugees have a university degree and hundreds of them a master or even a PhD. It is important for them to re-integrate into the research and academic community or to enhance their skills in order to initiate a scientific career in Europe. The objective of this project is through a series of seminars, webinars and short research stays to help refugees scientists to re-integrate in the research era of Europe, to get familiar with the European academic and research system and to improve their skills and entrepreneurship. The main tasks of SCIREA project are:
(a) Screening the training needs of highly skilled scientist refugees living in the Greek islands in relation to the foreign labour market dynamics.
(b) Create webinars and accompanying book (application preparation, CV, degrees translation) in order to apply to a European university or to a research institute (in English, Farsi, Arabic).
(c) Organize ‘tailor made’ life-long learning seminars dedicated to highly skilled; Estimated >100 participants.
(d) Organize 25 months of Fellowships (<1200 euros each) for experienced researchers’ refugees (3-12 months internship duration) for short research/training stays in its premises in various laboratories and scientific fields.
(e) Organize match-making events of the highly skilled refugees with the academic community.
(f) Organize dissemination events to show the refugees progress and achievements to the academic community and to the public sector.
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Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU

Address

Lofos Panepistimiou
81100 Mytilini

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 95 188,75

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FONDAZIONE LEONE MORESSA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 17 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 786332

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2018

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.5.a.

  • Overall budget:

    € 112 688,75

  • EU contribution

    € 112 688,75

Coordinated by:

PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU

Greece