Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd. coordinates the EURAXESS Hubs project (Piloting EURAXESS talent hubs to support researchers’ careers).
The EURAXESS network supports researcher mobility and career development. A joint initiative of the European Commission and dozens of European countries, it has 42 national portals with country-specific information. There are also more than 600 EURAXESS centres with dedicated staff assisting researchers’ move and stay in Europe.
EURAXESS Hubs will mobilise a critical mass of both experienced and less experienced EURAXESS Bridgehead Organisations, at tailored levels of involvement, to launch three pilot EURAXESS hubs and then share their experience with the network. EURAXESS hubs will be integrated digital platforms for thematic, cross-border, competence-based collaboration of EURAXESS Centres (ESCs) and other stakeholders, such as multiplier and enabler organisations outside of the EURAXESS network, in engaging and providing services to researchers, research organisations and other ESCs.
Pilot hubs will be implemented and validated in three thematic areas:
- Talent management in academia and the public sector
- Researcher careers beyond academia
- Scientific startup entrepreneurship
During the implementation, the hubs will actively engage with the targeted stakeholders; will roll out pilot services that are scaled to the operation of the hub and are based on already available tools and expertise; finally, as a result, will produce digital toolkits, each toolkit showcasing the respective hub’s area of operation and enabling the adoption of the hub-based service model by further ESCs.
The hub activities and results will be widely disseminated, with the prospect of the established cross-border hubs remaining operational beyond the project lifetime. The produced digital toolkits will be meant for use by any EURAXESS Centre that is interested in implementing this novel service provision architecture, either by joining existing hubs or forming additional ones after the project’s end.
Duration of the project: 01.09.2021 – 31.08.2022
Project consortium: 30 partners from 30 countries. Coordinator: Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research
EURAXESS website: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/
Ádám Molnár, Head of Area
This project has received funding from the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union.