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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Refugees Initiative

BRiDGE II - Bridge for Researchers in Danger Going to Europe - Horizon 2020

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

University of the Aegean (UAeg)

COUNTRY

Greece

CITY

Mytilene

Address

University of the Aegean
University Hill
81100 Mytilene
Greece

EUROPEAN PROJECT

BRiDGE II II is a project funded under the Horizon 2020 call SwafS-6-2018: Science4Refugees-Support to highly skilled refugee scientists. BRiDGE II is a two year project that started on December 1st, 2018

BRiDGE II gives an all-in-one solution for the localized guidance of refugee researchers (RRs) in the European Research Area (ERA) and enables the 40 EURAXESS country members in the ERA to identify and utilize the potential of RRs across Europe.

TYPOLOGY

- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students
- Tutoring and peer support for refugee students
- University policies on access to higher education

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

Introduction

BRiDGE II gives an all-in-one solution for the localized guidance of refugee researchers (RRs) in the European Research Area (ERA) and enables the 40 EURAXESS country members in the ERA to identify and utilize the potential of RRs across Europe.

Activities

•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.

•Providing 300 career case plans, activating and supporting 190 academic and 90 industrial mentors, along with EURAXESS network members.

•Launching of four peer groups and provides 45 internship 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.

•Support dual career and gender equality measures, by introducing a quota and piloting a dual career study for refugee researchers.

More information

url: www.aegean.gr
e-mail: [email protected]

RESULTS AND IMPACT

The project facilitates the efforts of the European Union to help RRs settle into their host country of residence and prepare RRs for the highly competitive and highly skilled EU job market.

The project outcomes will contribute to increasing the employability of RRs and their use of the EURAXESS Portal. The knowledge and experience to be gained include the methodologies to be developed that will enable the future integration of RRs in the European Societies.