Bridge for Researchers in Danger Going to Europe
BRiDGE 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.
BRiDGE II for refugee researchers at a glance
|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.|
|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.|
BRiDGE II is structured in 5 interrelated work packages (WP):
You can download the BRiDGE Step II Leaflet here.
The BRiDGE-Step II team consists of experienced members of the EURAXESS Network and they use their experience and established cooperation to solve RRs' cases. Geographical coverage of the project team marks "BRiDGE for Researchers in Danger Going to Europe − Step II" including so called final destination countries and entry countries, a transit, conditional host and origin country of RRs at the same time
A broad pool of relevant experts with advisory role is also consulted in BRiDGE − Step II: