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BRiDGE Pilot training courses

Opportunities for Refugee Researchers

What Where When
Pilot training course for RRs: ERA Labour Market - what ERA is?
  • What are the specifics of the European labour market?
  • What qualifications, skills and knowledge are necessary for career development in Europe?

  • Pilot training course for RR: Foster Your Employability and Integrate Better in the Society

    How to identify and overcome intercultural and required employability skills´ gaps?

  • enhancing intercultural dialogue
  • making use of the EURAXESS Portal:
  • how to find suitable jobs
  • trainings
  • language courses
  • learn about and use Buddy System
Sofia, Bulgaria Tuesday 27 November 2018
Thessaloniki, Greece Wednesday 13 February 2019
Ankara, Turkey Thursday 9 May 2019
Bielefeld, Germany Friday 19 July 2019
2 online trainings - webinars for RRs located in different countries with mobility limitations Monday 28 January 2019
Monday 9 September 2019

Opportunities for MENTORS for Refugee Researchers

What Where When
Pilot training course for non-academic mentors on how to guide RRs in non-academic area Athens,Greece Monday, 9 December 2019
Follow-up webinars Webinar Thursday, 16 January 2020

Details about Specific Trainings

One of the main priorities of the EURAXESS Service Centres is to provide guidance, information and support to researchers who are pursuing a research career in another country. EURAXESS Staff members’ advice, assistance and support can contribute to refugee researchers’ (RRs) integration and professional realization in their country of residence.

The training aims at boosting EURAXESS staff skills in advising and helping the RRs to cooperate with industrial employers and act as their mentors.

It is a one-day training, focused on the following topics:

  • important aspects of working with RRs;
  • internal and external resources and organizational support for RRs mentors;
  • intercultural integration;
  • how to use BRiDGE’ project’ program for mentors.


During the training, EURAXESS staff will be offered practical advice, resources, information and guidance on how to successfully use and apply BRiDGE project experience and materials in their everyday job with integration of Refugee Researchers.

It is a 1 hour interactive webinar, focused on the following topics:

  • What were the main aspects of BRiDGE project?
  • Why the outcomes are practical and useful for a EURAXESS staff member?
  • What could be used, how to use it and where to find it?
  • Was it only BRiDGE project that is helpful in this regard?


Join us for a 1.5 hour interactive webinar to discuss funding opportunities for refugee researchers! 9 Sept 2019, 16.30, CET. We will discuss together these and many other questions and aspects about how Refugee Researchers Could Benefit from Research Funding Opportunities in Europe Outside Academia. Please, register by sending a copy of your CV, latest diploma, legal status document in the host country and signed and scanned copy of the attached consent sending them by email,, by 7 Sept 2019!


You are cordially invited to the upcoming training in “Career Development and Social Integration for Refugee Researchers”. Please find attached the draft agenda. All expenses are covered by the project. We are looking forward to welcome you at the training

Contact Ms. Svetlana Dimitrova at


On the 9th May 2019 the training “Career Development and Social Integration for Refugee Researchers” took place, at TUBITAK Meeting Room No. 4, Atatürk Bulvari No: 221, Ankara, Turkey. All expences were covered by the BRiDGE project. the evaluation provided by the participants was very encouranging. We are ready to prepare even better tarining courses

Contact Ms. Svetlana Dimitrova Project Manager, Sofia University “St.Kliment Ohridski” at or tel.:+35929713509


The second BRiDGE training for Refugee Researchers was held in Thessaloniki, Greece on 13 February 2018. The training applied a practical approach and was held in English. The evaluation of the training course was positive, both the specifics and the overall atmosphere of the course. Lessons have been learned, and we are looking forward to the next event.

Contact Ms. Foteini Ziogou at


During this 1.5 hour interactive webinar, we will discuss the job application process and going to a job interview. Key questions would be "How do I choose jobs? What I do to prepare? What I think it is important to know?". Please, register by signing the attached consent form and sending it by email,, by 20 Jan 2019.


The first BRiDGE training for Refugee Researchers will be held in Sofia (Bulgaria) on 27 November 2018 by the EURAXESS BHO at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski". It is designed as a one-day training devoted to two courses “ERA Labour Market” and “Foster Your Employability and Integrate Better in the Society” The training applied a practical approach and was held in English, while the expenses of the participants (travel and accommodation costs) were covered by the host. The evaluation of the training course is exceptionally promising, especially concerning the performance and presenation skills of trainers, the learning outcomes and the overall rating of the course. The lesson is learnt and we are robustly preparing for the next event.

Contact Ms. Svetlana Dimitrova at


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