Unemployment; second wall for refugees
Since the beginning of 2015, more than 500000 refugees have come to the European Union. Besides meeting refugees' most urgent needs such as accommodation and food, there is a need to help improve their long-term situation by helping them to find a job. The European Commission is launching some initiatives in order to help refugees to get educational skills, professional training and experience as consecutive steps to get employed.
Science4Refugees is an initiative to help scientists and researchers (Who are refugees now) find suitable jobs that will improve their own situation and will give them opportunity to contribute their skills and experience to Europe research systems. Science4Refugees is accessible to refugees and institutions through the EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion portal, a pan-European initiative providing access to a complete range of information and support services to researchers wishing to find jobs and pursue their research careers in Europe.
What to do and How?
Every refugees and asylum seekers with a scientific background have to sign up and enter their CV information in the EURAXESS portal. Select "Science4Refugees" in the "Personal Preferences" section of their CV in order to declare their interest in an internship or a job under the Science4Refugees initiative.
Recruitment through EURAXESS and Science4Refugees is open, transparent and merit-based, and the participants will compete for employment on the same basis as non-refugee applicants. It is also compulsory to follow national employment law, including rules on residence, visas and work permits, when applying for a job.
Participating in Science4Refugees does not mean that these national conditions have been met and that there is entitlement to work in the EU.
It is important to know that this initiative is provided free of charge to employers and to refugees. All hiring and compensation for work performed by the applicant is handled directly between the employee and the employer.
YEU Newsmail journalist