European Commission initiative to help Ukrainian scientists

The European Commission has launched a portal to assist scientists from Ukraine after the European Research Council’s statement supporting the Ukrainian scientific community. The ERA4Ukraine is a coordinated platform available in English and Ukrainian. It is part of the “EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion” initiative.

EURAXESS has a network consisting of 600+ scientific and academic centres, as well as numerous national-level portals, all of which can be utilised to support students and scientists whose research was disrupted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Through ERA4Ukraine, refugees can also access the temporary employment opportunities provided by European Research Council (ERC) grantees.

The initiative follows in the footsteps of numerous grassroots initiatives, such as the “Science for Ukraine” campaign, which collects opportunities and visualises them on a map. EuChemS has also launched a group last month, focused on helping those who are involved with chemical sciences in Ukraine.

The Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, made a statement on the topic as well, in which she emphasised the importance of Ukrainian beneficiaries’ access to the EU Research and Innovation programme funds.

You can access ERA4Ukraine here.

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