The inaugural seminar presenting the program was launched by the Ambassador of the European Union Dr. Michael Reiterer in Seoul.
The EURAXESS initiative supports mobility and career development of researchers from all over the world with the main emphasis of providing information on the European research institutions, European funding opportunities and job vacancies. EURAXESS is coordinated by the Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.
More than 150 participants from research institutions and academia discussed the mobility of researchers, international cooperation and joint EU-Korea projects.
The event was designed around panel discussions and two parallel workshops where researchers had to opportunity to get insights on how to submit proposals under the prestigious European funding schemes for individual researchers from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the European Research Council.
In his opening remarks, the Ambassador highlighted the importance of collaboration between Korea and Europe in scientific fields, an important element in the strategic partnership with Korea. Ms Fabienne Gautier from the European Commission underlined the outstanding opportunities provided by the European Horizon 2020 funding programme for research and innovation, which is the largest in the world. She underlined the European welcoming culture and openness to researchers from all over the world.
Dr. Matthieu Py and Dr. Tomasz Wierzbowski are the first EURAXESS representatives for South Korea working with and for the research community.
Contact details can be found on the EURAXESS portal: euraxess.ec.europa.eu