On December 11th 2017 EURAXESS Worldwide North America organized the 3rd Annual Meeting of European Scientific Diasporas in North America hosted by the Embassy of France in Washington DC. 

FECYT, the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation (SEIDI) and the Spanish Agency for Cooperation and Development (AECID) organized the course ‚ÄúScience diplomacy for management officers for public policy in Latin-America‚ÄĚ from the 11th¬†to the 14th¬†December, which was held in the AECID training centre in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia).¬†

On the 23rd¬†and 24th¬†of November, the University of Zaragoza organized the conference ‚ÄúOpportunities for the researchers of the XXI¬†century‚ÄĚ. The main goal of the conference was to offer information to students and young researchers about the professional options they have.

Last November 8th¬†the international final of the Falling Walls Lab, a contest of young scientific talents, was held in Berlin. FECYT was there to support the candidates coming from Spain. Emre Ozan Polat, researcher at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) and winner of Falling Walls Barcelona, ‚Äč‚Äčpresented his project based on nanotechnology to monitor vital parameters with flexible and transparent devices that adhere to the skin.

The public presentation of the¬†Society of Spanish Researchers in Swizterland (ACECH) took place in the¬†Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich¬†on November 15th. The goal of the meeting, attended by around 90 participants, was to introduce the association to the Spanish researchers¬ī community in Switzerland.

FECYT, as coordinator of the EURAXESS Spain Network, participates in the EURAXIND project with the mission of analyzing the current relationship of the EURAXESS initiative with industry, identifying good practices, and generating materials and tools, all with the aim of bringing the initiative closer to the companies.

On September 21st took place in Madrid a joint event of the Secretary of State of Research, Development and Innovation, FECYT and the German Service of Academic Exchange (DAAD) in Madrid, in order to celebrate the scientific and innovation collaboration between Spain and Germany.

Executive summary of the guidelines for the management of the mobility of the foreign reseacrher in Spain 2017. The guide compiles the main issues that a foreign researcher needs to tackle when coming to work in Spain and it targets both researchers themselves and their hosting institutions. The main topics of the guidelines are the characteristics of the Spanish R&D&I system and the researcher career in the country, the recognition of foreign qualifications for academia and professional purposes, the labor market, the tax and the social security systems, the entry and residency requirements, the health and education systems and the EURAXESS Spain network that gives support to mobile researchers. 

The guide compiles the main issues that a foreign researcher needs to tackle when coming to work in Spain and it targets both researchers themselves and their hosting institutions. The main topics of the guidelines are the characteristics of the Spanish R&D&I system and the researcher career in the country, the recognition of foreign qualifications for academia and professional purposes, the labor market, the tax and the social security systems, the entry and residency requirements, the health and education systems and the EURAXESS Spain network that gives support to mobile researchers. 

As part of the EURAXESS initiative, aiming at promoting the mobility of scientific talent in Europe, FECYT publishes the fifth edition of the ‚ÄúGuidelines for the management of the mobility of the foreign researcher in Spain 2017‚ÄĚ and an executive summary.

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