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EURAXESS has 40 national portals with country-specific information,packed with practical advice on all matters concerning your professional and daily life, as well as career development, job, funding and hosting opportunities.

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Save time, energy and money by using more than 500 EURAXESS support centers helping researchers free of charge with a wide range of services facilitating your move and stay abroad. Sort out centres by country and type of expertise, based on your specific issue.

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Established by the European Commission 15 years ago, EURAXESS is now a network spread in more than 500 organizations, in 40 European countries. It consists of over 1500 people, embedded in many different types of organisations, all dedicated to improve the life of researchers, with special focus on international mobility and career development issues.

The EURAXESS centers provide free personalized assistance in 18 areas of expertise. They guide with information and hands-on help with paperwork, but they do not interfere in the relationship with authorities and decision-makers.

 Explore the expertise types by topic:

  • Departure conditions/formalities
  • Job, funding and hosting opportunities
  • EURAXESS Worldwide

Search for EURAXESS Support Centers based on the country of your interest and expertise type needed.




The prospect of moving to Europe can be overwhelming for some. Discover the conditions facilitating your move, and lots of useful information about your stay.


With the aim of making Europe even more attractive for foreign researchers, the European Commission proposed on 25 March 2013 a new visa directive. The European Union Member States had the obligation to implement the new rules in their national legislations based on the new directive (EU) 2016/801 by May 23rd 2018.

1) Once you have obtained a researcher's residence permit, you will have equal status to that of nationals of your host country in terms of pay and working conditions, access to goods and services, recognition of professional qualifications and social security.

2) A residence permit may be granted to your family members for the duration of your residence permit.

3) You can take up a teaching position. Member States may set a maximum number of hours or of days for the activity of teaching.


Individual European countries do not have identical rules of procedure; they need to be verified for each country. Have you decided your work destination? READ MORE on the EURAXESS National Portals.

Finding a place to stay is one of the first things you will need when relocating to another country.

It might prove quite challenging to find a suitable accommodation that fits your ideas for a future life.

If you prepare your search well, you will avoid unpleasant surprises later on. EURAXESS supports your housing ideas !

Find about accommodation in your destination country


Contact one of the EURAXESS Centres available throughout Europe and get free country-specific information.




If you want to move to Europe to carry out research, then EURAXESS can help you find practical advice and support for your move. Conditions differ from one country to another.

READ MORE on EURAXESS National Portals.

Check the areas of assistance that can be offered through the EURAXESS services network and contact a EURAXESS Support Center in your country of destination for free personalized assistance.

Invest in your career through taking advantage of professional development opportunities. In a competitive job market you have to be adaptable to changing needs. Find out about the seven innovative doctoral training principles, and how EURAXESS can help you through the dedicated Career Development Centres.

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Moving between jobs and countries can cause complications regarding your pension.

Find out more about your pension rights in Europe, including the pan-European pension scheme for researchers.


FAQs for Pensions





Researcher mobility can improve your career in research. Make the move and discover the wealth of opportunities both inside and outside Europe.

EURAXESS covers all research fields. Browse our database and create personalized alerts.




Check your departure conditions selecting your country of residence from the EURAXESS National Portals list and/or ask for free personalized assistance to one of the EURAXESS support centers.

Do you want to find out more on the opportunities outside of Europe?

Whether you want to know more about European research policy as well as mobility, funding or further collaboration opportunities, EURAXESS has dedicated Officers in the following countries and regions ready to assist you: ASEAN (focus on Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam), Latin America and the Caribbean (focus on Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and Colombia), China, India, Japan, North America (US and Canada).