The European Union, its Member States and Europeans across the continent are mobilised in support of people fleeing the war in Ukraine. We are working on all fronts to support Ukraine with assistance, humanitarian aid and civil protection. This specific initiative wants to support researchers of Ukraine by providing them with an overview of all existing actions at European and national levels.
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#ScienceForUkraine is a community group of volunteer students and research scientists from academic institutions in Europe and around the world. Their mission is to collect and disseminate information about support opportunities at the university, national, and international level for graduate students and researchers directly affiliated to a Ukraine academic institution.
The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports innovative basic research that applies novel and interdisciplinary approaches to understand fundamental biological problems and includes scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. Since 1990, over 7000 researchers from over 70 countries have been supported and 28 HFSP awardees have gone to receive the Nobel Prize. HFSP launches a support mechanism, “Scientists for scientists”, to help researchers affected by the war in Ukraine. All HFSP supported scientists and laboratories are invited and will receive support from HFSP to host displaced researchers in their institutions.
On 20 April 2022 the Science in Exile initiative has launched the Science in Exile Declaration “Supporting at-risk, displaced and refugee scientists: A call to action”. The Declaration outlines key commitments necessary at global level for both immediate and long-term support and protection to scholars and scientists who are at-risk, displaced or refugees, so as to build a better future for them, science and society at large.
The EUI has opened its programmes to all directly affected by the war in Ukraine. The EUI will provide funding opportunities to support candidates of any nationality who are directly affected by the war in Ukraine. This includes candidates who live in Ukraine, have been displaced or cannot return to Ukraine because of the war, or who are directly affected for other reasons that can be specified in the application.
DIGITAL SME and its member associations developed a portal to allow refugees of Ukraine, as well as anyone else who has left their country for better opportunities in Europe, to find a suitable ICT job and support them in integrating into the new job market through upskilling, i.e., finding relevant training to empower them while relocating to a safer country in Europe.
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