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The European Union and its partners hosted an international pledging marathon during May 2020. The Commission registered €9.8 billion in pledges from donors worldwide during the Coronavirus Global Response pledging event. This included a pledge of €1.4 billion by the Commisison, to ensure the collaborative development and universal deployment of diagnostics, treatments and vaccines against coronavirus.
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EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers. Backed by the European Union, member states and associated countries, it supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world.
EURAXESS is also your gateway to Science4Refugees, a Commission's initiative helping refugee researchers find suitable jobs in today's challenging research landscape.Part of the initiative, is the Science4Refugees Research Buddies, supporting refugee scientists in finding European researchers to discuss problems, find solutions and study together, by matching their research field, scientific studies and interests.
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Junya Yagi's experiences:
I came to Poland with my family to join Prof. Piotr Sułkowski's group at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw. I was employed as a postdoctoral researcher for his project "Quantum Fields and Knot Homologies" funded by European Research Council, which aims to tackle fundamental questions that lie at the interface of quantum field theory, string theory and knot theory.
Jan Rozendaal's experiences:
After completing my PhD in the Netherlands, I came to Warsaw, Poland, for a postdoc position at the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Since I am a European citizen, securing a visa for myself was not a problem. However, my fiancée is from the United States and it was much more of a fuss to obtain a residence permit for her, mainly because we are not yet married. We were in the process of going through all the paperwork and trying to figure out how to proceed when someone recommended that we contact Monika Zaremba from EURAXESS Centre in Warsaw.
Maria Pichou's experiences:
I am extremely satisfied from my experience with Euraxess. First, I found the grant on the Euraxess webpage and I applied afterwards. Second, the guide on Luxembourg I was provided with was very helpful. The people working for Euraxess Luxembourg have always been very close to the researchers. Euraxess Luxembourg is doing a fine job assisting people like me and they are always available for consultation to deal with any problems that may arise.
Sandro Lino Cardoso Pereira's experiences:
I was dealing with the difficulty of getting a suitable place to stay. We had exhausted all the possibilities we have been informed of. We have contacted different people and institutions we believed could be of some help to us, but we were unsuccessful. Then I got to know about the existence of the Euraxess-Luxembourg. Euraxess - Luxembourg (and particularly Ms Bárbara Daniel) were of extreme importance during my moving to Luxembourg. When I got in direct contact with Ms Bárbara Daniel, she immediately solved our problem. have always found the time to receive us and to actively try to help us. It is always more comfortable to undertake this kind of ventures when you feel that there are people at your side.