EURAXESS seminar for local contact points held

In the Rectorate of the University of Sarajevo on Thursday, April 5th 2012, the EURAXESS seminar for local contact points took place. This seminar was organized in order to further explain the rights and obligations acquired by participation in national EURAXESS network.

After the opening speech by Prof. Dr Hazim Basic, Vice-Rector for Research at the University of Sarajevo, Mr. Dalibor Drljaca, National contact point for the mobility of researchers and regional programs, Mr. Đorđe Markez, Secretary General of the University of Banja Luka, Mr. Ammar Miraščija, Head of Department for Science, Ministry of Civil Affairs of B&H, and Mr. Stamenko Mijatović, portal administrator of the EURAXESS Centre B&H presented their papers.

On this occasion all the information regarding the legislative of researchers' mobility and the Seventh Framework Programme FP7 as the main instrument of the European Union for funding scientific research were presented. Special emphasis was placed on the People program, based on encouraging the exchange of researchers and scientists between countries and institutions, in order to transfer knowledge and expertise and improve the career of researchers in order to achieve excellent scientific results.

Within the seminar the signing of the Declaration of Commitment by the Members of the EURAXESS Servises Network was organized. The Declaration was signed by Prof. Dr Özer Ҫınar, Rector of the International University of Sarajevo and Ms. Marina Radun, Manager of the EURAXESS Centre B&H.

EURAXESS network aims to establish a sustainable organizational structure of the service network centres in B&H, which would give access to complete and updated information and services for researchers from Europe and the world, who want to start or to continue their scientific careers in Europe.