Inspireurope Webinars

The Inspireurope project includes a series of webinars for researchers at risk and prospective employers and host institutions in the academic and non-academic sectors across Europe. Researchers at risk include researchers who are at risk in their countries of origin (due to discrimination, persecution, suffering and/or violence) or are seeking refuge out of these reasons or have recently found refuge in Europe. Registration is free of charge and open to all at the below links.

 

Previous webinars

1. Topic: Funding researchers at risk to join the host organisation
Date: 26 May 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 13.00 PM (CET)

Description: This webinar explored the various approaches used by organisations, both academic and non academic, to host and/ or employ researchers at risk.

Topics covered included:

  • A brief introduction to the Inspireurope project and opportunities to get involved
  • An insight from three academic institutions on how they have approached obtaining funding to support researchers at risk
  • A perspective from a private engineering company in Sweden on how they have developed a project to recruit refugee and at risk researchers from an engineering background
  • Opportunities to raise questions with the expert panel and share ideas for future webinar topics

Speakers:

  • Marit Egner, Senior Adviser, Department of Research Administration, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Karen-Lise Scheie Knudsen, Director, Management Support Unit, University of Agder, Norway
  • Prof. Terence Karran, Professor in Higher Education, University of Lincoln, UK
  • Sofia Klingberg, Inclusion & Diversity Manager, AFRY Sweden
  • Dr Stefan Rummel, Head of the Academic Relations Unit, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Please click below to view the presentations delivered by Marit Enger, Prof. Terence Karran and Sofia Klingberg during the webinar:

  Presentation by Marit Egner Inspireurope webinar May 26th 2020
  Presentation by Terence Karran Inspireurope webinar May 26th 2020
  Presentation by Sofia klingberg Inspireurope webinar May 26th 2020  

Please see the video below for a recording of the webinar:

2. Topic: Mobility within Europe for researchers at risk
    Date: 23 March 2020
    Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM CET

Description: The webinar discussed the mobility rights, rules and/or regulations within Europe for researchers at risk, including those on temporary work permits and those with refugee and/or protection status.

Topics covered included:

  • Brief introduction to the Inspireurope project and opportunities to get involved
  • Overview of 2016 EU Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research, and its relevance to researchers at risk in Europe
  • Overview of rules, regulations and implications of mobility within the EU for those with refugee status or other international protection status
  • Implications for researchers at risk of moving between EU states
  • Opportunities to raise questions with the expert panel

Speakers:

  • Hélène Calers, Policy Officer, Legal Pathways and Integration Unit, Directorate General (DG) for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
  • Dr. Stephen Hocks, Migration Lawyer, University of Gießen, Germany

Please click below to view the presentations delivered by Ms Hélène Calers and Dr Stephan Hocks during the webinar:
  Presentation by Hélène Calers (DG HOME) Inspireurope webinar 23.3.20

  Presentation by Dr Stephan Hocks Inspireurope webinar 23.3.20  

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Please see the video below for a recording of the webinar

 

3. Topic: Welcoming researchers at risk: considerations for new employers and host organisations in Europe
    Date: 30 January, 2020
    Time: 14:00 PM to 15:00 PM GMT

Description: This webinar was for representatives of higher education institutions and other organisations in Europe interested in welcoming researchers at risk to the work place. The content is of relevance for a wide range of academic, administrative and research staff interested in employing researchers, or inviting visiting researchers to their organisation, including international office staff, human resource professionals, heads of department, research administration offices, and/or organisational leaders. 

Topics covered included:

  • Introduction to the Inspireurope project and opportunities to get involved
  • Overview of the various arrangements that can be put in place between the researcher and organisation (i.e. employment, visiting research positions, fellowships, internships)
  • Guidance on how to welcome a researcher to the organisation and how to support them to make the most out of their stay
  • Testimonial from a researcher on their experience and advice for organisations
  • Opportunities to raise questions with the expert panel and share ideas for future webinar topics

Speakers:

  • Sarina Rosenthal, Senior Program Officer for Protection Services, Scholars at Risk
  • Marit Egner, Senior Adviser, Department of Research Administration, University of Oslo
  • Bodil Stelwagen, Foundation for Refugee Students/ Stichting voor Vluchteling-Studenten (UAF) in the Netherlands
  • A researcher at risk now based in Europe 
  • Orla Duke, Programme Manager, Scholars at Risk Europe

Please click below for a copy of the presentation that was delivered during the webinar; Welcoming researchers at risk: considerations for new employers and host organisations in Europe

Welcoming researchers at risk; Inspireurope webinar 30.1.20

Please see the video below for a recording of the webinar:

4. Topic: How to apply for an EU-funded research fellowship

    Date: 21 January, 2020
    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM GMT

Please click here for FAQs on EU funded research fellowships

Description: This webinar provided an overview of EU-funded research fellowships for individual researchers to pursue their work in Europe, as well as information on how to apply. The webinar was the first in a new series organised by the Inspireurope project, an EU-funded initiative to support, promote and integrate researchers at risk in Europe. 

Topics covered included:

  • Introduction to the Inspireurope project and opportunities to get involved
  • Overview of EU funding/fellowship opportunities for individual researchers
  • Instructions on how to apply for a Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship
  • Opportunities to raise questions with the expert panel and share ideas for future webinar topics 

Speakers:

  • Martin Mühleck, Policy Officer, Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Unit, European Commission
  • Samy Bettiche, Project Advisor, Research Executive Agency, European Commission
  • Sinead O'Gorman, Director, Scholars at Risk Europe

Please click below for the presentations that were delivered during the webinar:
Introduction to the Inspireurope project
Presentation on MSCA fellowships

Please see the video below for a recording of the webinar: 

 

If you have any questions, comments on these webinars or ideas for future webinar topics, please contact the Inspireurope project at inspireurope@mu.ie

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