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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Destination Europe' Conference San Francisco, California

Destination Europe: Events


12-13 December 2013

'Destination Europe' Conference

San Francisco, California


 Showcase the vibrant and exciting research and innovation culture in Europe and the opportunities available to researchers, from anywhere in the world, interested in working in Europe.

It is a joint initiative of the European Union and its Member States.


  • Researchers, of any nationality, who are considering their next career move in Europe
  • International officers of universities/ research organisations
  • Anyone interested in learning about the research and innovation landscape and opportunities in Europe


At the San Francisco event you will find:
  • Experts from European research organisations, funding agencies and European Commission services who will present programmes, initiatives, excellent institutions and opportunities to develop innovation and technology transfer
  • Researchers who have had the experience of moving to Europe temporarily or permanently and who will share their experience with you
  • Information about the practicalities of moving to Europe (scientific visa, mobility centres etc.)
  • An exhibition space to provide additional information
Destination Europe
  • is a forum for leading European research organisations and funders to present the opportunities they offer to researchers and innovators from anywhere in the world
  • show¬cases Europe's vibrant and exciting research and innovation culture.
  • events enable you to learn about opportunities, ask questions, network and discuss with people who have chosen to work in Europe
  • is a joint initiative of the European Union and its Member States.
Why Europe?
Europe has world-class research institutions, innovation clusters and unique infrastructures.
Funding opportunities:
Europe offers excellent career and funding opportunities. It funds frontier research generously allowing researchers to establish themselves independently.
Innovation and business opportunities:
Europe supports innovation and translational research. It offers measures such as tax credits, support for early start-up companies and risk sharing facilities.
Europe offers rich and diverse experience outside the laboratory with its varied culture, food, landscape and lifestyle.
Working life:
Europe offers multi-cultural working environments, with English a commonly used language among scientists.
Workers in Europe enjoy high standards of social security and social benefits like maternity/paternity leave, pensions, health care etc. 

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