EU launches the Science4Refugees initiative
Besides meeting refugees' most urgent needs such as accommodation and food, there is a need to help improve their long-term situation, including by helping them to find employment. The European Commission has launched the Science4Refugees initiative to help refugee scientists and researchers find suitable jobs that both improve their own situation and put their skills and experience to good use in Europe's research system. Science4Refugees matches talented refugees and asylum seekers who have a scientific background with positions in universities and research institutions that are "refugee-welcoming organisations" and that have suitable positions available, including internships and part-time and full-time jobs. Science4Refugees is accessible to refugees and institutions through the EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion portal. The League of European Research Universities (LERU) has already declared its support.