ERA-MORE training - call for tenders

October 18, 2006

Brussels, 17 October 2006

The European Commission's Research DG has published a call for tenders for ERA-MORE training.

The European network of Mobility Centres ERA-MORE was launched in June 2004 with the objective of offering researchers and their families, whether incoming or outgoing, comprehensive and up-to-date information and personalised assistance in all matters relating to their professional and daily lives.

Mobility Centres have been established in all countries participating in the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), based on their designation by national research ministries. They are hosted by organisations that, in most cases, already have experience in counselling international students and researchers. The network includes some 200 designated Mobility Centres.

The general tasks of all Mobility Centres include providing information and proximity assistance to researchers in matters such as:
- entry conditions, work permits, job opportunities;
- salaries and taxation, pension rights, health care, social security, recognition of diploma;
- accommodation, day care and schooling;
- language courses;
- general culture of the host country;
- intellectual property rights, etc.

Effective communication with researchers from all over the world as the clients of the Mobility Centres is one key aspect of their daily work.

The training activities organised at European level aim at improving the overall performance of the ERA-MORE network and enhancing the quality of the services available to researchers and their families. They complement training activities organised at national level that aim mainly at developing knowledge about relevant national legislation.

Therefore the Commission has the intention of organising training courses for the staff of the Mobility Centres with the objective of enhancing the knowledge and competences of the ERA-MORE members.

For further information, please consult the following web address: http:///ec.europa.eu/dgs/research/tenders /index_en.html

To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address: http:///ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE: 209748-2006:TEXT:EN:HTML

Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 17.11.2006.

The deadline for submitting tender documents is 29.11.2006.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at OJ No S 198-209748 of 17.10.2006.

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