On the 26th of October 2018, the EURAXESS Spain national coordination meeting took place in Madrid with the participation of 43 people coming from 34 service centres of the national network, plus representatives from 3 different foreign embassies and an expert from the Special Unit for Large Companies and Strategic Economic Sectors (UGE-CE) of the Spanish Ministry of Labour, Migrations & Social Security.


As usual, the meeting allowed FECYT to share with the participants the outcomes of the national coordinators meeting (BHO Meeting) organized by the European Commission in Brussels on November 2017 and May 2018, since the last EURAXESS Spain coordination meeting of 2017. FECYT also provided an update on the outcomes of the recently finalized H2020 funded projects EUESCADA (EURAXESS Spain Career Days) and EURAXIND (EURAXESS for Industry), together with the plans for the near future within the framework of the EURAXESS TOP IV project that started on September 2018, and within which a number of capacity building actions for national network members are planned. Finally, FECYT had the chance to review with the network members the configuration of the EURAXESS portal user profiles. FECYT's presentation can be found HERE (2.21 MB)


The coordination meeting also allowed some network members to share their experience of participating in international capacity building actions funded by the EURAXESS TOP III project:


  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid informed about the learning outcomes (6.54 MB) of their individual study visit to the international researcher welcome centres of the University of Copenhagen and University of Gothenburg.
  • The career development working group Odisea, composed by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, IMDEA Materiales, IMDEA Agua and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, provided an overview of their participation on the group study visit offered by the French organization Association Bernard Gregory, which focused on intersectoral mobility. Along their presentation (1.34 MB) , the participants explained the content of the visit as well as key tools that ABG has developed.
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya reviewed the content of the EURAXESS Netherlands seminar Make international researchers love you, an event that allowed for the exchange of good practices in welcoming international researcher across Europe.
  • Bizkaia Talent informed (557.11 KB) about their participation in the career development workshop and training organized by EURAXESS Israel as part of the TOP III pilot to establish EURAXESS Career Development Centres.


Finally, the main session of the coordination meeting was devoted to discussing the state of transposition of the EU Directive 2016/801, which has very recently announced through the Royal Decree Law 11/2018. Inmaculada Sedano from the UGE-CE participated in this session to provide first-hand information about the novelties RDL 11/2018, although many of them are still in the process of being fully defined. Future updates will be included in visa section of the portal.