National EURAXESS event 2017 - Attracting talented researchers to Luxembourg

    20/09/2017 - 11:00
    Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette
    20/09/2017 - 15:30
    EURAXESS Luxembourg network


National Euraxess Event 2017 - ATTRACTING TALENTED RESEARCHERS TO LUXEMBOURG - Launching of the new Euraxess portal!


Wednesday 20/09/2017 from 11.00 – 15.30


Maison du Savoir – Esch/Belval

Auditoire MSA- E03-3.540


The main topics are :

  • Mobility and career and mobility of researchers
  • Launching of the new Euraxess national website: www.euraxess.lu - a dedicated portal for researchers, research institutions, universities and business.
  • The new Directive on Entry and residence conditions for researchers,
  • RESAVER- the Pan-European Pension Fund for researchers


In light of the progress made at national level in order to welcome talented researchers to Luxembourg, the time has come to organize an event, to highlight the results obtained by the Luxembourg network (MESR, FNR, LUXINNOVATION, UNI.lu, LIH, LISER, LIST, MPI, IBBL) and to thank the various actors for the fruitful collaborations.

All recruiters from the private & public sector, HR experts, researchers and innovative companies looking for partnerships, doctoral students, PhD’s, Postdocs, supervisors, research facilitators, heads of doctoral schools, staff and EURAXESS members from University of LuxembourgFonds National de la Recherche, Luxembourg (FNR)Luxembourg Institute of HealthLuxembourg Institute of Science and Technology - LISTLISER Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic ResearchMax Planck Institute Luxembourg for Regulatory Procedural LawLuxDoc ASBLLuxinnovationIBBL (Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg) are welcome!




Official part

10.30 Arrival of the participants

11.00-11.05 Welcome - Barbara DANIEL, National Coordinator of the EURAXESS Luxembourg Network

11.05-11:20 Introduction - Kitty FEHRINGER, European Commission's Directorate General for Research and Innovation 

11:20-11:25 Official launch of the new portal www.euraxess.lu  - Marc HANSEN Minister Delegate for Higher Education and Research

11:25-11:55 How to attract talents to your company or institution: 

  • Georges THIELEN, ‎Manager Governmental Relations and R&D Partnerships at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber
  • ...

11:55-12:00 The VISA Directive - Tom GOEDERS, Immigration Directorate, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

12:00-12:05 RESAVER the 1st pan-European pension fund for researchers. Organisations and companies employing researchers across Europe are now invited to join the first multi-country and multi-employer pension arrangement - Mrs. Veronica CESCO, European Commission - DG Research & Innovation  / M. Thierry VERKEST - Aon 

12:05 - 12:10 Group picture

12:10-13:30 Light lunch and refreshments


WORSHOPS (2X40 minutes)


13:30-14:10 Workshop 1 - The new Visa Directive - Mrs. Anne-Catherine THILL and M. Marc REINHARD, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Immigration Directorate

14:15-14:55 Worshop 2 - RESAVER- the Pan-European Pension Fund for researchers -  M. Thierry VERKEST, Aon/ Mrs. Veronica CESCO, European Commission - DG Research & Innovation 


    MAISON DU SAVOIR - 2, avenue de l'Université