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International mobility is a key factor for researchers wanting to develop their CVs and their academic careers in general. A period spent abroad can bring many benefits, from exposure to new ideas and sources of expertise, to experience of different facilities and access to valuable networks. However, it is not always easy to make the move. Practical issues can create a series of challenges and very real obstacles for researchers wanting to spent time working abroad. Visa and entry regulations, funding, accommodation, healthcare, and tax matters, for example, can all seem very daunting when contemplating a change of location. Combine these questions with less tangible challenges such as differences in culture and language, and it is clear that despite the undeniable benefits of international mobility, many researchers may feel unsure where to start. The European Commission has created a number of initiatives to address this which have been brought together under one umbrella, known as the EURAXESS network. EURAXESS is a one-stop shop for researchers seeking to advance their careers and personal development by moving to other countries. As well as providing information on training and jobs, the EURAXESS portal is the entry point to a wealth of practical information on living and working in the European countries involved.

Each country has a national coordinating body for EURAXESS, known as the Bridgehead Organisation. In the case of Spain, this is La Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) (www.fecyt.es).

Then at regional level each country has a network of institutions that link between the national body and local contact points, such as the University Granada. The regional body covering EURAXESS in Andalusia is the Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (AAC), based in Seville (www.citandalucia.es/euraxess/).

Whether you currently live in Granada and are interested in moving abroad, or you want to advance your research career by working in Granada, you will find the portal invaluable.

Click here access the EURAXESS portal: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/

There is also an excellent Guide to help researchers interested in working in Spain:

http://www.euraxess.es/eng/services/guide-for-foreign-researchers

As well as this national publication there is also a guide written specifically for international researchers interested in working in Andalusia HERE

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