ImpactE Final Conference

ImpactE Final Conference

Salle académique,

Université de Liège, Belgium, 18 September 2014




ImpactE is a EURAXESS 7FP project focused on the successful professional and social integration of the researchers into a new environment. Universities and research institutions from 8 European countries united their efforts to empower researchers enrolled in mobility programmes with new capacities - professional and 'soft skills'. As this 2 years initiative comes to an end, we want to share its outcomes and future prospects with our peers and stakeholders.  See more on our website!


14:00-14:15:      Welcome addresses by the ULg Rector and the R&D Director


Part 1: Keynote speeches and general discussion

 14:15-14:30:       The Euraxess initiative and its future in the framework of H2020, by Kitty Fehringer, Coordinator of the EURAXESS Services Network, European Commission,  DG Research & Innovation

14:30-15:15        Equal-Opportunities HR Development in the Context of Organisational Development, by Prof. Doris Klee, Vice Rector, RWTH Aachen, Germany, followed by Q&A session


Coffee break


Part 2: The ImpactE project, session  moderated by  Svetlana Dimitrova, project Manager, Euraxess Bulgaria

 15:30-15:45:      The ImpactE project: facts and figures, by Brigitte Ernst, ULg Euraxess Service centre, coordinator of the ImpactE project


Part 2.1 : International researchers’ needs

15:45-16:00:      Mobile researchers training needs and career perpectives, by Pr. Lowry Mc Comb, Director of Postgraduate Training at Durham University, UK

16:00-16:15:       TheVitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF) mobility lens, by Ellen Pearce, Chief Executive of CRAC and Director of Vitae, UK


Part 2.2: Innovative tools

16:15-16:30:   Professional Skills for Research Leaders: Online training for ambitious researchers, by Leah Holroyd, Epigeum, UK  

16:30-16:45:       Training activities for mobile researchers - choices made and lessons learned, by Corina Abraham-Barna, Vice-President of the Senate’s Commission for International Relations, Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Romania

16:45-17:00        Social integration of mobile researchers - good practices,


17:00                  Conclusions and reception