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Excerpt from an email from the FNRS dated 20th October 2010:

"Ten years ago, the European Council adopted the Lisbon Strategy identifying a knowledge-based economy as the main engine of growth thus placing scientific research at the heart of competitiveness in the EU.

Today, in order to contribute to the creation of the European Research Area, the European institutions have placed the transfer of knowledge and the mobility of researchers at the heart of this project (Ljubljana Process, 5th freedom, EUROPE 2020).

In this perspective, the European Commission created an internet portal for publishing job vacancies in the R & D sector, entitled “EURAXESS Jobs”.  This portal is based on the principles of transparency and open recruitment and is intended to stimulate the geographical mobility of researchers of the Member States.

This website can be found at

It classifies not only job vacancies available in the countries of the European Research Area, but gives an overview of grants and subsidies available in the pan-European area. It also contains a CV database of international researchers.

This initiative is supported by the Council of Rectors of the French-speaking universities of Belgium, as well as the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (FNRS). And the Walloon government included participation in “EURAXESS Jobs” in its Marshall Plan 2.Green-project.

Consequently, in order to ensure the collaboration of our scientific community with this project, I would be grateful if you would see to the publication of your future job offers, in particular, via this channel of diffusion.

The advantages related to the publication of job offers through this channel are numerous:

  • Service free of charge
  • Transparency of the offer
  • Ease of use
  • Back office services ensured by the Commission (i.e validity check, compliance with deadlines)
  • Access to a broad international audience (40,000 visitors/month)
  • Access to a list of the CVs of more than 15,000 researchers
  • Offers published on the EURAXESS CfWB website ( and university websites through an RSS feed in order to ensure maximal visibility"


The full text of the email is available here.

You will find the quality assurance charter of the Euraxess job portal, signed by the University of Mons, here.