Destination Europe is an event showcasing the vibrant and exciting research and innovation culture in Europe and the opportunities available to researchers from anywhere in the world who are interested in working in Europe. A joint initiative of the European Union and its Member States, Destination Europe 2020 will take place at the University of Washington on the eve of the 2020 annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Seattle.
Destination Europe features presentations by funding and grant experts with information on opportunities for all areas of research, including the hard sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences, government, business, etc.
Attendees at Destination Europe will find:
- Experts from European research organizations, funding agencies and European Commission services presenting programs, initiatives, and opportunities to develop one’s research career in Europe including
- European Research Council (ERC)
- Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
- Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission
- Researchers who have had the experience of moving to Europe temporarily or permanently sharing their experience.
- Information about the practicalities of moving to Europe (scientific visa, mobility centers, etc.).
- Diplomats, funding and grant experts with information on research opportunities in Austria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Switzerland and more.
- An exhibition space with stands providing additional information.
- Hosted light breakfast, lunch, and cocktail reception for networking.
The opportunities to be presented at Destination Europe are open to all nationalities, not just Europeans. The EU welcomes talents and skills from all over the world.
Keynote Speaker: Jean-Eric Paquet, Director General of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation, which oversees a 77 billion euro research program.
Attendees are invited to a hosted luncheon and cocktail reception with funding and grant experts, diplomats, and exhibitors.