The Estonian Research Council (ETAg) has suspended their cooperation with the Russian Federation in the ERA.Net RUS Plus programme. ETAg supports the official position of the Government of Estonia and joins the Ministers of Education of the Baltic states in their call to the EU ministers responsible for education and science, to provide support and assistance to Ukraine. The Council is preparing funding measures for the researchers who have fled Ukraine and arrived in Estonia, so that they could get acquainted with the work of their colleagues in Estonian universities and cooperate with them at research projects.
“When building the future for Ukraine, the contribution of researchers and international partnerships is of utmost importance. We’re preparing flexible funding schemes, considering both the options that our universities can offer and the needs of the arriving researchers. It is also important to facilitate the contact between the academic staff and students who arrive here from Ukraine, which is why our support measure is directed, first and foremost, at the universities,” said Anu Noorma, Director General of ETAg
Since 2015, the Council has had a close cooperation with the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science and the National Research Foundation, and various researchers and research facilities. The aim of the cooperation is to provide guidance on the participation in EU’s framework programmes and support Ukraine’s integration into the European Research Area.
ETAg is also a member of Science Europe, the network of European science funding organizations, and joins other member organizations in their support to Ukraine. Science Europe’s joint support statement can be found here here. The staff of ETAg are offering their help through fundraisers and other initiatives.
NB! Practical information on relocation (housing, information and assistance etc) to researchers who arrive in Estonia is provided by EURAXESS. Visit the website: https://www.euraxess.ee/ or contact us directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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