in 2011: 1000 requests for general information and administrative assistance
205 participants benefited from French courses
EURAXESS Services Centre of Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon
Information and services for Guest Researchers and their hosting team
10.11.12 : Over one hundred international researchers have registered in the French courses set up by LR Euraxess Centre, from October to December, 2012.This language training which includes 20 hours of evening courses aims at facilitating the integration of non French-speaking scientists.Newcomers have taken evaluation tests at IAM.M French Centre to allow their distribution among the various levels available.
For the record, LR Euraxess Centre is animated by Agropolis International and labellised by the European Commission; its mission is to assist mobile scientists during their stay in France.
Set up by the European Commission in 2004, the Mobility Centres (renamed Euraxess Services Centres in 2008) are labelised by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The Euraxess Languedoc-Roussillon center, managed by Agropolis International, offers numerous services.
200 centres in Europe
21 centres in France
9 nlocal points
1 European Charter for Researchers
1 code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers
The EURAXESS Services Centre of Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon assists mobile researchers and their family in every step of their move; it is dedicated to PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, visiting researchers and professors hosted in higher education and research institutions.
- On-line « Guest scientists and professors’ Guide», (French/English)
- Reception of the public (upon appointment)
- ” Welcome package” for the newly arrived guests containing useful information about the town, department and region, cultural events, associations...
- Application to “Guest- researcher” membership with an access to many advantages (Fondation Kastler partnership)
- Assistance with formalities related to visa, "convention d'accueil", scientist residence permit
- Assistance with administrative formalities related to insurance, bank, subsidies,...
- Information on accommodation
- Assistance in finding schools for the scientist’s children and pre-enrolment
- French classes
- Information on cultural events: cultural calendar, special visits and tours, invitations, Pass'Culture….
Entry and residence formalities in France : 'convention d’accueil', visa, residence permit, working permit…
A question/answer service by email in French, English and Spanish
Office located at Agropolis International : Avenue Agropolis - F-34394 Montpellier Cedex 5
Bus : La Navette Agropolis (via Vert Bois/Zoo)
Desk for "students or scientists applying for residence permit" : see list
of required docs (bilingual) and information to get an appointment (on line)
Address : Accueil international, PRES-UMSF - 163 rue Auguste Broussonnet -
Tél : +33(0)4 67 41 67 87
Tramway : station place Albert 1er
French courses for foreign PhD students and researchers (Montpellier)
22th - 24 th April 2013 : Euraxess Bi-Annual European Conference (Dubrovnik - Croatia)
29th September 2013 : Euraxess France meeting (Paris)
8th October to 14th December 2012 : French courses for foreign PhD students and researchers (Montpellier)
10th November 2012 : Guided City Tour of Montpellier in English
28th- 29th June 2012 : General Assembly of Euraxess France (La Rochelle)
23th June 2012 : Guided City Tour of Montpellier in English
31th March 2012 : Wine tasting session
23th January - 06th April 2012 : French courses for foreign students and researchers
03th March 2012 : Guided visit in English of the Musée Fabre
5th-6th December 2011 : General Assembly of Euraxess France (Nancy)
14th December 2011 : Meeting of official EC information centres in Languedoc-Roussillon and PACA (Marseille)
24th January 2012 : French courses for PhD and guest scientist: Jan. 24 -April 1st 2011 - Next session: October-December 2011
21th -23th March 2011 : Euraxess bi-annual European conference Limassol, Cyprus.
The Languedoc-Roussillon Euraxess Services Centre/Agropolis International participated in the 5th Euraxess Conference. This bi-annual Conference deals with issues related to the researchers' mobility in Europe ; 230 participants from 35 countries attended the Conference including 12 representatives from France. The Conference aimed at allowing exchanges between the Services Centres of the different countries and enhancing initiatives and promotion tools set up by the European Commission on 4 main issues: Rights (researchers' rights), Jobs (positions, fellowships and registration of CV) Services (assistance), Links (European offices in third countries).
6th April 2011 : General Assembly of French Euraxess centers, Paris, France
24th June 2011 : Training session at Agropolis International for staff in charge of guest-researchers assistance, delivered by Loredana Tassone-Mary (Kastler Foundation)
Update on 25/04/13
Tel. : +33 (0)4 67 04 75 63
Extrait du site http://www.agropolis.fr/practical/scientists.php