Destination Europe: Research Opportunities in the EU

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Destination Europe: Research and Innovation Opportunities in the E.U.


February 13, 2020

HUB Lyceum (Room 160)

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

This event is free of charge, but registration is required. 

Destination Europe is a daylong 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 recruiters and experts on opportunities for all areas of research, including the hard sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences, government, business, etc.

The opportunities to be presented at Destination Europe are open to all nationalities, not just Europeans. The EU wants your talent and skills.


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)
    • Euraxess
    • 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.);
  • Recruiters with information on research opportunities in Austria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Switerland and more.
  • An exhibition space with stands providing additional information.
  • Hosted light breakfast, lunch, and cocktail reception for networking


Keynote Speaker: Jean-Eric Paquet, Director General of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation, a 77 billion euro research program.

“The future of European research must be inclusive!” says Jean-Eric Paquet in a recent interview with Horizon, the EU Research and Innovation Magazine.

Learn more about the scope of EU and US cooperation and the role of EU in science in a podcast with Director General Jean-Eric Paquet. This podcast was recorded at the 2019 annual meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, DC.

Watch a video interview with Jean-Eric Paquet, where he discusses the EU’s role in science in English, French and German.

Attendees are invited to a hosted luncheon and cocktail reception with recruiters and exhibitors.


Click below to view program.


This event is free of charge, but registration is required.