Finland National Experiences

Published: 18/07/2011 | Modified: 08/04/2014, 2:19 pm

Contact details of the institution hosting the BHO


Academy of Finland

Address: Vilhonvuorenkatu 6 ( P.O. Box 99) FI-00501 Helsinki
Phone: +358 9 774881
URL web site:
URL national EURAXESS portal:

Bridgehead Organisation

The BHO is based in the Academy of Finland (AKA), a research funding organisation.

EURAXESS Services Centres

There are no ESCs in Finland.

Local Contact Points

There are no LoCPs in Finland.

Structure of the national network

One person is responsible for the content of EURAXESS, giving advice to researchers and informing about their possibilities. Another person is responsible for the technical aspects of the EURAXESS website. The resources used for EURAXESS are very limited.

  • Full-time equivalent staff:
  • Number of persons:
  • BHO: 0.2
  • BHO: 2
  • ESC: 0
  • ESC: 0
  • LoCP: 0
  • LoCP: 0

Declaration of Commitment (DoC)

Since EURAXESS is solely hosted by the AKA, no DoC is considered necessary.

National funding of the EURAXESS Services Network

The Academy of Finland hosts the EURAXESS website; one person works part-time as the EURAXESS contact and coordinator. EURAXESS is funded by the AKA.

Target groups of the Bridgehead Organisation

  • researchers
  • authorities
  • administrative staff

Target groups of the EURAXESS Services Centres

Not applicable.

Target groups of the Local Contact Points

Not applicable.

Relationship and communication between the BHO, the Steering Group for Human Resources and Mobility for Researchers (SG HRM), the National Contact Points (NCPs) and the Programme Committee

The Ministry of Education and Culture is responsible for participating in the SG HRM. The NCPs are based in two research funding organisations: the AKA (basic research) and Tekes (applied research). The Programme Committee member is based in the AKA. The Programme Committee member, the expert member and the NCP are in close contact on a weekly basis. There is also a support group for the Committee member that provides advice a couple of times a year. The national secretariat for EU affairs organizes meetings and training for all NCPs several times a year.

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1. Regular updates on the national portal front page

Published: 10/05/2011 | Modified: 06/05/2014, 1:39 pm

The national portal front page should be updated with current information on a regular basis. Besides, the national portals should also use the EURAXESS main page features when applicable.

Updates can be provided with consolidated news feeds (RSS) from science-related national sources. Manual updates to the standard front page text should also be done regularly.

To check technical specifications for consolidated RSS feeds, please visit this site

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