Contact details of the institution hosting the BHO
German Aerospace Center – Project Management Agency
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR)
Phone: +49228 3821-1659
URL website: http://www.dlr.de/
URL national EURAXESS portal: www.euraxess.de
The BHO is hosted by the German Aerospace Center – Project Management Agency.
EURAXESS Services Centres
There are no ESCs in Germany.
Local Contact Points
There are 50 LoCPs hosted by universities and research institutions all over Germany.
Structure of the national network
At the BHO, seven persons work with EURAXESS (the equivalent of 4.5 full-time positions). All of them have other tasks as well.
At the EURAXESS Contact Points the situation varies from institution to institution, but most of them have at least one employee providing services to mobile researchers. The staff size ranges from one person in small institutions to a higher number in larger institutions.
|Full-time equivalent staff:||Number of persons:|
|BHO: 4.5||BHO: 7|
Declaration of Commitment (DoC)
Currently (June 2013), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation as well as 21 EURAXESS Contact Points have signed the Declaration of Commitment. The German EURAXESS network was initially set up in 2003 as an open network based primarily on informal collaboration with no obligation to sign the Declaration of Commitment. This system was implemented as the appropriate arrangement in a country characterized by its federal structures. Recently, the number of German EURAXESS Contact Points signing the Declaration of Commitment has increased steadily and significantly as is expected to continue to rise even further. This is due to the fact that the German EURAXESS Contact Points have become increasingly aware of the additional benefits the signature of the Declaration of Commitment entails.
National funding of the EURAXESS Services Network
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation receives funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for its activities as BHO. The LoCPs do not receive any extra funding.
Target groups of the Bridgehead Organisation
- German EURAXESS network (administrative staff at universities and research institutions)
- European Commission
- Federal Ministry of Education and Research
- National authorities
- Other networks
- EURAXESS Services Network at the European level
- Interested media
Target groups of the EURAXESS Services Centres
- Not applicable
Target groups of the Local Contact Points
- Local authorities
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
BHO: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
SG HRM: Federal Ministry of Education and Research
NCP People: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Programme Committee: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
The BHO is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. There is ongoing communication between the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The communication takes place in formal ways, e.g. through the board meetings or the meetings to define the goals for the following year, twice a year; and in informal ways, e.g. in telephone conversations about every other week.
The NCP is also part of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; therefore, there is a constant flow of information. The NCP is represented in the Programme Committee.