Contact details of the institution hosting the BHO
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
The BHO is hosted by the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), which is a public research organisation supervised by the General Secretariat of Research & Technology of the Ministry of Education.
EURAXESS Services Centres
There are nine ESCs hosted by Democritus University of Thrace (DUTh), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), International Hellenic University (IHU), University of Thessaly (UTh), National Hellenic Foundation for Research (NHRF), University of Patras (UoP), Industrial Property Organisation (OBI) and University of Crete (UoC).
Local Contact Point
There is one LoCP hosted by University of the Aegean (UoA). The EURAXESS UoA covers all the islands of the Aegean Archipelago and Cyclades Islands.
Structure of the national network
In Greece, 11 research organisations are part of the Greek EURAXESS Network. Each ESC is responsible for a certain geographical area, with the exception of the Industrial Property Organisation (OBI), which offers its services nationwide. The LoCP (University of the Aegean) is responsible only for mobile researchers within own institution. The LoCP gives feedback both to the ESC which is responsible for the area (University of Thessaly) and to the BHO.
- Full-time equivalent staff:
- Number of persons:
- BHO: 1.5
- ESC: 0.5
- LoCP: 0.25
Declaration of Commitment (DoC)
All institutions in the network have signed the DoC.
National funding of the EURAXESS Services Network
In the past, EURAXESS was funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) through the 3rd Community Support Framework. This is no longer the case.
Target groups of the Bridgehead Organisation
- administrative staff
Target groups of the EURAXESS Services Centres
- research institutions in their geographical area
Target groups of the Local Contact Points
- researchers at the local institution
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
There is a very good collaboration with the SG HRM since one of the members of the delegation to the SG HRM is Mr. Sanopoulos, coordinator of the Greek EURAXESS network. Therefore, the EURAXESS network is informed regularly and accurately regarding the SG HRM meetings while its interests are promoted to the SG HRM through the same channel. Additionally, the Greek NCP-People network is formed by organisations that are members of the Greek EURAXESS network. So again, communication is flawless.
Until recently, communication with the Greek representatives in the Programme Committee was regular and the representatives took the network’s suggestions into consideration. However, since the national elections in October 2009, the seat remains empty. Candidates have submitted their applications and the new representative is soon to be announced.