Contact details of the institution hosting the BHO
Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
Government Offices, Building 3, Hakirya Hamizrahit
POB 49100, Jerusalem 91490
Phone: + 972-2-5411-101/ 171
URL website: www.most.gov.il/English
URL national EURAXESS portal: eracareers.most.gov.il
The BHO is hosted by MOST, headed by Ilana Lowi, Director, Division for International Relations. MOST emphasizes the importance of infrastructure in research; therefore it supports scientific research with feasible and economic potential.
The Ministry supports the development of new technologies that may produce new-generation products: industrial, agricultural, medical and environmental products replacing older generations of products. This aim is pursued through guided practical research.
EURAXESS Services Centres
There are six ESCs hosted by research universities. The head of the ESC is usually the director of the research authority or his/her representative. Each centre includes the head of the ESC, an information officer and a database administrator.
Local Contact Points
There are no LoCPs in Israel.
Structure of the national network
The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is the national coordinator of EURAXESS in Israel and acts as the BHO. The six ESCs are hosted by universities. The network meets every six months and discusses the current EURAXESS issues. There is constant communication between the network members by email and phone.
- Full-time equivalent staff:
- Number of persons:
- BHO: 3
- ESC: *
- ESC: 3 on the average
- LoCP: *
- LoCP: –
* There is no defined budget for EURAXESS operation and it is done on an in-kind basis. Therefore we cannot define full-time equivalent staff.
Declaration of Commitment (DoC)
All institutions in the network have signed the DoC.
National funding of the EURAXESS Services Network
The network is funded with local resources from MOST and from the universities.
Target groups of the Bridgehead Organisation
Target groups of EURAXESS Services Centres/Local Contact Points
- research communities
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 BHO’s representative is one of the members of the SG HRM; hence collaboration is effective and they communicate on a regular basis.
The People NCP is located in ISERD (Israel-Europe R&D Directorate for the EU Framework Program). The BHO/ESCs and NCP communicate on a regular basis and constantly exchange information by email. They hold meetings twice a year.
In addition, there is an Israeli EURAXESS Forum (formerly WGPA) whose members are the BHO and the ESCs. They communicate constantly by email and hold meetings twice a year to discuss current EURAXESS issues.