GoTogether Initiative surges from the idea of taking along different disciplines in order to bring science and health to everyone. To do so, we apply science policy and diplomacy strategies in favor of the people.
- Reach out institutions and individuals willing to help integrate scholar refugees at universities and serve as a common link between them.
- Collaborate with universities, civil society and local governments to implement strategies to improve the health and social situation of communities.
Gloria Comadira, Ph.D. in plant science (University of Leeds), educated in four european countries and honored several times with Marie Curie fellowships is embarking now in a new adventure joining the European Comission as trainee in the Plant Health Unit in the Health and Food Safety DG.
Experienced in multiple volunteer activities, she is deeply concerned about the massive necessity of hundred of scholars seeking for shelter so she became a partner of GoTogether Initiative to establish a permanent link between United States and Europe in order to join forces to alleviate the most urgent current necessities. Among other activities, she works to establish relationships with science4refugees platform, an initiative from Euraxess that works to facilitate the entry of skilled refugees into the european labour market.
Since its foundation in 2002, IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) “formalized and seeks to endow the Institute’s long history of assisting scholars under threat. It has enabled the Institute to issue academic fellowships to 610 scholars from more than 50 countries, arranging temporary academic appointments for them at over 300 host partner institutions around the world.”
“To rescue scholars and, by protecting their lives and work, increase their countries’ and the world’s level of knowledge.”
Since 2014 ECUSA has as principal mission “to promote the role of science, technology and their professionals in our society. ECUSA aims to spread and exhibit the high impact work developed by the community of Spanish professionals of science and technology in the US, expand their career opportunities, mobility and integration into local communities. ECUSA also aims to educate, inspire and train new generations of scientists and innovators.”