The European Union, its Member States and Europeans across the continent are mobilised in support of people fleeing the war in Ukraine. We are working on all fronts to support Ukraine with assistance, humanitarian aid and civil protection. This specific initiative wants to support researchers of Ukraine by providing them with an overview of all existing actions at European and national levels.
In order to provide the research community with useful and up-to-date information, this section will be updated regularly based on the evolution of the situation and the needs to address.
Contact the EURAXESS Centre, university or company where you will do your research and reside, as some of them provide accommodation to their international researchers. They also have good cooperation with local and regional authorities with more information about housing.
Anyone seeking protection in Sweden has the right to receive help with temporary housing from the Swedish Migration Agency. More information at the Migration Agency, Migrationsverket
See the JOBS section on the EURAXESS portal for job offers and funding.
The EU Member States have decided to activate the Temporary Protection Directive. This means that Ukrainian citizens and persons who are refugees or have subsidiary protection in Ukraine and have left Ukraine after the Russian invasion can get immediate protection and a temporary residence permit. See link to the Migration Agency and the F&Q Migrationsverket
You have the right to work after your residence permit under the EU Temporary Protection Directive has been granted.
The Swedish Migration Agency continues to make decisions in other types of cases concerning Ukrainian citizens, for example in cases related to work or family ties, for those who are not able to apply for a residence permit under the Temporary Protection Directive.
The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) has gathered information about current support initiatives for researchers from Ukaraine, see vr.se/english/just-now/support-for-researchers-from-ukraine
Scholars at Risk has published information at https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/resources-for-at-risk-individuals-from-ukraine
Please also see the direct link to Scholars at Risk in Sweden https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/sections/sar-sweden
Embassy of Ukraine in Stockholm, Sweden
Address: Stjärnvägen 2A
SE-181 34 Lidingö
Phone: (+46) 8 522 28 400 & (+46) 8 522 28 401
Web page: sweden.mfa.gov.ua https://sweden.mfa.gov.ua/en
The Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) evaluates foreign qualifications in order to provide support for people looking for work in Sweden, people who wish to continue studying, or for employers who wish to employ someone with foreign qualifications.
Ukrainian researchers with children
All children of school age who receive a residence permit according to the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive have the right to get a place in a Swedish preschool or school class within two months. Contact the EURAXESS Centre, university or company where you will reside for information regarding information from the municipality. More information at Swedish National Agency for Education Skolverket (in Swedish only, but you can use Google translate).
Vaccination against covid-19 and information to those who suffer from covid-19.
Working in Sweden
Here is information from the Swedish Tax Agency Skatteverket for Ukrainians who came to Sweden due to the invasion of the Russian Federation.
The Commission and EU Member States work together at all levels to channel humanitarian and civil protection support to Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Below you can find an overview of the most useful information per country: