Every national EURAXESS network has a bridgehead organisation (BHO) which acts as a coordinator at the national level and liaise with the European Commission, national governments and other organisations.

They coordinate and support the whole network of EURAXESS and Career development centres at the national level and represent their countries at the meetings at the European level.

The EURAXESS France network is coordinated by the French Rectors’ Conference (CPU)


Are you a French institution interested in cooperation with the EURAXESS France network? Please contact us for further information. 



Coordinated by the French Rectors' Conference (CPU) since 2009, the French network was incorporated as an association in January 2013.

The EURAXESS France association is made up of 39 members, institutions hosting EURAXESS centres (COMUEs, universities, associations, foundations) and associated organisations which are represented through the association's bodies.



A) Founding members: 

Conférence des Présidents d'Université (presidency)

Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (vice-presidency)

Association Bernard Gregory

B) Members (hosting a EURAXESS centre):

Aix-Marseille Université

Association Chercheurs Étrangers à Nantes

Fondation pour l'Université de Lyon

Languedoc-Roussillon Universités

Science Accueil

Université Bretagne Loire

Université Bretagne Sud

Université Clermont Auvergne

Université Côte d'Azur

Université d'Angers

Université d'Avignon et des pays de Vaucluse

Université de Bourgogne

Université de Cergy-Pontoise

Université de Franche-Comté

Université de La Rochelle

Université de Limoges

Université de Lorraine

Université de Nantes

Université d'Orléans

Université de Poitiers

Université de Pau et des pays de l'Adour

Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne

Université de Rouen Normandie 

Université de Strasbourg

Université de Tours

Université Grenoble-Alpes

Université Lille Nord de France

Université Paris-Est

Normandie Université

Université de Corse

Université Rennes 2

Université fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

Université Paris Science et Lettres

Le Mans Université

C) Associated members 


Institut Pasteur




  • Example of our activities: the General Assembly of the EURAXESS network, a time for presentations, reflection on current projects and training.

This video has been created by: ComUE Languedoc-Roussillon Universités. 




  • EURAXESS centres are coordinated by national bridgehead organisations appointed by the respective ministries of each participating country. On behalf of France, the participation in the EURAXESS project is managed by the CPU (French Rectors’ Conference) office in Brussels.

  • The national network coordinators are also grouped together in a common project called “EURAXESS TOP” funded by the European research and innovation programme Horizon 2020.

  • The past EURAXESS TOP III project (Enhancing the Outreach and Effectiveness of the EURAXESS Network Partners) - continuity of TOP and TOP II projects - reinforced the transnational cooperation, helped the network to work on common issues and developed new tools for the centres of the European EURAXESS network. Learn more about the TOPIII project on its website.

  • The on-going TOP IV project (Open EURAXESS - To strengthen the effectiveness and optimise the services of an innovative EURAXESS network), which started in September 2018 for a period of three years, aims at improving the quality of services offered by the EURAXESS centres and introduce innovative methods to improve the career development of mobile researchers.