EMBL alumni are entitled to keep their Heidelberg lunch cards for life. If you have already returned your card, you can request a new one for a €10 deposit from the Petty Cash Office (Tel: +49 6221 387-8568). Alumni can add money to their card at any of the lunch card machines at EMBL Heidelberg (by the cafeteria or canteen). Access to the EMBL buildings is de-activated on all alumni cards.
Long Term Care Insurance covers part of the costs of help with normal daily activities due to sickness, accident or ageing. The insurance is offered to EMBL staff and alumni at a discount group rate on a voluntary basis. When you leave EMBL you can continue your cover as part of the group insurance scheme, provided you join the EMBL Alumni Association. To qualify, it is your responsibility to inform Gothaer of your departure date, to help them extend your group LTC insurance in good time.
ELLS offer alumni know-how in setting up informal science education units in their research organisations. They have already shared their know-how and helped set up continuing professional development programmes for European secondary school science teachers in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain and the Ukraine. If you are interested in getting aspects of your current life science research into schools in your country please contact ELLS.