RESAVER deemed ‘important pension solution’ to boost research careers

The RESAVER pension scheme has been cited as an “important pension solution” for mobile researchers.

The RESAVER pension scheme is a defined contribution scheme for mobile research workers in the European Union. The scheme allows mobile workers to keep their pension arrangements while changing countries and jobs.

The scheme, which was established under Belgian law on 1 October 2014, has been cited as one of several instruments to make research careers more attractive and to foster better working conditions for researchers.

The political agreement reached by the Council of the EU on the final text of the Recommendation on a European framework to attract and retain research, innovation, and entrepreneurial talents in Europe is a key element in strengthening the European Research Area (ERA), in line with the most committed action of the ERA Policy Agenda 2022-2024.

This follows the Commission proposal on 13 July 2023 and is a crucial step to make research careers in Europe more attractive and sustainable. These measures will foster better working conditions for researchers in all sectors, including academia, business, industry and public administration.

Commenting, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Iliana Ivanova, said: “The heart of a robust and competitive research and innovation system lies in its researchers. The measures agreed today are vital for attracting talent to Europe, for retaining it on our continent, and for ensuring a balanced talent circulation among European countries. I encourage all member states to transform this significant document into tangible actions.”

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