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1 Bonn 04/10/2004 ERA-MORE The European Network of Mobility Centres and ERACAREERS the European Researcher’s Mobility Portal

2 Bonn 04/10/2004 Policy context The Lisbon European Council The Commission together with the Member States must take the necessary steps to remove obstacles to mobility of researchers in Europe The Barcelona European Council Devote 3% of GDP to research by 2010

3 Bonn 04/10/2004 The European Research Area “Towards a European Research Area” (1/2000) -Need for more abundant and more mobile researchers -Mobility as an instrument for the transfer of scientific knowledge for science and society “High Level Expert Group” on Improving Mobility to Researchers (6/2000 – 4/2001)

4 Bonn 04/10/2004 A Mobility Strategy for the ERA Categories of Obstacles to mobility: Legal and Administrative Aspects (Visa, Social Security, Taxes, Recognition of Diploma, etc) Social and Cultural Aspects The Career of a Researcher Intersectorial Mobility Academia/Industry

5 Bonn 04/10/2004 A Mobility Strategy for the ERA June 2001 – March 2004 A Mobility Strategy for the European Research Area (COM(2001) 331 final) Resolution from the Council Decision to create a “Steering Group” in February 2002 First Implementation Report 2/2003 Second implementation report 3/2004

6 Bonn 04/10/2004 A Mobility Strategy for the ERA A researcher needs to find information and assistance about: available opportunities for researchers (grants, fellowships, vacancies) questions related to admission to the country access to employment, social security rights and fiscal issues aspects related to daily life (cultural issues, languages, housing, schooling….

7 Bonn 04/10/2004 The European Researcher’s Mobility Portal

8 Bonn 04/10/2004 The ERA-MORE Network Offers researchers and their families comprehensive and up-to-date information, tailor-made and personalised assistance in all matters relating to their professional and daily lives: entry conditions (visa requirements), work permits, job opportunities, salaries and taxation, pension rights, health care, social security, accommodation, day care and schooling, language courses, general culture of the host country, intellectual property rights, recognition of diploma etc.

9 Bonn 04/10/2004 The ERA-MORE Network Each Mobility Centre acts as a point of entry for researchers looking for practical information and guidance fulfils its information and assistance task either by direct proximity assistance or by directing the person(s) concerned to the appropriate specialised centre

10 Bonn 04/10/2004 The ERA-MORE Network Mapping exercise at national level to identify the Mobility Centres and “bridgehead organisations” Structuring of the national components ongoing –EC contribution for the start-up phase –National work programmes Launch of ERA-MORE: June 2004 200 Mobility Centres in Europe Networking activities at European level

11 Bonn 04/10/2004 What does Europe need? An open and competitive European labor market for its researchers : Training which responds to the needs of the labor market Research career development perspectives Financial incentives for researchers, universities and research organizations (public and private)

12 Bonn 04/10/2004 Weakness (is not the quality of PhD but…)

13 Bonn 04/10/2004 number The number of researchers…

14 Bonn 04/10/2004 their age and….

15 Bonn 04/10/2004 the percentage of female researchers

16 Bonn 04/10/2004 A strategy for enhancing careers of researchers in Europe Communication “Researchers in the ERA – one profession, multiple careers” (July 2003) and Council Resolution on the profession and careers of researchers (Nov. 2003)

17 Bonn 04/10/2004 New initiatives foreseen in 2004 The “European Researchers Charter” The “Code of Conduct for the Recruitment” The “2005 European Researchers Initiative”

18 Bonn 04/10/2004 Objectives of the Charter Promote a framework for the career management Equal treatment of researchers Promote parity of esteem between contract researchers and staff employed on stable contracts

19 Bonn 04/10/2004 Objectives for the Code of Conduct for the recruitment Improve the recruitment methods so as to create a more responsible, transparent, open equal and internationally accepted system of recruitment and career development for researchers in Europe

20 Bonn 04/10/2004 Convergence of consultation Recommendation from the Commission to the Member States and stakeholders of the research community to be implemented on a voluntary basis (end of 2004)

21 Bonn 04/10/2004 The 2005 Researcher’s in Europe Initiative Promote a better public understanding of the contribution of researchers to society Encourage more young people to embark on careers in R&D Contribute to the overall attractiveness of the EU as a reference area for research talent from all over the world Call for proposals actions/action/ssa_2005_en.html

22 Bonn 04/10/2004 Attracting researchers to Europe Proposal for a Directive and two Recommendations aiming at the improvement of condition of admission of Third Country Researchers in Europe (16 March 2004) Fast track procedure for researchers Involvement of research organisations

23 Bonn 04/10/2004 Thank you for your attention. Annegret Ziller European Commission The Human Factor, Mobility and Marie Curie Actions Strategy and Policy Aspects Tel. +32/2/2991822

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