Pan-European Pension Fund
Pan-European Pension Fund for researchers is a tool to promote open research labour market in the European Economic Area (EEA). Pan-European Pension fund could be used to offer occupational retirement benefits to professionals employed by research organizations throughout the EEA. It would facilitate the continuity of the accumulation of pension benefits as researchers move between organizations and countries.
2013 Task Force
Creating a pension fund suitable for several countries with different social and labor legislation is not an easy task. Therefore the EC has created a Task Force to investigate the technical, legal and financial details of the Pan-European Pension Fund. The Task Force is made up of representatives of interested research organizations throughout EEA.
- Presentation on Pan-European Pension Fund.pdf
- Pan-European Retirement Savings Vehicle for Researchers.pdf
- Terms of Reference of the Pension Vehicle.pdf
- Setting up a pan-European supplementary pension fund for Researchers.pdf
- Communicating benefits.pdf
- EU Researchers AUSTRIA 22 June 2012.pdf
- EU Researchers Party Pack [version 1].pdf
- facts and figures July 2011.pdf
- Report by the Task Force for the Establishment of a pan-European Retirement Savings Vehicle for Research Professionals.pdf
2012 Local meetings
- RUSSELL Group:
- Technical University Vienna:
2011 Workshops for employers
2010 Feasibility Study for pan-European Pension Fund
A study examined the possibility to set up cross-border pension funds for researchers in EEA countries
- Directive 98/49/EC on safeguarding the supplementary pension rights of employed and self-employed persons moving within the Community sets out certain rights and obligations for members of supplementary pension schemes. It constituted a first step on removing obstacles to free movement relating to supplementary pensions.
- Directive 2003/41/EC enables the set-up of one pension vehicle for employees from different countries.
- The Commission proposal for directive on improving the portability of supplementary pension rights aims at safeguarding the portability of pensions. It lays out possibility of acquiring pension rights even for short periods and keeping pension entitlements by transferring them to a new scheme in the event of professional mobility.
- 20th June 2013 the Council has agreed to welcome the above mentioned Commission proposal. See the Memo regarding the Council endorsement of the proposed pension portability directive.
Find your Pension portal
- Find your Pension seminar, Karlsruhe 27-28 September:
A pan-European pension fund for researchers: RESAVER
- Resaver: Retirement, Savings, Vehicle For European, Research Institutions