Social security and Pensions of researchers
Researchers are a higly skilled and mobile workforce. However, because of their mobility, gaps can arise in their social security protection and the transfer of their pension rights. In addition, there is no clear, adequate information available about these rights. Therefore, the European Commission is addressing these issues on both a policy and practical level.
A study examined the possibility to set up cross-border pension funds for researchers in EEA countries
- Feasibility Study for a EU Pension Fund for Researchers - Executive Summary (204 KB)
- Feasibility Study for a EU Pension Fund for Researchers - Full report (1,51 MB)
Europe-wide public debate on how to ensure adequate, sustainable and safe pensions
- "Green Paper - towards adequate, sustainable and safe European pension systems"
- Rules applying to pensions
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.
List of doccs and useful websites:
- Information about social security rights (country by country)
- Your Europe Advice (YEA)
- trESS on social security when moving from one country to another
- Expert Group "Social Security, supplementary pensions and new patterns of mobility" - Report 2010 (2,52 MB)
- Your rights country by country: information about social security rights in Europe
To better plan and organise their stay in a foreign European country, researchers and their families can also benefit of the free and personalised assistance offered by the EURAXESS Services Centres, a network of more than 200 centres located in 40 different European countries.