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Towards a European pension fund for researchers

By David Lee. Published on 25 September 2014 in:
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The Swiss Contact Office for Research, Innovation and Education [Swiss Core] has recently published an update on one of the ongoing hot topics in European Research. e-EPS is reprinting the article with their permission. The orginal article can be found here… A successful academic career in Europe entails a large degree of international mobility. From a European point of view and in the framework of the European Research Area [ERA], international mobility is often seen as a driver for excellence for research organisations as well as one of the key elements of the concept. However …

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Integration of the physics community in CEI countries into the ERA

By Radu Constantinescu, Goran Djordjevic, David Lee. Published on 25 July 2014 in:
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The workshop “Widening participation of CEI Countries in the EU Research Programs” – Training and Research in Physics Workshop – was held in Bucharest, Romania, from 25 to 27 May 2014. It was the first working meeting of the consortium, following two preparatory sessions held in Venice and Trieste. At least 2 other workshops will be held in the frame of the project aiming to promote the integration of the physics community in Central and South-Eastern European countries into the ERA.
The project was proposed by a consortium consisting of the European Physical Society and…

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Measuring scientific performance for improved policy making

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 28 April 2014 in:
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In recent decades, developments in European research policy making have led to an enhancement of the role and function of evaluation to cope with the growing globalisation of research and the need to ensure effective research systems at the national level and in the European Research Area. These developments have led to a need for a more integrated way to understand research performance as well as its efficiency and effects, combined with a growing need for a European view.
In April 2014, the European Parliamentary Research Service published the results of a study that analyses…

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Positive conclusions for ERA

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 26 March 2014 in:
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Since 2008, the European Research Area [ERA] has facilitated the circulation of researchers, scientific knowledge and technology in the European Union. In February 2014, the Council of the European Union [EU] reaffirmed its support to ERA as a key factor to create growth and jobs.
Over the years, ERA has been reinforced with focus on 5 priorities: more effective national research systems; optimal transnational co-operation and competition; an open labor market for researchers; gender equality and gender mainstreaming in research; and optimal circulation, access…

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EC communication to reinforce ERA

By Ian Randall. Published on 28 August 2012 in:
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The European Commission adopted a communication on the European Research Area [ERA], entitled ‘A Reinforced European Research Area Partnership for Excellence and Growth’, on 17 July this year. The communication answered calls by the European Council to complete the ERA by 2014.

The ERA Communication focuses on key areas for future improvement, such as more effective national research systems, optimal transnational co-operation and competition, an open labour market…

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