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RESAVER

       

The mobility of researchers is a driver of excellence in research. However, researchers face many difficulties in preserving their occupational pension benefits when moving between different countries and organisations.

To overcome this problem, the European Commission is supporting a consortium of employers, through Horizon 2020, in creating a single pan-European pension arrangement (RESAVER) that will offer a defined contribution plan tailor-made for research organisations and their employees.

RESAVER is:

  • A retirement savings vehicle for European research institutions;
  • A multi-employer, multi-country defined contribution pension plan; and
  • A way of facilitating the mobility of researchers in Europe by providing continuity of pension savings as they move between organisations and countries.

The RESAVER solution is supplementary to social security pension system but can replace the existing supplementary scheme.

Dr Paul Jankowitsch, former Vice–Rector for Finance of the Vienna University of Technology joined the EC Task Force to set up a Pan-European Pension Fund for Research Institutions (RESAVER) in October 2012, and is now chairman of the Board of Directors of the newly created Consortium.

Detailed information as well as the application form can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/rights/resaver

More info on http://www.resaver.eu
 

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