Cross-border Mobility of Young Researchers

08-10-2009

Mobility is important not only for the career development of researchers, but also for scientific and economic performance as a whole. Researcher mobility has been low in many Member States and there are several obstacles for mobility especially for young researchers. At the same time Europe is facing increasing competition over a highly educated workforce. As a response, the EU and the Member States have introduced several measures to support the mobility of researchers. Despite these efforts the progress has remained slow and further effort is still needed to facilitate mobility in particular of young researchers.

Mobility is important not only for the career development of researchers, but also for scientific and economic performance as a whole. Researcher mobility has been low in many Member States and there are several obstacles for mobility especially for young researchers. At the same time Europe is facing increasing competition over a highly educated workforce. As a response, the EU and the Member States have introduced several measures to support the mobility of researchers. Despite these efforts the progress has remained slow and further effort is still needed to facilitate mobility in particular of young researchers.

Išorės autorius

Kimmo Viljamaa and Kimmo Halme (Advansis Oy) ; George Strogylopoulos (Logotech SA) ; Rolf Reiner and Christoph Gelzer (i.con innovation GmbH)