The Commission proposes to develop a partnership between the Commission and the Member States designed to ensure real ownership of objectives and actions.

The partnership should make a commitment to achieving by the end of 2010 rapid, measurable progress to:

  • systematically open recruitment;
  • meet the social security and supplementary pensions needs of mobile researchers;
  • provide attractive employment and working conditions; and
  • enhance the training, skills and experience of researchers.

Full title: Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament "better careers and more mobility: a european partnership for researchers"

COM(2008)317, 23.5.2008