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Austrian Action Plan for Researchers

CREATED ON 18 Dec 2009


The Austrian Action Plan for Researchers is Austria's response to the Communication of the European Commission "Better Careers and More Mobility: A European Partnership for Researchers" and the respective Council Conclusions. The focus of the EC Communication is a three-years partnership between the Member States and the Commission aiming at ensuring the availability of the researchers required. The partnership should make a commitment to achieving, by the end of 2010, rapid, measurable progress towards:

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

The four axes of the Austrian Action Plan are consistent with those proposed by the Commission. They also take the additional proposals of Ministers Gago (PT) and Biltgen (LUX) into consideration.

This National Action Plan has been elaborated under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research(BMWF), and with participation of the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (BMASK), the Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture (BMUKK), the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), the Federal Minisitry of Economy, Family and Youth (BMWFJ), Universities Austria (UNIKO), the Austrian Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (FHK), the Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development (RFTE), the Austrian Science Board, the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber(WKO), the Austrian Trade Union Federation (OGB), and the Austrian Chamber of Labour (AK).

The Austrian Action Plan for Researchers is available in English and German.


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