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RESAVER pension fund for researchers now operative

23 March 2017

The first pan-European pension fund for researchers, RESAVER, is now operational. The European Commission is inviting organisations across Europe employing mobile researchers to join the multi-country and multi-employer pension arrangement.

RESAVER is an occupational pension solution designed to meet the needs of the European research sector. The European Commission provided a neutral platform for dialogue to build the founding consortium of the fund. EUA participated in the Board of Directors as an observer ensuring that the varied circumstances of universities across Europe would be taken into consideration in the framework conditions of the pension scheme. From EUA’s membership base, the Central European University in Budapest is one of RESAVER’s full, founding members. Hungary, Italy and Belgium have already granted regulatory authorisation for operation. The aim is to have nine countries engaged in the fund by the end of 2018. 

By becoming a member of RESAVER, universities have the opportunity to offer more attractive working conditions for mobile researchers. They would also benefit from more efficient management and lower overhead costs through economies of scale. Universities wishing to join RESAVER should check with their regional and/or national authorities in order to assess the compatibility of RESAVER with existing pension legislation. 

More detailed information can be found on the RESAVER website and in a dedicated factsheet.

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