The Parliament's LIBE Committee has backed the draft directive on a special residence permit for non-EU researchers but is calling for greater protection of rights (family reunification, direct access to social security systems).
A European Parliament report on the future of European research
says that the member states should regard the doubling of
the funding for Community R&D "as a minimum not be
questioned during the negotiations on the financial
The findings of a high-level working group were the basis of the report sent to the Commission on 6 May, which calls for the creation of a European research council (ERC) funded by the Commission, national and private sources.
The Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has organised two seminars in Romania with the aim of promoting partnerships with research organisations and integrate Romania into the European Research Area (ERA).
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