13 / 03 / 2019

EARTO Open Letter on HR Issues

EARTO as the representative of European RTOs is strongly committed to improve international researcher mobility supporting the enhancement of a European single market.


RTOs in Europe have identified 3 very important EU dialogues that if not treated carefully will hinder theirs as well as the Commission’s efforts to increase researcher mobility across borders:


  1. Trilogue discussions on proposed revision of EU social security coordination rules e.g. regulation 883/04 and 987/2009: Clarification & Amendments are needed with regard to A1 forms for business trips.
  2. Evaluation of implementation of 2014 enforcement directive on posting of workers (2014/67/EU): Definition of a clear framework for local notifications at EU-level needed.
  3. National transposition of the revised posting directive (2018/957/EU): EC statement needed to avoid legal uncertainty for researchers.


EARTO remains of course ready to further discuss these recommendations with the EU institutions.


EARTO’s Open letter to Commissioner Thyssen