Saturday 9 January 2010

I don't get what the Union wants to do for young researchers

I have just read the Draft Council Conclusions on mobility and career of European researchers as proposed by the Spanish Council Presidency.

As a young researcher addressed by these conclusions I have to say that I have no idea what the EU or the member states actually want to do based on this document.

It's the usual "we welcome the report XYZ" and "we ask the Commission to produce a new report ABC" diplomatic-bureaucratic speech but it doesn't contain anything concrete that will ease the (mobile) life of me or my colleagues.

So good luck, bureaucrats, at the Research Working Party meeting on Monday - I suppose there will be substantive amendments adding the reference to at least one more important report somebody has produced in the last three years to the conclusions.

Nobody will care.