The research profession suffers from a lack of a common understanding of researchers' competences. That hinders matching demand and supply and thus the effective allocation of resources. This thus also negatively impacts on mobility between countries and sectors (academia-industry).
- The ERA Steering Group on Human Resources and Mobility is a group composed of Member State representatives. In this context, the group is involved in the European Partnership for Researchers and is updated on ERA framework preparations, Innovative Doctoral Training, and research career frameworks, among other topics.
- The "Jobs" Working Group of the ERA Steering Group on Human Resources and Mobility presented a report on 24 November 2010 on open recruitment, focusing mainly on publication of jobs.
A monitoring exercise of the European Partnership for Researchers is ongoing.