The European Commission contracted a study on fostering intersectoral mobility (ISM) in Europe. The study identifies and analyses the barriers and drivers of the uptake of ISM, including the availability of, and access to support structures, training and funding mechanisms for researchers.
A mapping exercise was undertaken to ascertain the level of ISM among researchers in the EU-28 Member States, EFTA/EEA and candidate countries, and between the EU and third countries.
The report includes five case studies, or good practice examples of ISM schemes, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses and examining their scope for replicability across Europe. Finally, recommendations have been developed as to what form possible further EU-level interventions to increase the intersectoral mobility of researchers might take.
The study is published in our Policy Library on EURAXESS.