RESAVER – Pension across borders


RESAVER – Pension across borders

Webinar - 20 March 2019 12.30 - 14:00

The topic 

The mobility of researchers is a driver of scientific excellence and a cornerstone of the European Research Area. However, pension can be an obstacle to researchers’ mobility. In fact, researchers often risk losing their supplementary pension rights when moving between countries.

This problem is coupled with the changes in the pension landscape. Predominantly caused by a significant change in the demographic, state pensions (also referred to as the first pillar), will not be sufficient to provide adequate retirement income. Occupational pensions (second pillar) and private pensions (third pillar) will have to compensate this gap.

Therefore, to safeguard the pension rights and to foster the mobility of researchers, the Commission supported the creation of RESAVER, the first multi-country multi-employer pension fund especially designed for research performing organisations.

The speaker 

Slaven Misljencevic, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

Slaven Misljencevic is currently working at Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission and is responsible for the RESAVER Pension Fund, first multi-country multi-employer pension fund.

Prior to taking up this position, he was product manager at AXA Belgium, where he was responsible for the development of new employee benefit products.

He started his career as business manager in the engineering consultancy sector where he was mostly involved in the electrical engineering of the offshore wind farm substations.

Slaven received a master's degree in Business Engineering from University of Antwerp with a specialization in Strategy and Finance and he did a part of his studies in Portugal and China.


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  • Ms Sarah Barrès (Novo Nordisk)
  • Mr Luke Collins (Independent)
  • Mr Luc Crabbé (Umicore)
  • Ms Aurélie Jablonski (EIRMA)
  • Dr Ernst Lutz (Grundfos)
  • Mr Slaven Misljencevic (European Commission)


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