On July 28, 2014 the National Innovation Office granted the Research Centre for Farm Animal Gene Conservation with the accreditation to host researchers from third countries, for a period of five years. This will speed up the cooperation with non-EU researchers considerably, and make mutual research projects more successful.
The globalisation of the economy calls for greater mobility of researchers, something which was recognised by the COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2005/71/EC on a specific procedure for admitting third-country nationals for the purposes of scientific research, which had to be included in the laws of all member countries.
The purpose of the Directive is to introduce a special procedure governing the entry and residence of third-country nationals coming to carry out a research project in the European Community for a period of more than three months. The aim is to facilitate the admission and mobility of researchers by relieving the immigration authorities in the Member States of the task of checking whether the research project is credible and whether the researcher has the necessary skills to see it through.
Any research organisation wishing to host a researcher must first be approved by the Member State in which it is located. From January 1, 2010 no special permit is needed to employ a researcher from a third country, if the work is based on a hosting agreement with an approved research institute. Member States will issue a residence permit on the basis of the hosting agreement if the conditions for entry and residence are met.
By developing human resources conditions amidst growing competition in R&D, the new regulation (effective as of July 2007) helps channelling researchers to certain fields, extends the opportunities for training and mobility in research, opens the borders of Europe and Hungary to a greater extent to third-country nationals who might be admitted for the purposes of research. Complying with EU objectives, the new regulation contributes to making the EU and Hungary more attractive to researchers from around the world.
The Centre for Farm Animal Gene Conservation is happy to announce that is an approved research institute as of July 28, 2014.