The practical guide for mobile researchers describes
the legal requirements and administrative tasks that
must be fulfilled by foreign researchers coming to work
in Belgium. The guide focuses on 4 profiles; Student with
a fellowship (pre-doctoral), Doctoral student with a
fellowship (PhD), Post-doctoral researcher with a fellowship,
Researcher with an employment contract.
In 2011, a new guide for mobile researchers “to and from” Belgium has been realized.
It is addressed to all researchers planning to move toward Belgium whether they come
from the European Economic Area or from further. This guide encompasses updated information pertaining to employment (work permit), entry and residence rights (visa, registration), social security, labour laws (pension, unemployment), taxes, and much more.
A new section dedicated to researchers leaving Belgium has also been added.
The Wallonia-Brussels Partnership for Researchers reflects the priority given by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, through the Declarations of Community and Regional Policy and the Marshall Plan 2.Green, to investments in research and in particular in human capital and R&D personnel. It completes the process of signing and implementing the European Charter for Researchers by the actors themselves (EURAXESS Wallonia-Brussels). This process also fits into a set of contacts and collaborations with the federal level and the other federated bodies.
Wallonia-Brussels Partnership for researchers(PDF - 615 Ko; updated May 2011; English)