The European Charter & Code for Researchers
In 2005, the European Commission adopted a European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. These two documents, addressed to researchers as well as research employers and funders in both the public and private sectors, are key elements in the EU's policy to boost researchers' careers.
685 organisations have endorsed the Charter & Code principles.
Research careers in Europe are fragmented at local, regional, national or sectoral level, not allowing Europe to make the most of its scientific potential. The Charter and Code ensures researchers can enjoy the same rights and obligations in any European country.
Please note that as of 15 May 2018, institutions that are willing to endorse the Charter and Code are initiating the application for the "HR Excellence in Research Award", which implies a long-term commitment.
Read more about the HRS4R application process.