EURAXESS is an European initiative that offers an extensive range of information services and supports researchers who want to conduct their research career in Europe or who want to continue linked to research activities in Europe.
One of the cornerstones of EURAXESS is "Euraxess Rights”, which establishes the rights and obligations of researchers and their employers and, by implementing the "European Charter for Researchers" and the "Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers", aims at improving recruitment and working conditions for researchers across Europe.
"European Charter for Researchers" and the "Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers"
In March 2005, the European Commission adopted the Recommendation 2005/251/EC on "The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers". These two documents are key elements in the EU policy to make research an attractive career, as an essential point of the strategy of stimulating economic growth and employment in the EU.
The “European Charter for Researchers” is based on the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers and those hiring them. The Charter aims to ensure that the relationship between the two sides contributes positively to the process of creating, transferring and sharing knowledge and professional development of researchers.
The “Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers” aims at improving the recruitment of researchers and ensuring that the selection processes are fair and transparent.
Thus, the "Human Resources Strategy for Researchers" (HRS4R) established by EURAXESS provides support for the implementation of the principles of the Charter and the Code and the granting of the distinctive “HR Excellence in Research”.