Human Resources Excellence in Research

EURAXESS Rights aims at better employment and working conditions for researchers throughout Europe, thereby helping to enhance the attractiveness of European research careers. One of the cornerstones of EURAXESS Rights is the implementation of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers supports the implementation of the "Charter & Code" principles and provides for the award of the 'HR Excellence in Research' logo.


The "HR Excellence in Research" award gives public recognition to research institutions that have made progress in aligning their human resource policies with the principles set out in the "Charter & Code". Institutions that have been awarded the right to use the icon can use it to highlight their commitment to implement fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures for researchers.

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Pensions for Researchers

Researchers are a higly skilled and mobile workforce. However, because of their mobility, gaps can arise in their social security protection and the transfer of their pension rights. In addition, there is no clear, adequate information available about these rights. Therefore, the European Commission is addressing these issue on both a policy and pratical level.

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To better plan and organise their stay in a foreign European country, researchers and their families can also benefit of the free and personalised assistance offered by the EURAXESS Services Centres, a network of more than 200 centres located in 40 different European countries.

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Entry Conditions

Non-EU national, or also called "third country national", researchers have several possibilities to enter the European Union for work. The Scientific Visa Package, adopted in 2005, aims to facilitate third country researchers' entry conditions.

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To better plan and organise their stay in a foreign European country, researchers and their families can also benefit of the free and personalised assistance offered by the EURAXESS Services Centres, a network of more than 200 centres located in 40 different European countries.

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Research Career Development

Researcher career development will be the subject of more detailed focus in the near future. Watch this space for news.

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  • REGIONAL WORKSHOP - BRNO 24 January 2017 :How to best attract talented researchers

    01 JAN 2000

    The EC organises together with the CZ Ministry and the SK Ministry a regional workshop in BRNO.

    The purpose of this regional workshop is to fully inform ‘newcomers' (research performing institutions and research funders) on the principles of Charter and Code and their implementation in the research institution via the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R).

    The workshop exclusively addresses HR Directors and HR Managers from the CZECH REPUBLIC and SLOVAKIA.

    It also addresses high-level representatives of universities, research centres as well as beneficiaries and potential applicants of H2020 contracts/projects who need to comply with article 32 stipulating the (best effort) obligation to take measures to implement the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (C & C).

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  • DO YOU KNOW how many institutions got the 'HR Excellence in Research' award?

    01 JAN 2000

    To this date, 299 research institutions have been awarded the 'HR Excellence in Research' badge. To see who are they, click on the title!

  • Science4Refugees web-app

    01 JAN 2000

    Science4Refugees goes mobile with its new web app !
    A new & easy way to access Euraxess !

    http://ec.europa.eu/research/science4refugees/index.cfm

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION on the ‘strengthened’ HRS4R process is NOW available

    01 JAN 2000

    Today, the Commission services have published the report of the experts on ‘SHAPING THE FUTURE OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES STRATEGY FOR RESEARCHERS –HRS4R’.


    The ‘strengthened’ HRS4R process will be implemented as of 1 January 2017.
    Together with the draft guidelines for submission and assessment, you can already find the revised templates for submission and assessment of the different phases.
    These will be mandatory and are to be used EXCLUSIVELY AFTER 1.1.2017.

    Institutions willing to enter the HRS4R implementation process before this date should submit at the following deadlines: 1-15 September and 1-15 November 2016, using the current templates.
    Further information will be made available by late autumn 2016.

  • H2020 SME Innovation Associate

    01 JAN 2000

    The European Commission is launching a call for proposals to provide early-stage support to European SME and Start-Ups in recruiting up to 90 post-doctoral research associates to explore innovative business ideas.

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    Description
    Overcome barriers for EU SMEs and Start-ups to the recruitment of highly qualified specialists (PhD holder or equivalent) that cannot be recruited on the national job market (being absent or not affordable), but whose knowledge would be crucial to open up opportunities for innovation and significant growth for the enterprise.

    Nr of positions available: up to 90
    Research Fields: All
    Career Stage: Experienced researcher (PhD holders or equivalent)
    Research Profiles: Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Comment/web site for additional job details: https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/h2020-sme-innovation-associate