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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  • NEW! Pan-European Pension Fund for Researchers, RESAVER: 1st NEWSLETTER!

    01 JAN 2000

    The RESAVER Consortium was set up on 1 October 2014 to create a single European pension arrangement for research institutions as of 2015.
    Aim of the consortium is to create a tailor-made scheme that will assist employers to attract researchers, in an increasingly competitive environment.
    This unique cross-border pension arrangement will remove pensions as a barrier to researchers’ mobility thus contributing to the establishment of a genuine European labour market for research professionals.

    Over the past few months,  the Consortium has taken first steps in creating this ‘state of the art’ retirement product that will enable mobile and non-mobile employees to remain affiliated to the same pension plan when moving between different countries and changing jobs.

    Discover more on activities to date and future plans in the RESAVER’s first newsletter!

  • EVENT DATE FIXED: Interested in EU research funding? Did you know that you have to comply with H2020/Article 32? Brussels, 29 October 2015

    01 JAN 2000

    Interested in EU research funding? Do you know that you have to comply with H2020/Article 32?

    This Info Day addresses all beneficiaries and potential applicants of H2020 contracts/projects who need to comply with Article 32 stipulating the obligation to take measures to implement the European Charter and Code (C&C).

    The purpose is to fully inform ‘newcomers’ (research institutions and funders) on the principles of C&C and their implementation in the research institution via a step-wise procedure called the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R). Successful implementation is awarded by the Commission Services.

    The morning session is dedicated to short presentations on the meaning of Article 32, the linkages with the principles of C&C and the HRS4R, its benefits for research institutions and researchers. Q/A sessions will take place after each of the presentations to make sure participants clearly understand the objectives.

    The afternoon is devoted to the technical part of the implementation via the step-wise procedure and will followed by three success stories presented by speakers from institutions having already undergone the whole procedure.

    Come together with your institution’s HR Manager to find out more!

    REGISTER NOW to express your interest and bring your HR Manager along: REGISTER HER/HIM also NOW!

  • RESAVER - SURVEY for European research institutions - OPEN UNTIL 31 AUGUST!

    01 JAN 2000

    IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING, PLEASE CLICK HERE

    DEADLINE FOR PARTICIPATION: 31 AUGUST 2015!

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    The RESAVER Consortium is currently conducting a survey to gauge the level of interest amongst European research institutions in the RESAVER concept.

    The information gathered in the survey will be used to identify which countries are most likely to be interested in the RESAVER concept in the future and to get an idea of the number of organisations that may participate.

    Participating in the survey does not create any obligation for your organisation and it should not take more than 15 minutes.

    More information on RESAVER is available here

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

    01 JAN 2000

    To date 245 research institutions have been awarded the 'HR Excellence in Research' badge. To see who are they, click on the title!