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.
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.
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.
Research Career Development
Researcher career development will be the subject of more detailed focus in the near future. Watch this space for news.Close title box
22 AUG 2014
Mutual Learning Seminars: 'Sharing experience to better implement the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)
Are you a HR manager with experience endorsing the principles of Charter and Code and implementing the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) in your organisation? What is your experience of the implementation so far?
Sign up for the Mutual Learning Seminars (MLS) to discuss important aspects of the HRS4R and the principles of Charter and Code with like-minded people.
Come and share your experiences of the 5-step procedure to implement the HRS4R and help our independent experts improve it.
The seminars, in the form of participatory meetings, will focus on strengthening the ‘external assessment of the institution (Step 5)’ and on how to refine Steps 1 - 4 of the current procedure, based on previous experiences and lessons learnt. We will share creative and innovative, and yet feasible, ideas on the key elements needed to ‘strengthen’ the full HRS4R procedure (steps 1 - 5).
A rapporteur, knowledgeable in this field, will cover both seminars and will draft a report to provide input for the series of expert workshops organised throughout 2015.
The European Commission is committed to increasing the attractiveness of research careers in Europe and to improving employment and working conditions for researchers.
Further work is necessary to implement a sound Human Resources Strategy for Researchers, based upon the uptake of the Charter and Code concept. This is why your presence at the MLS is vital to shaping the future of the strategy.
There will be two MLS:
1) On 9 Oct. 2014, which is addressed EXCLUSIVELY to participants who have ALREADY received the ‘HR excellence in research’ logo.
2) On 20 Nov. 2014, which is open to ALL the other participating institutions.
Both will be held in Brussels (BE).
THERE ARE ONLY 40 PLACES AVAILABLE FOR EACH MLS, SO DO NOT DELAY AND SIGN UP HERE!
04 JUN 2014
To date 186 research institutions have been awarded the 'HR Excellence in Research' logo. To see who are they, click on the title!
01 JAN 2000
Make your voice heard and join the Voice of the Researchers (VoR) group !
01 JAN 2000
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22 MAY 2014
Ever wondered what research staff do when they move out of academia?
The ‘What do research staff do next?’ project run by Vitae in collaboration with Naturejobs is investigating the careers of researchers who used to be employed as research staff in UK or European universities, but have since moved on to other employment sectors.
If you have previously worked in a European higher education institution (as research staff, postdoctoral researcher or on fellowships), we would love to hear about your career path. Please participate in the 'What do research staff do next?' survey
Should you wish to know more about the project, please visit the Vitae website