What is the charter & code?

The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers are the documents from the European Union that set out the rules for the universities and research institutions to improve the working conditions of researchers, making more appealing the research career in Europe.

The Charter contains 40 principles that define the responsibilities and rights for researchers and the entities that employ and/or fund them. These principles are grouped in 4 categories:

  1. Open, transparent, merit-based recruitment
  2. Ethical and professional aspects
  3. Working conditions and social security
  4. Training and career development

The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers consists of a series of principles that employers and/or funders must follow when hiring researchers.

These two documents are direct to both researchers and employers and/or funding entities and can be checked in the Euraxess web: European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
Moreover, there is also available a summary of the informative sessions about the HRS4R on carried out at the Universidade da Coruña.