The HRS4R strategy is a tool launched by the European Commission to support universities, research institutions and organizations that fund research in the application of The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, which aim to contribute to the development of a European labor market attractive for researchers.
The Charter and the Code of conduct are recommendations made by the Commission to Member States, which are invited to apply them voluntarily:
- The European Charter for Researchers is a set of general principles and requirements defining the roles, responsibilities and rights of researchers, entrepreneurs and funders.
- The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, which does not differ much from the standard rules on hiring, stresses the importance of open and transparent recruitment procedures, and also of diverse and experienced selection teams.
The European Commission recognizes with the 'HR Excellence in Research Award' the institutions which make progress in aligning their human resources policies to the 40 principles of the Charter & Code, based on a customized action plan/HR strategy.
Until now / So far, 506 organisations have received the HR Excellence in Research Award, out of which 4 are Romanian / from Romania.
Download The HRS4R procedure chart