European Charter for Researchers
The approval by the EU Commission, in March 2005, of the
Charter for Researchers and of the Code of Conduct for their recruitment has been one of the
major achievements, in the recent years, in the development of human resources in the field of
In particular the documents point out aspects such as transparency in recruitments, ethical
principles of research, life-long learning, career development, social security and international,
interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility, tools and essential values of the career of
The Charter and the Code of Conduct are the result of a broad consultation conducted over a
period of ten months, which involved all European States and a significant number of stakeholders
of the scientific community.
by the Italian Universities, in July 2005, the main
research institutions decided to sign a joint Declaration of commitment on the European Charter
and Code of Conduct. This is undoubtedly an important step towards the practical implementation of
effective operational instruments for all the national research systems.
Moreover, with the aim to facilitate the implementation of the Charter & Code, the
European Commission provides the "
Resources Strategy for researchers incorporating the Charter & Code".
At a regional level, AREA promoted the adoption of the Charter and of the Code by research
bodies in Friuli Venezia Giulia with a
subscription, at the Fifth Annual Meeting of CER.
Finally, always in Italy, on 6th July 2006 it was officially presented the National
Observatory for the monitoring of the Charter for researchers and the Code of Conduct, at the
University of Camerino. The Observatory will be responsible for monitoring, on a permanent basis,
the progress made in our country and, at the same time, for urging the exchange of good practices
in the implementation of the Charter.
To learn more about the plan provided by the Human Resources Strategy and the
benefits for the institutions that implement this strategy, view the
Human Resources Strategy for Researchers.
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