The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
incorporating the Charter & Code
Since the adoption of the Commission Recommendation on the Charter & Code in 2005
it has received a significant and growing recognition by research institutions and funders all over
Europe: today almost 220 organisations representing more than 1 000 institutions from 30 countries
from Europe and beyond have already endorsed it.
To facilitate the implementation of the Charter & Code, the European Commission
"Human Resources Strategy for Researchers incorporating the
Charter & Code"
It supports research institutions and funding organisations in the implementation of the
Charter & Code in their policies and practices. It is a mechanism that is put into action on a voluntary basis, it is simple, it
avoids cumbersome procedures and it respects the variety of situations across institutions.
This strategy enforced by the research institutions render them more attractive to
researchers looking for a new employer or for a host for their research project. Indeed, funding
organisations implementing the Charter & Code principles will contribute to the attractiveness
of their national research systems and to the attractiveness of the European Research Area more
The logo "HR Excellence in Research" will identify the institutions and organisations
as providers and supporters of a stimulating and favourable working environment.
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.
For more information, visit the