The Charte&Code for researchers and funders

In a communication from March 2005, the European Commission adopted the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, and recommended its implementation in the Member States. These two documents are aimed at researchers as well as hiring institutions, and are key elements in the policy of the European Union to make research an attractive career, which is an essential feature of its strategy to stimulate economic growth and employment within the EU.

  • The European Charter for Researchers is a set of general principles and requirements which specifies the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers as well as of employers and/or funders of researchers. The Charter constitutes a framework for researchers, employers and funders which invites them to act responsibly and as professionals within their working environment, and to recognise each other as such.
  • The code of conduct for the recruitment of researchers consists of a set of general principles and requirements that should be followed by employers and/or funders when appointing or recruiting researchers. Institutions and employers adhering to the Code of Conduct will openly demonstrate their commitment to act in a responsible and respectable way and to provide fair framework conditions to researchers, with a clear intention to contribute to the advancement of the European Research Area.

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