Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)
The UoC adopts an action plan for researchers and the research
In July 2012 the University of Crete was awarded
the “HR Excellence in Research” logo by the European Commission. This is recognition
of the University’s committed efforts in developing a Human Resource Strategy
for Researchers (HRS4R), designed to bring the practices and procedures within
the UoC more in line with the principles of the European Charter for
Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
The Charter and Code were produced by the
European Commission (DG Research) in 2005 as manifestos geared to achieving a
transparent and open labour market for researchers in the European Research Area
(ERA). The ‘Human Resources Strategy for Researchers’ (HRS4R) was
developed as a support tool for implementing the principles of the Charter
& Code. It addresses a range of practical issues including recruitment
policies; social security and supplementary pension needs; employment and working conditions; and
measures to enhance the training, skills and experience of researchers.
further information see http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/rights
The University of Crete endorsed the Charter
& Code in 2009. Reflecting this
commitment, the UoC forms part of the EURAXESS European Network for Researchers
and participates in the HRS4R Network (second cohort). In June 2012 we completed an internal analysis
of practices and procedures within the University in relation to the principles
of the Charter & Code. The ‘HR Excellence in Research’ award acknowledges
that we are now in the phase of implementing the University’s first Action Plan
for improving the position of researchers and the research environment.
For further information see
- The background to the HRS4R in the UoC and a summary of the results of the internal
- The framework analysis detailing the results of the internal analysis in relation to the
principles of the Charter & Code.
- The University’s first action plan.