EU R&D Policy regarding Human Resources and Mobility


The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers

The European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers were adopted by the European Commission as a Recommendation to the Member States. The Charter & Code address researchers as well as employers and funders in both the public and private sectors. The Charter provides a framework for the career management of researchers, while the Code promotes open and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures. Together they are aimed at developing an attractive, open and sustainable European labour market for researchers.

(official publication in English, in Latvian; booklet in Latvian and English).

Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

To facilitate the implementation of the Charter & Code, guidance is provided by the "Human Resources Strategy for Researchers incorporating the Charter & Code". This mechanism is put into action on a voluntary basis, and is as simple as possible, avoiding cumbersome procedures and respecting the variety of situations across institutions.

The HR Excellence in Research logo is awarded to research institutions and funding organisations that have  been acknowledged by the European Commission for having made significant progress in implementing the Charter & Code.


The EURAXESS Latvia invites higher education institutions and research centres of Latvia to evaluate possibility to undersign the Code & Charter.

For more information about Charter & Code and their implementation mechanism, the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers, please visit the EURAXESS Rights web-site Print

Page last updated:28.04.2011