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Charter&Code in Croatia


In 2005 European Commission adopted the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, 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.

In particular, the European Charter for Researchers addresses the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers and their employers or funding organisations. It aims at ensuring that the relationship between these parties contributes to successful performance in the generation, transfer and sharing of knowledge, and to the career development of researchers. The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers aims to improve recruitment, to make selection procedures fairer and more transparent and proposes different means of judging merit - merit should not just be measured on the number of publications but on a wider range of evaluation criteria, such as teaching, supervision, teamwork, knowledge transfer, management and public awareness activities.

Croatia has made a tremendous progress in adoption of Charter&Code principles. For now 38 Croatian research organization have signed a Declaration of endorsement of Charter & Code and 16 research organization have received "HR Excellence in Research" (HRS4R) logo, awarded to research institutions and funding organizations by the European Commission for having made significant progress in implementing the Charter & Code.

For more information on Charter&Code please visit Jobs&Funding section.


Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)

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. Since the adoption of the Commission Recommendation on the Charter&Code in 2005, over 1 200 institutions from 40 countries in Europe and abroad have expressed their explicit support for the Charter&Code and 232 have obtained the Commission's "HR Excellence in Research" (HRS4R) logo.

For research organizations HRS4R logo is a tool aimed at helping them in enhancing the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of the actions that they should undertake to provide an attractive and supportive environment to researchers. In addition, organisations taking part in the process will become part of a network of like-minded organisations from across Europe, providing opportunities for the exchange of experiences and the sharing of good practice with other organisations also implementing the HRS4R.

On the other hand, there are at least five reasons for researchers to choose an employer or funder who has earned the right to use the HRS4R logo:

  • Your rights as a professional are recognized and enhanced
  • Your mobility experience is valued
  • Your work-life balance is respected
  • Your recruitment will follow a transparent process
  • You join a truly pan-European network consisting of research organizations and researchers


For more information on HRS4R please visit Jobs&Funding section.