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

EURAXESS Rights provides information regarding the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, as well as their implementation.

Both the ‘Charter’ and the ‘Code’ establish the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers, as well as those of their employers and sponsors. The two documents ensure that research is an attractive career and improve the recruitment and working conditions of researchers in Europe.

EURAXESS Rights is an important element of the European Union's strategy to boost employment and economic growth by establishing a competitive, transparent and open job market for researchers.

The European Charter for Researchers covers, inter alia:

  • Recognition of the profession
  • Professional development
  • The value of mobility


The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers covers, inter alia:

  • Recruitment principles
  • Selection criteria
  • Postdoctoral appointments


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