A call for the signing and implementation of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers

March 8, 2010

Ministry of Science, Education and Sports has invited institutes and universities to become signatories to and commence the implementation of the European Charter for Researchers (hereinafter: the Charter) and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (hereinafter: the Code of Conduct), thus creating a more favourable environment for the mobility of researchers. It is necessary to incorporate the principles of the Charter into institutional legislation.

The Charter and the Code of Conduct (March 2005), documents by the European Commission, ensure the same rights and obligations for all researchers in Europe. The Charter lays out the rights and obligations of researchers and R&D organizations. The Code of Conduct has the goal of ensuring both the equal treatment of all researchers in Europe and increased transparency in the recruitment and employment process.

The Charter & Code shall be implemented by the end of year 2010, according to the Action Plan for the Mobility of Researchers 2009-2010.