In March 2005, the European Commission adopted the Recommendation on the European Charter for Researchers and on a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
These documents outline the roles, obligations, and rights of researchers, employers, and funders of researchers in order to improve working conditions and opportunities for professional development of researchers in all of Europe and to improve the attractiveness of research environment for experts from all over the world.
Both the Charter and the Code are instruments for harmonising work environments so that a mobile and qualified group of people would be able to find the same working conditions anywhere in Europe. The Charter and the Code include 40 principles related to four fields of human resource management in research. These principles also represent recommendations issued by the Commission to the Member States, who are called on to exercise them voluntarily.
Employers who have adopted the Charter and the Code undertake to act responsibly and professionally towards their employees. The employers also undertake to provide equal treatment and transparency in their recruitment procedures, ensure fair conditions for researchers, and actively contribute to the development of European Research Area.
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) serves as an instrument of practical implementation of the Charter and the Code.
In January 2020, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice expressed its interest to implement the HRS4R in a letter to the European Commission and accepted the commitment to the European Commission to comply with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice supports the Commission Recommendation on European Charter for Researchers and on a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. In accordance with its internal regulations and policies, the university undertakes to further develop its internal human resources strategy while complying with the recommendations and principles set out in the Charter and the Code in order to guarantee transparency, accessibility, fairness, and excellence in the recruitment of new researchers.
project manager: doc. Ing. Silvia Ručinská, PhD.
financial manager: RNDr. Ing. Michal Tkáč, PhD.
coordinator: Ing. Slávka Šimková, PhD.