The European Commission presented the updated Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)
The European Commission presented the updated Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R). European Commission is committed to increasing the attractiveness of research careers in Europe, and to improving employment and working conditions for researchers, to support this, a HRS4R has been established as a mechanism to support interested institutions (Universities, Research Organizations, Industry, Funders) to implement the principles included in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (called C&C).
This strategy is a continuous improvement and adaptation process to the changes and needs of the institution. The process consists of a series of steps starting with the Charter and Code endorsement, and followed by the preparation of an internal gap analysis to detect the degree of alignment with the principles of the Charter and Code. An action plan is developed with the aim to define concrete activities that will be reviewed every three years by an external panel of evaluators.
The seminar, organized in Brussels, brought together representatives of institutions that are committed to these principles and currently involved in implementing this strategy. IMDEA Water Institute is involved in the process since 2008 and was the first Spanish institution in obtaining the acknowledgment in 2010.