ARAID Fundation and the University of Zaragoza, with the support of FECYT, organizes the Seminar on Human Resources Strategy for Researchers of the European Union
The Human Research Strategy for Researchers is a tool launched by the European Commission to support research institutes and organisations that fund research in the implementation of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (C&C). The aim of this tool is to attract and maintain talent in Europe, encourage the movility, ensure a good working atmosphere in order to foster the development of the research careers, as well as boosting employment and economic growth through establishing an open, transparent and competitive job market. The Strategy proposes its development in phases: the signature of the letter of support, internal institutional analysis, action plan, obtaining the “HR Excellence in Research” logo, internal and external assessment.
During the last months, several European Union’s actions, such as the modification of the article 32 from the European Union contract and the announcement of the evaluation process outsourcing, represent changes in the importance and difficulty of this process. Anticipating these changes, ARAID Fundation and the University of Zaragoza, with the support of FECYT, organizes the Seminar on Human Resources Strategy for Researchers of the European Union, known by the English acronym, HRS4R. The workshop is presented as an informational and practical workshop for organisations interested in implementing the HRS4R Strategy and obtaining the HR Excellence in Research logo, encouraging them to start the process in a coordinated way, jointing efforts and reducing the time needed to prepare and submit their plans.
Among the speakers of the event are representatives from FECYT, ARAID, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Consultancy and Educational Management LENKUA and IMDEA Water, that present the different phases of the Process (Figure 1), lessons learned from the participation of other entities, the trend to quality and practical cases such as IMDEA Water, showing the experience in the implementation of this strategy and the participation in the process, in which IMDEA Water is involved since 2008.
Figure 1. HRS4R process of implementation.