January 21st, 2015
As part of its strategy to stimulate economic and employment growth the European Commission aims to make research an attractive career. Thus, ‘European charters for researchers’ and ‘Code of conduct for the recruitment of researchers’ have been introduced. These documents address researchers, employers and funders in both the public and private sector.
Giving individual researchers the same rights and obligations wherever they work throughout the European Union helps counter the fact that research career in Europe is fragmented at the local, regional, national and sector level. Furthermore this initiative aims to allow the Union to make the most of its scientific potential.
‘Code of conduct for the recruitment of researchers’ aims to improve recruitment, to make selection procedures fairer, more transparent and proposes different means of judging merit. Thus, merit should not just be measured on the number of publications, but also on a wider range of evaluation criteria, such as teaching, supervision, teamwork, knowledge transfer, management and public awareness activities.
Epoka University, has endorsed the ‘European charter for researchers’ and ‘Code of conduct for the recruitment of researchers’ in December 2014. Therefore, Epoka University is listed among other institutions that have endorsed the declaration. http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/rights/charterAndCode
The full version of ‘the European Charter for Researchers’ and ‘Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers’ may be found here http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/pdf/brochure_rights/am509774CEE_EN_E4.pdf
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