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Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)

South East European University (SEEU) is determined to respond to novel opportunities for research, scholarship and development. One of its missions foreseen in the Strategic Plan is to pursue excellence in teaching and research, while since September 2014, Research represents the key strategic concept of SEEU.       

SEEU is currently in the process of obtaining ‘HR excellence in Research’ award. The ‘Declaration of Commitment to The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers’ has been signed by SEEU in October 2011. The principles of Charter and Code and their implementation should be realized by the research institution via a step-wise procedure called the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R).

Since late 2013 SEEU has started preparing the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) and Action Plan. SEEU remains committed to completing this process.

The "HR Strategy for Researchers" supports research institutions and funding organisations in the implementation of the Charter & Code in their policies and practices. The concrete implementation of the Charter & Code by research institutions will render them more attractive to researchers looking for a new employer or for a host for their research project. Funding organisations implementing the Charter & Code principles will contribute to the attractiveness of their national research systems and to the attractiveness of the European Research Area more generally. The logo "HR Excellence in Research" will identify the institutions and organisations as providers and supporters of a stimulating and favourable working environment.

Since the adoption of the Commission Recommendation on the Charter & Code in 2005, over 1 200 institutions from 35 countries in Europe and abroad (and European/international organisations) have expressed their explicit support for the Charter & Code and 102 have obtained the Commission's "HR Excellence in Research" badge.

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