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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 2017-2020 is to maintain originality, significance and rigor in research within a framework of high standards of infrastructure, training, and integrity. Research a key strategic pillar of SEEU.       

The ‘Declaration of Commitment to The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers’ was signed by SEEU in October 2011. The principles of the Charter and Code and their implementation will be realized by SEEU via a step-wise procedure called the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R).

Since July 2015 SEEU has held the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ award, being the first and the sole university in the country holding this logo, and which makes it eligible to apply for HORIZON 2020 project.

HRS4R is a 'MUST' for EU-funding in research according to article 32 of HORIZON 2020.

SEEU remains committed to completing this process through implementing the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) and Action Plan. 

The ‘HR Strategy for Researchers’ supports research institutions and funding organizations 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 organizations 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 ‘HR Excellence in Research’ award, attained after a thorough analysis of an institution’s HR policies, will identify the institutions and organizations as providers and supporters of a stimulating and favorable working environment for researchers.

The "HR Excellence in Research" award gives public recognition to research institutions that have made progress in aligning their human resource policies with the principles set out in the "Charter & Code". Institutions that have been awarded the right to use the icon can use it to highlight their commitment to implement fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures for researchers.

Since the adoption of the Commission Recommendation on the Charter & Code in 2005, 355 organisations have obtained the Commission's "HR Excellence in Research" badge.

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