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TITLE The European Charter for Researchers and a Code of conduct for the recruitment of researchers   am509774CEE_EN_E4.pdf (270.2 KB)
Document ID LIB42
Document type Policy document
Issue date 11/03/2005
Document reference ISBN 92-894-9311-9
Original language of the document English
Document produced by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Department/Service/Committee: DG RTD D - The Human factor, mobility, Marie Curie activities
Unit D1 - Sector Researchers' careers
Document uploaded by Stefania Bettini
EC-Research and Innovation DG
Policy domains


Short description  “Without researchers, there is no science in Europe” said Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Science and Research. “That is why it is crucial to address the status of researchers. By setting out the roles and responsibilities of researchers, we are going some way to ensuring that researchers, wherever they work, are treated with the respect and esteem they deserve".


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Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  What is a researcher?
European Commission defines roles and responsibilities

The European Commission has adopted a European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

These two documents, addressed to researchers as well as to employers and funders in both the public and private sectors, are key elements in the European Union’s policy to make resear ...

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