EURAXESS Rights refers to the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, and their implementation.
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 research an attractive career, which is a vital feature of its strategy to stimulate economic and employment growth.
The European Charter for Researchers is a set of general principles and requirements which specifies the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers as well as of employers and/or funders of researchers.
The aim of the Charter is to ensure that the nature of the relationship between researchers and employers or funders is conductive to successful performance in generating, transferring, sharing and disseminating knowledge and technological development, and to the career development of researchers. The Charter also recognizes the value of all forms of mobility as a means for enhancing the professional development of researchers.
The Charter addresses all researchers in the European Union at all stages of their career and covers all fields of research in the public and private sectors, irrespective of the nature of the appointment or employment, the legal status of their employer or the type of organisation or establishment in which the work is carried out.
The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers consists of a set of general principles and requirements that should be followed by employers and/or funders when appointing or recruiting researchers. These principles and requirements should ensure observance of values such as transparency of the recruitment process and equal treatment of all applicants, in particular with regard to the development of an attractive, open and sustainable European labour market for researchers, and are complementary to those outlined in the European Charter for Researchers.
As researcher or employer this is the right place to find out about your rights and obligations.
Besides, there is also a large number of leading Spanish research institutions that have already adhere to the Charter & Code.
Go to the European Euraxess portal to find out more about the Charter & Code.