Charter and code

The University of Rijeka is the first university in Croatia and one of the first ten in Europe to have signed “The European Charter for Researchers” and “The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers”, thereby accepting the initiative of the European Commission, which in 2005 adopted these documents with the aim of increasing employability and promoting careers in research as vital to economic growth, employment, and the setting up of a European research area. We were, what is more, the first to sign the Charter for participation in the European Commission’s Group for Human Resources Strategy Implementation. By signing the above-mentioned charters, we have committed ourselves to implementing these documents at the University of Rijeka, which is a strategic goal included also in University of Rijeka Strategy. The “Strategy of Human Resources in Research” project was adopted at University’s Senate meeting in October 2009, while the survey report, internal analysis and activity report (HR Strategy for Researchers) were adopted at the Senate’s meeting in June 2010. In July 2010, the University of Rijeka received a formal acknowledgement by EC and the ‘HR Excellence in research’ logo. Based on our current level of implementation of the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers and especially the feedback received during the external assessment and the site visit, as part of the renewal phase of the Strategy, the University of Rijeka defines in this framework A.) renewed strategic priority areas for current and the next phase, B.) the action plan with responsible bodies/persons and  implementation deadlines.

Results from on-line survey of Charter and Code implementation

  1. The aim of the survey was to look at the current state of affairs in Code and Charter implementation at the University of Rijeka based on a four-dimensional questionnaire:
    the openness and objectivity of tenders and the transferability of subventions,
  2.  healthcare and retirement plan and additional income for researchers in mobility programs,
  3. desirable employment and work environment, and
  4. improving European researchers’ training, skills and experience.

Internal analysis

The internal analysis was carried out on the basis of survey results and consulting with relevant figures at the University of Rijeka, and it contains data on forty Charter and Code principles, with the focus on policies that enable implementation, institutional regulations and practice, the list of steps that need to be taken, the matrix of responsibility and implementation deadlines.

Internal analysis on Charter and Code implementation



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