HRS4R/HR Award

On 11th March 2005, the European Commission published recommendations for the EU Member States, relating to two strategic documents: European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. These two documents are key elements in the EU’s policy to boost researchers’ careers and adoption of these principles aims in development of open, attractive and unanimous labour market for researchers in the European research area.

In 2008 published European commission The ‘HR Strategy for Researchers’ supports research institutions and funding organizations in the implementation of the Charter & Code in their policies and practices.

In the Czech Republic was HR management policy in research supported in 2016 by The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) through Operational Programme Research, Development and Education and its specific call The evolution of capacities for research and development.  This programme involved our university through the project called U21- Quality research and development for competitiveness (U21- KVAK, CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_028/0006240) and its key activity No. 2 is just a setting for strategic management at Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem (JEPU) in accordance with the conditions for entitlement to the HR Award.

The JEPU has subscribed to the principles embedded in the Charter & Code by a declaration of the Rector in November 2017. It has become one of the public universities in the Czech Republic wishing to join more than 400 universities in Europe that have already been awarded the HR Award.

In the first phase, the JEPU has elaborated an internal GAP analysis, which aims to compare the current situation at JEPU with the principles of the Charter & Code. Based on detected facts has been developed the Action Plan for the period 2019-2020 and it contains eight actions with the hightest priorities for the application of the principles.

To expected benefits of HRS4R implementation in the environment of JEPU can be included: increasing the prestige and attractiveness of the university for researchers, increasing the quality of care for human resources, interconnection with a pan-European network of research organizations, a more favorable position in TA CR and HORIZON 2020 programmes, etc.

The implementation process of HRS4R is at JEPU managed by members of the leadership headed by Rector, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Martin Balej, Ph.D.

Further information will be provided by Bohumila Vykouková, MSc., project administrator, tel: +420  47528 6353, 

Learn more about the HRS4R process at Euraxess.