European Charter for Researchers

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 conducive 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 Code of conduct for the recruitment of researchers, which is part of the Charter, 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.

In the "Provincial collective work contract for personnel of Foundations referred to the Provincial Law No. 14 dated 2nd August 2005", art. 59, "Statute of researchers freedom " (italian only), comma 2, is cited the Charter and Code and recognized the value and importance of its principles.

Since 2008 the Research and Innovation Centre (CRI) of the Foundation is following the initiatives of the European commission promoted by the "Euraxess - Researchers in motion " webportal, before signing the "Commitment of Quality Assurance for the Euraxess Jobs Portal" and after through an endorsement letter of the Charter and Code.

The CRI is now following the initiative "Human Resources Strategy for Researchers Incorporating the Charter & Code”, a support tool to provide recognition of the systematic uptake of the Charter and the Code and hence increase the transparency of employment conditions and the attractiveness of a research entity.