In 2017, the University of Žilina officially endorsed to the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, in order to receive the HR Excellence in Research Award. With this step, the University of Žilina has committed to strive for friendly working conditions, professional development and transparent procedures in the recruitment of researchers.
One of the WP3 goals is to help the partners in shaping a Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R).
On 8 December 2023, the Steering Committee and Working group members at UNIZA met to review the gap analysis, in which UNIZA compares the current state with the 40 principles stipulated in the Charter and the Code, divided into 4 areas (ethical and professional aspects, recruitment of new staff members, working conditions and social security, education and training).
During the meeting, the draft Action Plan with specific measures to address the shortcomings identified by the GAP Analysis, has been discussed and drafted.
The next joint meeting of the Steering Committee and Working Group has been scheduled in the first quarter of 2024.