In July 2017, Paris Diderot University is the 5th French university to obtain, by the European Commission, the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers label. She was quickly joined in November 2017 by the Paris Descartes University. A double label which contributes to the attractiveness of the institutions to researchers from all over the world and conditions the obtaining of research funding from the European Union.
The European Human Resources Strategy for Researchers, also known as HRS4R, aims to improve the recruitment and working conditions of researchers in research organisations and institutions. It is awarded an HR Excellence in Research label by the European Commission to institutions involved in this approach.
Within the framework of the European Research Area (ERA), the European Union wanted to promote the attractiveness of the research profession, encourage mobility and build real career prospects. To achieve these objectives, in 2005 the European Commission drew up a European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, both of which define the roles, responsibilities and rights of researchers and their employers. The Charter and Code (C&C) are intended to guarantee attractive research careers and to improve the recruitment and working conditions of researchers in Europe.
These objectives fully meet the policy of supporting excellence in research at Paris Diderot and Paris Descartes universities and the actions shared in this perspective with the members of the Sorbonne Paris Cité University (USPC), aimed at strengthening the attractiveness and international influence of the site and its successful integration into the European Research Area.
Being part of a voluntary quality approach, flexible but determined according to the model proposed by the European Union in the framework of the European strategy of human resources for researchers (HRS4R) brings a useful and effective framework to a work already initiated in this perspective.