23/02/2018 - 09:00
    Hungary, Budapest
    23/02/2018 - 14:00
    Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. & National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary

EURAXESS Bridgehead of Hungary, Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd and the National Research, Development and Innovation Office jointly invite you to the HR Strategy for Researchers Workshop to be held at the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (1077 Budapest, Kéthly Anna tér 1.) on 23 February 2018.


The "HR Excellence in Research" award gives public recognition to research institutions that have made progress in aligning their human resource policies with the principles set out in the "European Charter & Code for Researchers". To date, almost 1000 European universities and research organisations have endorsed the principles of the Charter & Code, while more than 400 organisations use the "HR Excellence in Research" award. Institutions that have been granted the right to use the award can use it to highlight their commitment to implement fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures for researchers.


The workshop will offer a general overview of both the Charter & Code and the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers. It will also detail the implementation process and will explain the benefits and impact for both institutions and researchers. In addition, examples to follow and good practices are also to be introduced. Presentations are planned to be interactive and will be followed by a specific Q and A session with all the speakers to make sure participants can get answers to all their questions.


This workshop is recommended both to institutions just wishing to understand the Charter and Code in more depth and to those which are set to start the implementation of the HR Strategy for Researchers.


Please note that registration is mandatory and should be done by 16 February 2018. The language of the workshop will be English.

Location: NKFIH, Budapest, 1077, Kéthly Anna tér 1., 2nd floor, room 231



9:00 – 9:30


9:30 – 9:45

Welcome and introduction by the workshop hosts:

 Nóra Jeney (National Office for Research, Development and Innovation) and Ádám Molnár  (Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd.)

9:45 – 10:15

Solution to a problem of mobile researchers: RESAVER, the pan-European pension fund for researchers – Gabriella Kemény (Central European University)

10:15 – 10:30

How can EURAXESS help the process? – Ádám Molnár (Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd., Budapest)

10:30 – 11:00

Charter & Code and  Human Resources Strategy for Researchers: what  you should know – Irmela Brach and Kitty Fehringer (European Commission,  via remote connection)

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:00

How to implement the HRS4R? Overview of the process – Barbara Unkovic (Juraj Dobrila University of Pula)

12:00 – 12:45


Benefits and impact for institutions and researchers; practical aspects of the process ; good practices from institutions


Dario Pellizzon (Ca’ Foscari University, Venice)

Corina Abraham-Barna (Banat’s University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania”, Timișoara)

Giuliana Sabbatini (University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien)

12:45 – 13.15

Share your thoughts: Q and A session with the speakers

13:15 – 14:00


Individual consultation (upon request)


End of meeting



Introduction of Speakers

Nóra Jeney

Deputy Head of Department, Department of International Relations, National Office for Research, Development and Innovation


Ádám Molnár

Head of Area, Knowledge Management Centre, Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research


Gabriella Kemény

Director of Human Resources, Central European University


Irmela Brach

Senior Policy Officer, DG Research & Innovation, Open Innovation and Open Science, Unit Open Science and ERA Policy, European Commission


Kitty Fehringer

Coordinator of the EURAXESS Services Network, DG Research & Innovation, Open Science and ERA Policy, European Commission


Barbara Unković

Office for International Affairs, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula


Dario Pellizzon

Head Of Research, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia


Corina Abraham-Barna

Assistant Professor, Head of the International Students Office, Banat's University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine "King Michael I of Romania", Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions National Contact Point


Giuliana Sabbatini

Coordinator of R&D and Project Service, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien

    Kéthly Anna tér 1.