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The BMF presents its action plan for Human Resources Excellence in Research 2018-2022

The BMF has presented its human resources action plan in order to obtain the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ award bestowed by the European Commission. This award provides recognition for the institution’s commitment in developing a Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), aligned with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, both adopted by the European Commission in 2005.

The aim of the BMF is to show appreciation for its researchers and staff and provide a supportive, stimulating environment that promotes equality of opportunity, ethical integrity and work-life balance. In 2018, the BMF joined the European Charter and Code and began to form part of the Euraxess Network.

Today, we are able to present the Plan approved by the Foundation’s management on 1 December 2018. Once the plan is approved by the European Commission, its correct implementation will be assessed annually. It will also be submitted for external assessment by the European Commission.

The HRS4R provides support for research institutions and funding organisations in applying the Charter and the Code in their policies and practices. The aim of the Plan is to make research institutions more attractive to the researchers who work there and, in turn, attract new researchers. The ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo will identify institutions and organisations as providers and advocates of a stimulating, favourable working environment.

This document is intended to establish a comprehensive, coherent HR strategy by adopting good practices and international quality standards.

Further information:

Action Plan 2018-2022 (English)

Adherence of the BMF (English) 

European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Spanish) https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/

Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (English) https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/

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