European Research Area

The aim of the European Research Area (ERA) is to create an open labour market for researchers where researchers can move and interact freely, benefit from world-class infrastructures and work with excellent networks of research institutions. It includes research and development activities, programmes and policies in the EU that involve international perspective.

In this context, EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion was launched to provide access to a wide range of information services and support to researchers who want to conduct their research career in Europe or who want to continue linked to research activities in Europe.




One of the three pillars of the EURAXESS, called Rights, aims at improving employment and working conditions for researchers in Europe and to help enhance the attractiveness of the research career in Europe.

One of the cornerstones of EURAXESS Rights section is the implementation of the European Charter for Researchers (European Charter for Researchers) and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers).

UCM Commitment

The UCM is committed to improve its Human Resources policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Resarchers.

In December 2015, the UCM endorsed the Charter & Code. In May 2017, the UCM started its Gap Analysis and the development of its Action Plan in order to aling its practices and policies to the principles of the Charter and Code.

In March 2018, the UCM has finished this first process and published the Action Plan. Further details here.