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Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)

In April 2023, NEC adhered to the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

NEC is currently following the procedures connected to the initial phase and receiving provisional certification.

On this page one can consult the documents produced in the successive phases of the HRS4R procedures.

Gender Equality Plan (GEP)

NEC is a private research institute. It currently has 17 people in its permanent staff (12 women and 5 men), and 27 researchers employed in various short-term, externally funded projects (11 women and 16 men). NEC has about 25 fellows selected annually who spend in the institute one or two semesters. Some other fellows or guests visit the institute for shorter stays. In 2020–2011, 17 of the selected fellows in residence for at least one semester were women and 10 were men. In 2021–2022 we had 13 men and 13 women as fellows, and in 2022–2023 a total of 15 men and 7 women.

The principle of equality of opportunity is an inherent part of our organizational culture. NEC is committed to ensuring that all its staff and fellows are respected. It promotes equal pay for equal work, promotes gender equality and work-life balance, tackles gender stereotypes and promotes positive role models, combats gender-based violence and ensures equal participation and representation in decision-making and leadership positions. NEC has established a gender mainstreaming approach to promote cooperation, reduce barriers, increase awareness and combat all types of discrimination.

The NEC management and staff are actively involved in the implementation of GEP’s actions. A commission comprising two staff members is tasked with this aim and collaborates with the management and the HR/accounting office to collect and analyze gender-related data. An internal report is prepared each year and its results will help the management take corrective actions in areas where improvements are needed.

Gender Equality Plan (GEP), 2023 in PDF