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European recognition of INRA's HR policy

In the extremely competitive context of international research, the creation of a European research area equipped with high-performance facilities for the benefit of society to promote innovation and support economic activity is essential. Echoing this issue, the European Commission initiated the "Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)" to increase the transparency of the profession and facilitate researcher employability to ultimately make careers in research more attractive, guarantee equal access to employment, and facilitate geographic and cross-sector mobility.


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Inra has been involved in this initiative since 2006 and is committed to the total transparency of its key HR actions, especially with regard to the openness of its recruitment and career development policy, social policy, and research environment. In 2010, the institute received the 'HR Excellence in Research Award’ from the European Commission in recognition of its commitment to the ongoing progress of its HR policy.


The European authorities ensure the continuation of the actions implemented by the Institute through regular reviews, and award renewal is dependent on this ongoing commitment to upholding this voluntary effort. INRA’s commitment to the continuing improvement of its human resources policy is highlighted through its HR objectives and their achievement. The follow-up is monitored by the division in charge of  human resources and sustainable development.