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EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion is a key initiative by the European Commission which seeks to enhance the careers of researchers.

The initiative brings together the European Commission and 40 countries to provide a wealth of information on research careers across Europe. Euraxess comprises four focal areas:

Euraxess Jobs is a recruitment tool for researchers and research organisations in Europe.

Euraxess Services is a network of centres which assist researchers and their families when moving to, or living in another country. 

Euraxess Rights provides complete information on the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, both launched in 2005.
Charter and Code For more information on this focal area, please see 'Charter and Codes' below.

Euraxess Links is a networking tool for European researchers abroad. It provides information about research in Europe, opportunities for research funding, for international collaboration and for trans–national mobility.
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Charter and Codes

The European Commission has adopted a European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. These two documents, addressed to researchers as well as to employers and funders in both the public and private sectors, are key elements in the European Union's policy to make research an attractive career, which is a vital feature of its strategy to stimulate economic and employment growth.

The European Charter for Researchers is a set of general principles and requirements which specifies the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers as well as of employers and/or funders of researchers. The aim of the Charter is to ensure that the nature of the relationship between researchers and employers or funders is conducive to successful performance in generating, transferring, sharing and disseminating knowledge and technological development, and to the career development of researchers. The Charter also recognizes the value of all forms of mobility as a means of enhancing the professional development of researchers.

The General Principles and Requirements applicable to Researchers, Employers and Founders are to found here:


The Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers consists of a set of general principles and requirements that should be followed by employers and/or funders when appointing or recruiting researchers.

The General Principles and Requirements for the Code of Conduct are to found under:


Service Centre Lucerne

If you are a mobile researcher, the University of Lucerne can assist you and your family in every step of your move, starting in your home country and continuing until you have settled in a new one. This free personalised service is here to remove red tape and make your life easier. You will receive comprehensive, up-to-date information, as well as customised assistance on all matters relating to your professional and daily life.

First of all, please have a look at Euraxess Switzerland where you find important information on: 

  • Entry Conditions
  • Getting started
  • Working
  • Research
  • Families

University of Lucerne is currently setting up specific Information to plan and organise your stay in Lucerne. Please do not hesitate to contact us!


University Luzern
Euraxess Service Center Luzern
Catrin Scheiber, MA
Frohburgstrasse 3
6002 Lucerne

T +41 41 229 50 71

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