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Marie Curie Actions

under FP7

Kamila Partyka
European Commission DG Education and Culture

What are the Marie Curie Actions?
1996-2010 50 000 Marie Curie Researchers
35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0

Pierre and Marie Curie honeymoon, 1895

1996-1998 1999-2002 2002-2006 2007-2010 2011-2013

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Significant EU fellowships programmes since 1990 (FP3) for researchers’ mobility Marie Curie label since 1996 (more than 50.000 fellows to date) Actions aimed at structuring training, mobility and career development for researchers Implemented through People Programme (FP7 2007-2013)

MCA . and equip them with appropriate transferable skills . return) researchers from around the world Best practice working and employment conditions.Objectives     Develop European human resources in R&D Stimulate people to enter researcher profession Retain & attract (incl. in line with the European Researchers Charter  Support the knowledge triangle by exposing new generations of researchers to both public and private.

mobility and research budget for the researcher . intersectoral. interdisciplinary) Application through competitive calls for proposals Selection criteria: S&T quality.MCA – main characteristic Some basic about Marie Curie Actions:       Addressed to researchers at all stages of their careers Open to all domains of research (bottom-up) Mobility (international. Impact Budget covers generally: salary. Training/ToK. Implementation.

MCA – Freedom of research SOC €158m 9% PHY €230m 13% COFUND €148m 8% CHE €179m 10% ECO €35m 2% 2007-2011:  EU contribution of €1870 million   5096 research projects funded Research topics freely chosen by applicants MAT €49 3% ENG €315 17% LIF €505m 27% ENV €207m 11% .

MCA – who is funded? (Early 1. funding bodies … . Companies.Post-docs 2. research organisation. Directly after the PhD OR having more than 4 years of research experience 3.Public & Private bodies 4. Having more than 10 years of research experience 3. SME. Universities. Directly after the studies AND less than 4 years of research experience (Experienced Researchers ERs) (More Experienced Researchers MERs) 2.Post-graduates Stage Researchers ESRs) 1.Senior Post-docs 4.

MCA – Promoting passionate researchers A unique scheme offering a wide variety of actions Initial training of Researchers Initial Training Networks (ITN) European Industrial Doctorates Innovative Doctoral Programmes For ESRs: For ERs (and MERs) Individual Fellowships Intra-European Fellowships (IEF) Career Integration Grants (CIG) International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF) International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) For Staff Exchange CO-FUNDING Co-funding of national programmes Industry-Academia Partnership and Pathways (IAPP) International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) .

MCA triple “i” dimension of mobility Cross-sector Intersectoral Cross-border Excellence Cross-discipline Interdisciplinary International .

MCA .Excellence in research training  Excellent training environment:   Top research groups Triple “i” dimension  Enhanced through:    Courses/Workshops/Conferences Secondments Networking and Outreach  Supervision and follow-up:   Dedicated supervisor Careers development plan and monitoring  Transferable skills:     Entrepreneurship and business skills Intellectual property and patenting rights Project management And others… .

Moldova can also present projects for IDP.Initial Training Networks (ITN) € and interdisciplinary networks of organisations presenting a joint research training programme with strong outreach activities From 2012 WP – pilot project on European Industrial Doctorates (EID) Mono-partner ITNs . Moldova will be counted as one of the partners required by the minimum eligibility rule for consortium under multi-ITN or EID.9 billion in FP7 Aim to improve career perspectives of early stage researchers in both public & private sector    Multi-partner ITNs .  About 10 000 researchers to be funded .Innovative Doctoral Programmes (IDP) As an associated country.

MCA initial training Country 1 University or Industry University or Industry Multi-ITNs University or Industry Country 3 Objectives University or Industry Country 2  Structuring of high-quality initial research training existing in Europe  Equip future generation of researchers with right skills  Improve the employability and career perspectives of ESRs .

MCA pilot doctoral scheme European Industrial Doctorates University or Industry ≥ 50% Country 1 University /Laboratory Industry Country 2 Objectives  Develop innovative aptitudes and entrepreneurial mindsets  Improve the employability and career perspectives of doctorate holders  Involve companies in doctoral training  Strengthen the cooperation between universities and companies .

MCA innovative doctoral training Country 1 University or Research Innovative Doctoral Programmes University or Industry University or Industry Industry Other country Other discipline Other sector Objectives    Innovative training programme addressing the triple „i‟ dimensions Equip doctoral candidates with innovative skills (scientific and transferable skills) Quality and quantity of supervision of doctoral candidates .

Industry–Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) Foster research collaboration between non-commercial (public) research organisations & commercial enterprises    Based on common research project Intersectoral mobility & skills exchange Staff secondments (ESR or ER level) & recruitments of experienced researchers (ERs) ~ €350 Million in FP7 As an associated country. Moldovan organisations will be counted as one of the partners required by the minimum eligibility rule for IAPP consortium  About 6 000 researchers to be funded .

risk research without the risk Actively directing the research towards the need of the company Identifying commercial opportunities and developing them within the academic environment Acquiring know-how and skilled research staff SMEs in particular: research equipment • • • • • Academia: Alternative career opportunities Value new generation of researchers appropriately Easier commercialisation of new ideas Increased funding potential through new networks Funded researchers .IAPP – win-win for both sectors Industry: • • • • • Alternative paths to innovation .

active in Europe Mobility in Europe: from a MS or AS to another MS or AS Personal Career Development Plan Up to 2 years of funding New Career Restart panel Career Integration Grants (CIG)   Financial contribution of 25 000 €/year (flat rate) during 2-4 years Host institution in Europe (MS/AC). including salary of researchers or assistants As an associated country. Moldovan organisations can host researchers under IEF and CIG .Life-long Training and Career Development €1.6 billion in FP7 Intra-European Fellowships for career development (IEF)      Nationals of any country. including country of origin  Research costs.

running such schemes at European level Eligible researchers:  Experienced researchers  Three types of trans-national mobility: Outgoing: to another MS/AC/TC* Incoming: from another MS/AC/TC* Re-integration: from TC to home MS/AC (after a research stay of at least 3 years) EU contribution:  40% of the fellowship costs for eligible researchers (max.COFUND Co-funding of Regional. academies.MCA . National and International Programmes (COFUND) Participant rules: Organisations funding and managing a fellowship programme in EU MS or AC  Official public bodies (ministries. councils. Moldova can present (a) programme(s) for Marie Curie co-funding. charities. 10 M€ per participant) As an associated country. . …)  Other public/private bodies (large research organisations. agencies. …)  Bodies at international level.

000 MD can host researchers coming from other third countries (non MS/AC).International Dimension International Outgoing Fellowships for career development (IOF)     Initial outgoing phase outside Europe for up to 2 years 1 year compulsory re-integration phase in a Member State or Associated Country For experienced researchers only Personal Career Development Plan MD will not anymore be eligible as a third country host. . MD researchers can benefit from IOF to go outside EU MS and AC.MCA . International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)   Mobility from Third Countries to Europe funded up to 2 years Return grant of one year possible for ICPC countries of €15.

International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) Objective: To establish or deepen partnerships between at least 2 research organisations in Member States/Associated Countries and 1 organisation in Countries covered by the European Neighbourhood policy and Countries with S&T Agreements through a joint programme of exchange of researchers .

technical staff Exchanges to/from Europe (not between EU/AC partners) Staff are seconded (salary is paid by the institution of origin) Partner institutes select their staff for exchange EU contribution: 1900€ researcher/month (+ 200€ for long distance) For ICPC an identical EU contribution is provided if requested As an associated country. Staff exchange between MD and EU/AC will not anymore be eligible.  . management. Moldovan institutions can participate in exchange only with OTC.Exchange Programme IRSES        Multi-annual joint exchange programme (balanced & coordinated) Short term exchanges (up to 1 year per person in total) Staff: researchers.

368 million EU budget allocated so far to Moldovan institutes (2007-2010) 6 Moldovan institutions participating in Marie Curie Actions.Months of mobility funded under IRSES 2008-2010 200 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 2009 2009 2010 Total Fellow/months EU/MD Fellow/months MD/EU .MD participation in FP7 MCA 9 Moldovan researchers funded in Marie Curie Actions (calls 20072010) € 0. 4 of them in IRSES (2007-2010) 182 researcher/months of mobility from MD to EU funded under IRSES (2008-2010) Moldova .

Promote research careers. in particular towards young people and their parents. Point out the positive impact of the researchers' job in daily life of citizens.Researchers’ Night Objective:   Bringing closer general public and researchers. i. Organised once a year on the fourth Friday of September. from late Friday afternoon until early morning the next Saturday       No requirement/limitation regarding the science topics dealt with Addressing all age groups of the general public Activities allowing a direct and active involvement of the public .e. the 28th September Duration: one evening/night. in 2012.

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