The National Documentation Centre (EKT), National Contact Point for Horizon Europe and Co-ordinator of the Enterprise Europe Network-Hellas, invites you to the 'Career Opportunities for Researchers in Horizon Europe: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions' event to be held online through the Microsoft Teams platform on July 8, 2021 (16:00-18:15).
The event will focus on the new calls concerning the Doctoral Networks and Postdoctoral Fellowships of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), and is being organised in collaboration with the General Secretariat for Research and Innovation (GSRI), the European Commission and the Research Executive Agency-REA.
Participants will be able to learn about the new calls and submit their questions directly to the experts from the European Commission. The event will begin with the presentation of Eleni Konsta from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Department of the Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) of the European Commission, who will present the Actions under the new Horizon Europe programme, which aims to make an active contribution to scientific excellence and enhance jobs, equipping researchers with new knowledge and skills, and intensifying their participation in international and cross-sectoral collaborations.
Ioannis Bitsios and Thodoris Staikos, Research Programme Administrators at the Executive Committee of the European Commission (REA), will give more details about the activities of the Doctoral Networks and Postdoctoral Fellowships respectively, presenting the innovations and new elements, procedure and rules of participation.
Following this, the National Representatives and Experts for MSCA, Susanna Kolyva (Pasteur Institute), George Karystinos (Technical University of Crete) and Anna Rosenberg (General Secretariat for Research and Innovation), will make some preliminary remarks on the programmes's support for young researchers, and the connection with the academic, research and business community.
Dr. Cristina Pascual, National Contact Point for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions in Horizon Europe, will then talk about the networking and support services for young researchers offered by the National Documentation Centre (EKT). Finally, the services offered by the National Contact Points (NCPs) MSCA, which are the National Documentation Centre (EKT), the PRAXI Network / Institute of Technology and Research and the National Centre for Research & Technological Development (CERTH), will be presented.
Please note that the event will be held in Greek. Participation is free, but registration is required here.
Participants are encouraged to attend the European Commission Open Day on 1 July 2021 to get a first insight at the actions and to prepare their questions for the speakers.
Those interested can contact the MSCA National Contact Points for Horizon Europe Programme, Dr. Cristina Pascual (email@example.com) and Dimitris Marangos (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, with a budget of around € 6.6 billion (2021-2027), seek to meet the European goal of a strong, resilient, flexible and creative human resource base with the right combination of skills able to meet the future needs of the labour market and innovate.
In the period 2014-2020, the Horizon 2020 programme supported more than 65,000 researchers in Europe and worldwide, and funded over 1,000 top international doctoral networks.
The MSCA Doctoral Networks Action targets organisation networks for the creation of doctoral programmes, open to all research fields, including:
- Industrial Doctorates, for training in academic and industrial fields, under joint supervision.
- Joint Doctorates, for the co-operation of organisations that will lead to a joint / multiple doctoral degree.
The MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships Action is a funding programme for postdoctoral training open to all research areas. As part of this Action, postdoctoral researchers move to a new organisation in a different country, acquiring additional skills and abilities while working on a specific research project, and at the same time transferring their knowledge and experience to the new organisation.
EKT as a National Contact Point in Horizon Europe
EKT is the National Contact Point for Horizon Europe for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) programme in Pillar 1, for "Health" and "Digital Technologies, Industry and Space" clusters in Pillar 2 . It supports organisations, companies, academia and research organisations: from identifying funding opportunities to drafting and submitting proposals, implementing projects and exploiting research results. In addition, it contributes to the recording and analysis of Greece's participation in European research and innovation programmes. As a National Contact Point, it supports the implementation of ongoing projects under Horizon 2020.
With combined value-added services, EKT supports the Greek research and business community to excel and grow internationally. As co-ordinator of the Greek node of the Enterprise Europe Network, the largest business support network in the world, it provides services complementary to those of the National Contact Points, acting as a 'one-stop-shop' for informing companies on European issues, to finding business partnerships abroad, for technology transfer and innovation services, for mediation in international technological collaborations, for access to European funding and finding partners to participate in research proposals.