H2020 – WP 2014/15
Part 3
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Education
and Culture
MSCA Objective
Ensure the optimum development and dynamic use
of Europe’s intellectual capital in order to generate
new skills, knowledge and innovation
Budget 2014-2020: 6 162 million €
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and Culture
MSCA - strategic programming approach
 Attract and retain research talent
 Develop state-of-the-art, innovative training schemes,
consistent with the highly competitive and increasingly
inter-disciplinary requirements of research and innovation
 Promote sustainable career development in research and
innovation
 Focus on delivering new knowledge and skills, in line
with the key driver identified in the strategic programming
approach
 Contribute to a strong partnership with MS via the cofunding mechanism
Education
and Culture
Key features of the MSCA part
 Open to all domains of research and innovation from basic research up
to market take-up and innovation services
 Entirely bottom-up
 Participation of non-academic sector strongly encouraged, especially
industry and SMEs
 Mobility as the key requirement - funding on condition participants move
from one country to another
 Promotion of attractive working and employment conditions
 Particular attention to gender balance
 Public engagement of supported researchers
 2014-2015: 9 calls foreseen -> one call per each MSC action per year +
one call covering 2 years of European Researchers' Night
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and Culture
Simplification
• Clear definitions of participants
 Two sectors: academic/non-academic
 Two groups: beneficiaries and partner organisations
• Broader understanding of industry involvement: participation
of businesses (including SMEs) and other socio-economic actors
• Streamlined definitions of supported researchers
 ESR/ER
 Staff members in RISE
• Mobility rules ~maintained (new Reintegration Panel
incorporated in the rules)
• Portability of IF grants
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and Culture
MSCA in H2020
Innovative
Training Networks
Individual
Fellowships
Research and
Innovation Staff
Exchange
Co-funding of
programmes
ITN
Doctoral and initial training
IF
Support for experienced researchers undertaking
international and inter-sector mobility
RISE
International and inter-sector cooperation through
the exchange of staff
COFUND
Co-funding of regional, national and international
programmes:
- doctoral programmes
- fellowship programmes
Support and policy actions
European Researchers' Night (NIGHT)
Non call-based activities
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and Culture
Innovative Training Networks
Main EU programme for structured doctoral training
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Objective
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to raise excellence and structure research and doctoral training
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to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage
researcher
Scope
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European Training Networks (ETN), European Industrial Doctorates (EID) or
European Joint Doctorates (EJD)
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Triple 'i' dimension of mobility and particular focus on innovation skills
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Support to ESR for 3-36 months
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Minimum eligibility condition: network of 3 participants (exception: EID with 2
participants only)
Expected Impact
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to enhance researchers' employability and provide them with new career
perspectives
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Individual Fellowships
Objective
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to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers
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to provide opportunities to acquire new knowledge, work on research projects in
a European context or outside Europe, resume a career or return to Europe
Scope
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Individual, trans-national fellowships awarded to the best or most promising
researchers
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European Fellowships (12-24 months) or Global Fellowships (12-24 months +
mandatory return phase of 12 months)
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Career Restart Panel and Reintegration Panel
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Secondments, notably in the non-academic sector, embedded in the career
development
Expected Impact
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to release the full potential of researchers and to catalyse significant
development in their careers in both the academic and non-academic sectors
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Research and Innovation Staff Exchange
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Objective
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to promote international and inter-sector collaboration through research and
innovation staff exchanges
to foster a shared culture of research and innovation
Scope
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International and inter-sector collaboration and transfer of knowledge
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Joint research and innovation project
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Secondments of staff members for 1-12 months
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Minimum eligibility condition: participants in 3 different countries (at least 2
MS/AC)
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Within Europe: only inter-sector secondments
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No secondments between institutions located outside Europe or within the same
MS/AC
Expected Impact
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to strengthen the interaction between organisations in the academic and nonacademic sectors, and between Europe and third countries
Education
and Culture
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Objective
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COFUND
to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excellence
in researchers' training, mobility and career development
Scope
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Co-funding new or existing regional, national, and international programmes to
open up to, and provide for, international, intersectoral and interdicisplinary
research training, as well as transnational and cross-sector mobility of
researchers at all stages of their career
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Possibilities of synergies with structural funds
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Doctoral Programmes (for ESR) and Fellowship Programmes (for ER)
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Researchers to comply with the mobility rules of the MSCA
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Minimum support for researchers: 3 months
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Implemented by a sole beneficiary
Expected Impact
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to exploit synergies between European Union actions and those at regional,
national, and international level, and leverage funding
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European Researchers' Night
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Objective
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to bring researchers closer to the general public
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to increase awareness of research and innovation activities
Scope
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Yearly event, typically on the last Friday of the month of September
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Focus on the general public, addressing and attracting people regardless of the
level their scientific background
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Special focus on pupils and students
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Promotion of the European dimension and gender balance in research and
innovation
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Involvement of researchers funded by Horizon 2020
Expected Impact
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to raise awareness of the importance of research careers
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in the long term, to encourage young people to embark on scientific careers
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