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MSCA 20th Anniversary

EuroCenter, the Danish National Contact Points for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), is organising a festive networking event at Aarhus University on December 18, 2017. On this day we will celebrate the active and successful participation of Denmark in the MSCA over the past 20 years.

Time and place

Dec 18, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Aarhus University
Building 1422 - Richard Mortensen Room
Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2
8000 Aarhus C.

The Marie Curie actions are part of the European Framework Programmes for research and innovation and are aimed at the development of researcher’s skills, training and mobility of researchers. Over 1,000 researchers have received a MSCA fellowship to come to Denmark since 2007.

Why you should participate

Participation in the event gives you the opportunity to offer your input on how MSCA should look in the next framework programme, to learn more about how MSCA can be used as a recruitment tool and to get advice on your next MSCA application.

The day will start with a keynote on internationalisation in relation to scientific careers and mobility by the chairman of the board of the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Two representatives from the European Commission will present the MSCA since the inception 20 years ago and give an overview of the current funding possibilities in MSCA.

There will be an interactive panel discussion where you can share your opinions on the impact of the MSCA and the internationalisation of scientific careers with a view to MSCA in FP9.

Three successful researchers will present their MSCA projects and a prominent researcher will discuss how MSCA can be used as a recruitment tool.


09:30 Registration
Coffee, light breakfast and networking opportunity

/Head of Division Anders Ødegaard, EU Cooperation on Research and Education, Danish
Agency for Science and Higher Education


/Professor Peter Munk Christiansen, Chairman of the Board, Independent Research Fund Denmark and Aarhus University


/Stijn Delauré, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, DG Education and Culture, European Commission


/Professor Marie-Louise B. Nosch, Centre for Textile Research, Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen


Coffee break


Panel debate: The future of research mobility, careers and MSCA in FP9

Short presentations from:
/Deputy University Director John Westensee, AU Research Support and External Relations, Aarhus University
/Stijn Delauré, European Commission
/Peter Munk Christiansen, Independent Research Fund Denmark
/Professor Marie-Louise B. Nosch, Centre for Textile Research, Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen
/Head of Office for Research and Relations Claus H. Andersen, Technical University of Denmark

Input from the audience


Lunch and networking


/Head of Sector Christopher Reynolds, Research Executive Agency, European Commission


/Professor Kurt Vesterager Gothelf, Center for DNA Nanotechnology, Department of Chemistry and iNANO, Aarhus University


/Deputy Director Maya Jepsen, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus University


/Assistant Research Professor Qi Wu, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University


/H.C. Ørsted COFUND Postdoc Davide Bacco, Technical University of Denmark


Conclusions and end of day

Who can participate?

Marie Curie fellows, project coordinators, researchers from academia or industry, policy makers and potential applicants who want to learn more about the possibilities of the programme and meet experienced Marie Curie fellows and coordinators.

Participation is free but registration required.


This event will be held in English.

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last modified Dec 20, 2017