Workshops

October 1, Parallel Sessions 13:45 - 16:00

Four parallel workshops will look at different aspects of MSCA from a horizontal perspective, taking into account the entire environment of European and national R&I structures and funding.

WS A.1:

MSCA and the impact on career development

What is the impact on the career of individual researchers of all scientific ages, and in how far are the career prospects increased further to participation in MSCA funded projects or fellowships? This session will take up existing research results and identify the challenges for further increasing the Impact.

Chair
BARBARA ZIMMERMANN

Rapporteur
MARTINA LEINER

Input Working Group
J. E. VAN DER BOON
KOEN JONKERS
DEAN VULETIC

WS A.2:

MSCA as facilitator for mobility of researchers

This workshop will take a look at the unique selling point of MSCA in Europe for the international and intersectorial mobility of researchers and look at the issues that MSCA and related instruments are or should be addressing in order to create the best conditions for brain circulation of researchers in Europe and their potential for global research collaboration and mobility.

Chair
ALIE KWINT

Rapporteur
FELIX BECKENDORF

Input Working Group
ANDREA HANDSTEINER 
GABRIELLA KEMENY
JANET METCALFE
MATTHEW DIFRANCO 

WS A.3:

MSCA enhancing the societal impact of researchers

This workshop will focus on the excellence of researchers funded by MSCA and their interaction with citizens and society. Part of the discussions will touch upon the question of the public view on researchers and focus on the uptake of MSCA research results in order to solve societal challenges and will in this context also discuss the future synergies of MSCA with the missions of Horizon Europe as well as with regional and national Programmes.

Chair
ZORANA BARIŠIĆ

Rapporteur
MOSTAFA MOONIR SHAWRAV

Input Working Group
DELYTH MORGAN
INKA VAVERKOVÁ
BARBARA ABRAHAM
EVA WYSOCKI

WS A.4:

MSCA and their innovation potential

This workshop will address the involvement of the private sector and in particular of SMEs in the MSCA and how the innovation potential of project outcomes needs to be addressed, also at a regional and national level. It is expected that discussions will be around reducing obstacles for SME and enterprises to make best use of MSCA, the results of the Innovation Radar for MSCA and the potential synergies of MSCA innovations with other EU instruments and policies, such as the future EIC and EIT.

Chair
JULIANE SAUER

Rapporteur
THERESE LINDAHL

Input Working Group
YEGOR DOMANOV
GIULIANA SABBATINI
BRIAN CAHILL
REINHARD TATSCHL

OCtober 2, Parallel Sessions 10:45 - 12:15

MSCA focus on excellent and open science and address any field of research and innovation from basic research up to market take-up and innovation services. MSCA furthermore contribute to the ERA in making it more effective, competitive and attractive. The Areas of Intervention for the future beyond 2020 reflect on the need for MSCA being flexible in responding to global challenges and referring to excellence and attractiveness for researchers at the same time.

WS B.1:

Nurturing Excellence through Mobility - FELLOWSHIPS

The aim of this session on “MSCA nurturing Excellence through mobility – Fellowships” is to generate and exchange ideas on enabling researchers to move and collaborate between countries, sectors and disciplines. How to optimally deliver highly skilled talents to society through a fellowship programme? How to further strengthen mobility and career development for experienced researchers, including through inter-sectoral exposure? How to improve the action's attractiveness even more to both newcomers and excellent scientists while coping with the increasing demand?

Chair
KLAUS-GÜNTHER BARTHEL

Rapporteur
ANA MAFALDA DOURADO

Input Working Group
STIJN DELAURÉ

WS B.2:

Fostering New Skills - NETWORKS

The focus of this session on “MSCA fostering new skills-Networks” is to generate and exchange ideas on promoting the optimal development of Europe´s human resources in research and innovation in order to generate new knowledge, develop skills and create a coherent framework for researchers´ careers and training in Europe. How to simplify Innovative Training Networks? How to cope with oversubscription? How to foster collaboration between academia and companies, government, non-profit and other non-academic sector entities? How to improve impact of the training programme on the fellows' career?

Chair
CRISTINA GOMEZ

Rapporteur

GARETH O´NEILL

Input Working Group
SOPHIE BEERNAERTS

WS B.3:

Strengthening Human Capital and Skills Development - EXCHANGES

The main issue of this session on “MSCA Strengthening Human Capital and Skills Development-Exchanges” is to generate and exchange ideas on how to support an optimal development of Europe´s human resources in research and innovation in order to generate new knowledge, develop skills and create a coherent framework for researchers´ careers and training in Europe. How can the future Staff Exchange programme foster enhanced cross-sectoral, international and also cross-disciplinary collaboration?

Chair
BRIAN CAHILL

Rapporteur
KRISTIN KRAAV

Input Working Group
MARTIN MÜHLECK

WS B.4:

Improving and Facilitating Synergies – SYNERGIES

The aim of this session on “MSCA Improving and facilitating Synergies – Synergies” is to generate and exchange ideas on how to adapt the current COFUND to be more effective under Horizon Europe. At the same time, this session will look at how to better create synergies and foster structuring effect together with other parts of Horizon Europe and other EU programmes (for example the ERDF, ESF+ and Erasmus+) as well as initiatives launched at national, regional or even institutional level. How can MSCA ensure optimal synergies of training and mobility programmes with national, regional, or institutional initiatives, across the entire ERA? What measures need to be taken to make the action more simple and flexible to facilitate greater take-up and impact on the ground?

Chair
PER MAGNUS KOMMANDAVOLT

Rapporteur
JENNIFER BRENNAN

Input Working Group
BODO RICHTER