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, what are the links to other EU-funded programmes 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.

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.

WS A.3:

MSCA enhancing public recognition 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.

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 on 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.

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

WS B.2:

Fostering New Skills - NETWORKS

WS B.3:

Strengthening Human Capital and Skills Development - EXCHANGES

WS B.4:

Improving and Facilitating Synergies – SYNERGIES