Conference "20 years of MSCA in Croatia and future perspectives for researchers' mobility"

Zagreb, June 19th and 20th 2017

Ministry of Science and Education of Republic of Croatia and Agency for Mobility and EU programmes are organizing this event in order to celebrate successful 20 Years of Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions which will also include a closing conference for The New International Fellowship Mobility Programme for Experienced Researchers in Croatia - NEWFELPRO.

Throughout these 20 years, Marie Curie Sklodowska Actions financed over 100.000 researchers who are a part of a global MSCA alumni network among which five are Nobel winners and one is an Oscar winner. MSCA is most important European Union programme that, by financing excellent science, encourages not only international mobility but also seeks to break the mobility obstacles between academic and non-academic sector. This way, the Programme contributes to innovation, development of new products and creating added value for society.

NEWFELPRO being the 100th Marie Sklodowska Curie COFUND and the only COFUND in South East Europe region, is ending on December 31st 2017. The goal of NEWFELPRO was to provide support to researchers implementing excellent projects, building international networks and promoting Croatian science globally. NEWFELPRO financed 76 researchers and their research projects worth 6.1 million EUR in total.

The aim of the conference is to give more insight in Marie Sklodowska - Curie Actions, experiences in implementing MSCA programmes and projects in Croatia as well as opening a discussion on the success of the Horizon 2020 programme and perspective for the future FP9.

Representatives of the European Commission, Research Executive Agency, ministries responsible for science and education policies along with researchers from Croatia and from abroad will attend the conference. The aim is to create a platform for an open dialog on public policies in the area of science with a special emphasis on framework programme and promotion of synergies of difference measures, activities and financial instruments.

Further information about the conference and application for attendance will be available on the NEWFELPRO’s official website, official website of Agency for Mobility and EU programmes and the official website of Ministry of Science and Education.

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