MSCA under Horizon Europe Information Event

Event date
March 23, 2021
Short description

Learn about the main features and changes to MSCA under the new Horizon Europe programme


Continuing researcher opportunities

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) will continue providing opportunities for researchers and organisations under Horizon Europe, the new EU Research and Innovation programme for the period 2021-2027.

MSCA is the European Union’s flagship programme to support scientific excellence and cooperation across countries, sectors and research fields. Researchers and organisations are invited to an online event on 23/03/2021 at 9:00 – 12:30 CET to learn about MSCA under the Horizon Europe programme.

Discover the main changes

This event aims to present the MSCA programme under Horizon Europe and to encourage organisations and researchers to apply. The MSCA will be simplified to make it easier to understand, implement and to apply for funding.

Participants will learn about the changes to the programme and hear from beneficiaries, project managers and fellows about their experiences. 

The information session is open to researchers, higher education institutions, research institutes, research funding agencies and any other organisations currently involved in the MSCA or interested in applying to future funding calls for the first time.

Private sector organisations and other socio-economic actors are also encouraged to use the event to become acquainted with the opportunities the MSCA provide for intersectoral cooperation.

During the event, a slot will be dedicated to individual experienced researchers seeking to apply to Postdoctoral Fellowships (formerly known as Individual Fellowships).

Join the event online

The event will be webstreamed live on 23 March 2021 (9:00 to 12:30 CET, Brussels time) Select the following link to access the live webstream of the event:

Ask questions

You can start submitting questions to the event from 18 March. Access the link to the MSCA/HE Info Event with the event code #37800 to send your questions.


Programme of Events

Note: This programme is subject to change


Opening speech

  • Themis Christophidou, Director General, Directorate General for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (DG EAC), European Commission


The MSCA under Horizon Europe: an introduction

  • Claire Morel, Head of Unit, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, DG EAC


Supporting institutions through collaborative research and programmes

MSCA Doctoral Networks (9:30-10:00)

  • Thierry Devars, Policy Officer
  • MSCA beneficiary, speaker TBC
  • Questions & Answers

MSCA Staff Exchanges (10:00-10:30)

  • Marlène Bartes, Policy Officer
  • MSCA beneficiary, speaker TBC
  • Questions & Answers

MSCA COFUND (10:30-11:00)

  • Manuel Gómez, Policy Officer
  • MSCA beneficiary, speaker TBC
  • Questions & Answers


Supporting excellent research through experienced researcher’s career development and training

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Eleni Konsta, Policy Officer
  • MSCA fellow, speaker TBC
  • Questions & Answers


Bringing science and researchers closer to the public

MSCA and Citizens

  • Julie Leprêtre, Policy Officer
  • NIGHT beneficiary, speaker TBC
  • Questions & Answers


Cross-action novelties

  • Boryana Yotova, Policy Officer

Applying to the next calls of the MSCA: practicalities, call calendar and submission deadlines

  • Lucy Swan, Deputy Head of Unit, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions


Conclusions and closing remarks

  • Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva, Director for Innovation, Digital Education and International Cooperation, DG EAC
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 28)
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
Event type
  • H2020 event

Entry created by Admin on March 9, 2021
Modified on March 9, 2021