MSCA Staff Exchanges: Opportunities for the Western Balkans - a Regional Awareness Raising Event organised by POLICY ANSWERS and MSCAdvocacy

Event date
November 6, 2023
Short description

A dedicated Regional Awareness Raising Event, MSCA Staff Exchange Scheme for the Western Balkans is organised by the MSCAdvocacy and POLICY ANSWERS projects on 6 November 2023 at 14.00 - 15.30 CET.


Concept: The event is a cooperation between the POLICY ANSWERS project and MSCAdvocacy. It is embedded in a POLICY ANSWERS focus theme covering researcher mobility, see A representative of the Research Executive Agency will provide an outline of what the MSCA Staff Exchange Scheme is, followed by an introduction of various services to use for the preparation of a proposal such as the National Contact Points. We will also hear a success story and recommendations from an experienced project coordinator highlighting good practices from the region. The event allows for Q&A in the chat which will be addressed at the end of the event.

Target group: Representatives of interested organisations and stakeholders from the Western Balkans, e.g.  Higher Education and Research Performing Organisations but we particularly encourage also non-academic stakeholders to participate in the Staff Exchange scheme and this information event.

Background: Staff Exchange (SE) is an excellent opportunity for Western Balkans organisations and individuals because the mobility supported through this scheme has a strong capacity-building element, which is appreciated and needed. Although the SE scheme is already used by some stakeholders, there is a lot of potential for this particular scheme in the Western Balkans, as it allows for short-term mobility and includes different staff categories. The call is opening 5 October 2023 and closing 28 February 2024.

Please find more information about the speakers in the attached concept note.

Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Kosovo*
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • Engineering and Technology
  • General
  • Humanities
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
Event type
  • Webinar

Entry created by POLICY ANSWERS Project support on October 4, 2023
Modified on November 6, 2023