MSCA 2020

Achieving more together

Online Conference, 29 September 2020

Registration until 28 September, 12:00 CEST

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 2020 German Presidency Online Conference

29 September 2020

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is very pleased to host the online conference MSCA 2020 – Achieving more together on 29 September under the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Due to the unexpected developments in 2020 it is, unfortunately, not possible to hold the conference in the form it had been originally planned. We very much would have liked to welcome you all in Berlin in person. Nevertheless, we are convinced that together we will achieve a conference that is enriching for all sides, even in the new format.

Together for Europe´s recovery – this is the slogan of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union. While the European Union is facing its greatest challenge so far, the term together is more important than ever. Europe cannot overcome this challenge if we do not work closely together, closer than before.

Together, this is also needed when it comes to the MSCA, and that is why we have chosen the two main topics of the conference: on the one hand, “Synergies between the MSCA and the European Universities Initiative”, to achieve more together than these two funding lines could achieve alone; on the other hand “Supervision in the MSCA and beyond”, because we believe we have to work more closely together in the future of the MSCA. Behind every fellow, there is a supervisor, and we need to listen to the voices of the latter more carefully to make the MSCA an even greater success in Horizon Europe than they already are.

We are very pleased that the MSCA Falling Walls Lab will form the framework for MSCA 2020 – Achieving more together. Let us all look forward to 20 outstanding MSCA Fellows presenting their research. We are happy to provide the appropriate stage for the very important topic of science communication at our conference.