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Have you completed a research period within one of the FP7 or H2020 framework programmes? You may request, through your project contact person or the legal entity authorised representative (LEAR) or the scientist in charge at the coordinating institution, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Certificate. To obtain the certificate, we invite you to compile the form available on the REA

  Celebrating the 150th anniversary from Marie Curie's birth, CERN, the University of Liverpool and the University of Munich, coorganised a multi-site event. Martine Reicherts, Director General DG EAC at European Commision, gave a landmark speech to honour Marie Skłodowska-Curie's life and stress the importance of the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions

NEWSLETTER About the Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings Special coverage: Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting About the Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings The Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings foster exchanges between scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines. What is it? Once every year, about 30 Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau to 

NEWSLETTER MCAA Indian Chapter kick-off meeting  Around 30 Members of the Indian Chapter participated in the launch event, which took place online. Fruitful interactions, suggestions and discussion gave rise to many proposals for activities in 2018. Praveen Kumar, Chair of the Indian Chapter, summarised the meeting for us.   Participants discussed

NEWSLETTER  Autumn 2017: What's on the MCAA agenda? Autumn 2017 is looking promising for the MCAA! Brian Cahill, Chair of the MCAA, gave us a sneak preview of what’s coming up for the Association. Supporting ESOF Session proposals The sessions focus particularly on researcher mental health, pensions and researchers from the humanities field. I am waiting


December 2017

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Kneemo Winter School: Dec 5th-8th in Salzburg, Austria
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We are organizing a Winter School on “Imaging in Knee Osteoarthritis” and “PhD – What’s next”? with our Initial Training Network Kneemo: in collaboration with the MCAA Austrian Chapter and are happy about interested PhD Students!

If you are interested or want to particpate, please find more information here:

Or send me an e-Mail:

Tuesday, 5 December, 2017 to Friday, 8 December, 2017, 09:00 - 15:15
Location City:
DTU Sustain Conference
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DTU Sustain 2017 gives you invited talks from industry and top researchers, mixed with contributed talks and posters selected from submitted abstracts, and presentations of development challenges from companies looking for your solutions and collaboration.

The Danish Chapter will be at the conference with a stand. We encourage all members from the Danish Chapter to participate in it!

See more here: 

Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 - 09:00 - 17:00
Location City:
Kgs Lyngby
06/12/2017 - 09:00 - 17:00
'Communicating science', Budapest, 7th and 8th December 2017
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Course outline: This workshop aims to provide researchers with necessary knowledge and skills to communicate their research to the wider public. Researchers learn first-hand from an experienced journalist how to publish their research in newspapers to reach non-academic audiences. The workshop also familiarizes students with social media channels such as Twitter, which can serve as a tool for communicating research ideas and findings.

Dates: 7th and 8th December 2017

Venue: Central European University, 9 Nádor utca, 1051 Budapest, Hungary


Registration: Mandatory, via the above web-site. Deadline for registration is 2017-10-27.

Micro-grants: Marie Curie Alumni Association members can apply for an up to €400 micro-grant, which can contribute to travel and accomodation costs for this course. The application should be registered on the MCAA web-site at by 2017-10-08.

NB: Transkills Cancellation Policy

Thursday, 7 December, 2017 to Friday, 8 December, 2017, 21:00 - 17:00
Location City:
MCAA Bulgarian Chapter Kick-off Meeting: Promoting Bulgarian science in Europe and worldwide
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MCAA Bulgaria Chapter Kick-off Meeting



Dear Bulgarian MCAA members,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the first meeting of the newly created Bulgaria Chapter:


“MCAA Bulgarian Chapter Kick-off Meeting: Promoting Bulgarian science in Europe and worldwide


The registration is available on the link:

Date: December 8th, 13:30 - 17:30

Venue: Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Hall 1, Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd. 15, Sofia

Final Programme:

13:30 Atanas Kostadinov, Chair of the Bulgaria Chapter - Welcome and introduction to MCAA  

13:40 A representative from the Sofia University -

13:55 Mihail Iliev, National Contact Point - ERC grants – other possibilities for research funding.

14:15 Antoaneta Mateeva and Gabriella Tchouprenska, National Contact Points – Specifics of the MSCA, Bulgarian participation in MSCA projects (statistics).

14:30 Vesselina Angelova – EC in Bulgaria – MCAA - from the beginning up to now.

14:45 Research project cases: meet the MCAA members in Bulgaria

·         Anife Ahmedova:  Coordination chemistry - from magnetic materials to cancer treatment, Sofia University;

·         Zhelyu Vladimirov: Small business competitiveness and innovation, University of Surrey;

·         Atanas Kostadinov: Reconfigurable logic circuits in education and research, Technical University – Sofia, Plovdiv branch

·         Maria Evtimova: Semantic agents for personalized searching, Technical University – Sofia;

·         Stefka Fidanova: Intelligent Optimization and Decision Making Methods, Bulgarian Academy of Science.

16:15 Maria Skłodowska-Curie 150th birthday celebrations – Maria Evtimova

16:30 Vision for the MCAA Bulgarian Chapter - Atanas Kostadinov – Chair of the Bulgaria Chapter

16:50 Roundtable discussion: decide the future activities of the Bulgarian Chapter - all attendees (moderator: Atanas Kostadinov – Chair of the Bulgaria Chapter)

17:30 Meeting closes

18:00 Social event (in the nearby restaurant)

The event is cost-free and there are a limited number of small stipends of up to 80 EUR for the MCAA members to partially reimburse travel/accommodation costs. All MCAA members are warmly welcome especially those who would like to get involved with the Bulgaria Chapter.




Friday, 8 December, 2017 - 12:30 - 16:30
Location City:
08/12/2017 - 12:30 - 16:30
Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM’2017)
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The International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM’2017) will be held in Münster, Germany from 11th to 13th December 2017. ICT-DM’2017 aims to bring together academics and practitioners who are involved in emergency services, ad hoc planning, and disaster management and recovery, in order to learn about the latest research developments, share experiences and information about this area, and develop recommendations.


Dates: 11 to 13 December 2017

Venue: University of Münster, Münster, Germany

Registration (mandatory):


Monday, 11 December, 2017 to Wednesday, 13 December, 2017, 09:00 - 18:00
Location City:
Spain & Portugal Chapter Project Management Workshop 2017-12-14
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The Spain & Portugal Chapter is organising a workshop on Project Management, to be held in Pamplona (Spain), at the Public University of Navarra (UPNA), on December 14th.

The event is free, thanks to MCAA support, but registration is required due to space limitations: MCAA members have priority for registration.

Registration: please fill in the form at:

For any questions: please contact directly the MCAA members organising the event: Juan A. Blanco: Yueh-Hsin Lo:

Hope to see many of you in Pamplona!

Thursday, 14 December, 2017 - 09:00 - 18:00
Location City:
14/12/2017 - 09:00 - 18:00
Workshop on Project Management
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The ability to manage research successfully is vital to every researcher’s career. With a learning-by-doing approach, the goal is to enable postdoctoral researchers to turn their funded European project into a successful executed project and obtain the neccesary skills and tools to cope with the challenges of managing European grants. This workshop is an essential resource and practical guide for researchers who are responsible for coordinating projects among different departments, executive levels, or projects with technical complexity.


The training course will cover a half-day programme with 5 different sessions focused on how to get a project off the ground, do it in a timely fashion, and on budget. The first session will be focused on the scope of managing Horizon 2020 projects, especially Marie Sklodowska Curie (MSC) projects. The second and third session will be focused on a deep vision of research project management: how to create viable objectives and credible budgets for the different specific aims, how to monitor and control the project, what to do if something goes wrong (setting a “plan B”), etc.


The last session of the day will be focused on Time management for researchers, with the introduction of new habits and techniques that can increase researcher productivity in key areas of project execution.

Registration: CLOSED

Thursday, 14 December, 2017 - 09:00 - 18:00
Location City:
14/12/2017 - 09:00 - 18:00
Researchers without borders: let’s discover your opportunities in Europe
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Do you plan to go abroad during or after your PhD?

With a postdoctoral fellowship or for a position in the industry?

Are you looking for country-specific information on funding schemes, employers, recruitment process, professional codes?

This event is made for you!

Dates: 11th & 12th December 2017

Venue: CIUP Fondation Biermans Lapotre (RER B “Cité Universitaire”), Paris

General information: See organisers web-site

Registration: NB: Deadline = 2017-12-04



Monday, 11 December, 2017 to Tuesday, 12 December, 2017, 09:00 - 18:00
Location City: