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The Policy Working Group is currently structured around three main groups.  These are:


- The Research Careers Group, which supports researchers' careers and liaises with the Initiative for Science in Europe;


- The Science Diplomacy Task Force, which focuses on science diplomacy and provides support to the activities of the EU Science Diplomacy Alliance;


- The Research Assessment Group, which focuses on European funding and science policies.


Previous interests of the working group have included questions such as researchers' mental health, refugees in higher education, career development of MSCA fellows and climate change.


Members with an interest in science policy and a modicum of time to dedicate to our activities (~2 hrs/month) are always welcome to apply to join us.


General literature


10 Tips for Researchers: How to achieve impact on policy (EC);


Advocating for R&D investment (Wellcome Trust).


Read some of our publications on Zenodo


MCAA on Zenodo.

Membership of the Chapter is free

But we hope you will contribute your energy and enthusiasm to support our activities



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Dureen Samandar Eweis

Interim chair

Latest Events

MCAA Around the World Webinar with Switzerland Chapter on Science Diplomacy! Title: “Exploring the Vital Role of Science Diplomacy and Evidence-Based Policy in Educating Future Scientists", Date & Time: Friday 14 June 2024, 1700-1830 CEST


We're thrilled to invite you to our upcoming MCAA Around the World webinar with the MCAA Swiss Chapter on science diplomacy and evidence-based policy! In this insightful session, experts will delve into how science diplomacy and evidence-based policy shape the education and careers of future scientists. Discover how these crucial elements drive innovation, international collaboration, and informed decision-making!

2nd Conference of the Researcher Mental Health Observatory (ReMO 2023)


THEME: "Evidence-Based Interventions for Fostering Healthy Academic Workplaces" The ReMO COST Action focuses on wellbeing and mental health within academia, a theme of strategic importance for the European Research Area and beyond. We would like to invite our fellow researchers and practitioners to critically think about reporting on Evidence-Based Interventions for Fostering Healthy Academic Workplaces. How can stakeholders in the research environment develop interventions tackling this challenge in a rapidly changing world? We therefore hope for an inspiring conference with presentations, workshops and keynotes that will not only showcase the newest findings about the cognitive, motivational, and emotional aspects of Researcher Mental Health and Well-being, but will also be a place to discuss the global challenges that shape the present and will define the future of our research workplaces. The conference will be a hybrid conference within the context of the ReMO COST Action with free online participation and in-person attendance at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

1st Conference of the Researcher Mental Health Observatory (ReMO 2022)


The 1st Conference of the Researcher Mental Health Observatory (ReMO 2022) will take place as a Hybrid Conference on 25th-26th August, 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. ReMO 2022 will focus on Bridging Research and Practice in Fostering Healthy Academic Workplaces

II Latin America MCAA Conference


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