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How is the European Commission's performance rated since 2014?

Of course, all MC fellows think well of the Commission - after all, it provided the means to radically impact your career - for the better ... This Commission has a budget of nearly 1 trillion EUR of which well under 10% went to support R&D. That does not sound very much but it is a long way from the 750M euro of the first Framework Programme in the 1980's.

MCAA Call to Minimise the Impact of Brexit on Research

The Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) has been following the evolution of the Brexit negotiations with major concern. We join the broader scientific community in emphasising that it is imperative for the UK, and to some extent for the ERA, that research and innovation cooperation programmes between the UK and the EU are maintained after Brexit.

Director of ERC Agency quits

A high-ranking EU civil servant leading the administrative wing of the European Research Council (ERC) announced his early retirement to staff on Monday, citing policy disputes.

In blunt email to staff, Pablo Amor, the funder’s top civil servant, says: ‘Things were not quite moving in the direction I wanted’