This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101052293.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101052293.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101052293.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101052293.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101052293.

Welcome to Slovenia

ABOUT

The unbalanced mobility flows and the reintegration of researchers still represents a major challenge for the EU and its Member states, and contributes to the research and innovation divide within the EU. The geographical, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary mobility of researchers and other R&D personnel is a core dimension of the new European Research Area (ERA).

The 2021 MSCA Presidency Conference will highlight unbalanced brain circulation and aims to contribute to the realisation of the new ERA - a common scientific and technological area for the EU and single market for research and innovation.

The Conference will address the issue of return migration and reintegration processes of MSCA researchers to their countries of origin after the completion of their scholarships. These are challenges to multidimensional intra-European mobility flows of researchers. The Conference will demonstrate the extent to which MSCA researchers can reduce the research and innovation divide within the EU and, consequently, balance the mobility of highly educated talent within the EU.

Through the Conference the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU will provide a platform for in-depth discussions on unbalanced mobility flows and the reintegration of researchers. The objectives of the conference will be threefold:

  • raise awareness of the importance of return mobility and reintegration processes to foster balanced mobility flows of MSCA researchers;
  • showcase examples of existing good practices, barriers, instruments, and policies to promote the return migration and reintegration of MSCA fellows, bringing their research careers, knowledge, and skills, back to their country of origin at the end of their fellowship.
  • make recommendations for the implementation of MSCA return migration and reintegration instruments and policies at EU, Member State, research organization and individual level.

DRAFT PROGRAMME

Day 1, 15 November 2021 (Monday)
9.30 - 10.00 Warming up: Getting to know the virtual platform
Blažka Müller, Master of Ceremony
MSCA fellows in Slovenia (video presentations)
10.00 - 10.30 Welcome addresses
Simona Kustec, Slovenian Minister of Education, Science and Sport
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission
Urška Lampe, Slovenian MCAA chapter
10.30 - 10.50 Metka Hercog, Keynote speech
10.50 - 11.00 Discussion
11.00 - 11.15 Coffee/tea break
11.15 - 12.00 Policy panel discussion:
Addressing political challenges of MSCA to foster balanced mobility flows
European Commission, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Portugal, Academic and Non-academic sector, MCAA
12.00 - 12.15 Discussion
12.15 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.45 Workshop (break-out rooms)
Member States perspectives
Academic organisation perspectives
Individual and NGO perspectives
Precarity of academic careers
14.45 - 15.00 Notes from workshops
End of the first day
Day 2, 16 November 2021 (Tuesday)
9.00 - 9.10 Summary from the first day
9.10 - 9.30 Franc Bogovič, MEP's, Introductory speech
9.30 - 11.00 Policy panel discussion:
Moderator: Cecilia Cabello Valdés, Char of ERAC SWG Human Resources and Mobility
Addressing political challenges for Widening countries
11.00 - 11.15 Discussion
11.15 - 11.30 Coffee/tea break
11.30 - 12.15 Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the MSCA
The MSCA through the time – introductory video + round table
Key dimensions and roles of the MSCA
12.15 - 12.40 Marina Lukšič Hacin and Metka Hercoh, Reflection and conclusions
12.40 - 12.45 Tomaž Boh, General Director for Science, Ministry of the Education, Science and Sport, End of the conference

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