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The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) have made a significant contribution to the European Research Area (ERA) and free movement of people and knowledge, by promoting the mobility of excellent researchers across countries, disciplines and sectors.

With the MSCA Conference, the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU aims to strengthen the impact of the MSCA programme through achieving the goals of the new ERA. Additionally, it will address unbalanced mobility flows that still represent a major challenge and contribute to the research and innovation divide within the European Union.

The Conference will focus on the issue of return migration and reintegration processes of MSCA researchers after the completion of their scholarships to their countries of origin. These issues are challenges to the multidimensional intra-European mobility flows of researchers. To achieve a more balanced talent circulation within the EU, we believe that balanced input and output mobility flows are necessary, in which reintegration processes play an important role.

The Conference is a continuation of the work of the Croatian and German MSCA conferences and the Portuguese Council Conclusions on attractive research careers and brain circulation.

Key discussion topics:

  • (Un)balanced mobility flows
  • Return mobility and reintegration processes
  • Precarity of research careers
  • Institutional best practices
  • Personal stories
  • Policies and instruments

Different perspectives in the discussion:

  • European Commission
  • Member States
  • Widening countries
  • Research organisations
  • Non-Governmental Organisations
  • MSCA fellows

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Open call to 31 October 2021 – Papers (Approx. 1.000 words) or Video (1 min)


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