MSCA2020.HR Video Conference

19th June 2020

The MSCA Video Conference MSCA2020.HR: MSCA impact and future challenges, held on 19th June 2020 under the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, served as a platform to discuss impact and importance of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions on achieving fair and positive brain circulation, attracting and retaining excellent researchers, as well as inspiring participation in R&I programmes.

Conference recap

Introduction and opening remarks

  • Mariya Gabriel - Commissioner - DG Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Blaženka Divjak - Minister of Science and Education

Keynote speaker

  • Vibor Jelić - Astrophysicist, Ruđer Bošković Institute

Panel Session 1: Achieving a fair and balanced brain circulation

  • Tome Antičić - State Secretary for science and EU funds, Croatian Ministry of Science and Education
  • Caroline Hornstein Tomić - Scientific Advisor, Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar
  • Kristin Kraav - Senior Adviser of Estonian Research Council

Panel Session 2: How to attract and retain excellent researchers?

  • Tomas Jungwirth - Member of the ERC Scientific Council
  • Mostafa Moonir Shawrav - MCAA Chair of the Executive Committee
  • Stijn Delauré - Policy officer, DG Research & Innovation of the European Commission, Academic R&I and Research Organisations (RTD.G2)

Panel Session 3: Enabling inclusiveness and participation

  • Filip Týc - Department of Management OP, Operational Programme Research, Development and Education, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic
  • Maria Górna - Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA)
  • Tanja Vučković Juroš - Editor-in-Chief of the Croatian Sociological Review, the official journal of the Croatian Sociological Association

Panel session 4: From MSCA impact towards the future challenges of young researchers

  • Leandra Vranješ Markić - Vice-Rector for Science and Innovation, University of Split, member of SEA-EU European University of the Seas
  • Cecilia Cabello Valdes - Director Open Science and Internationalization, Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)
  • Claire Morel - The Head of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions for the mobility and training of researchers and the development of excellent doctoral programmes, European Commission.

Video pitches – Examples of Good Practice

  • Hrvoje Šikić - Professor, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
  • Dario Pellizzon - Head of the Research Area Ca Foscari University of Venice - Italy
  • Anna Wiśniewska - Net4Mobility+ Coordinator at Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • An Jansen - Head of the International Funds team and Senior Research Policy Adviser, KU Leuven Research Coordination Office

MSCA Awards: Announcing the winners

  • Francesca Riva - Category I: Impact of MSCA on fellows’ career development for early-stage researchers
  • Marco Miniaci - Category II: Impact of MSCA on fellows’ career development for experienced researchers
  • Judit Chamorro Servent - Category III: Impact of intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility and transfer of knowledge

Conference closing remarks

  • Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva - Director for Innovation, International Cooperation an Sport, DG EAC, European Commission
  • Tome Antičić - State Secretary for science and EU funds, Croatian Ministry of Science and Education


Here you can download some of the presentations from the MSCA2020 conference.