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European Marie Curie Conference 2005
'Making Europe more attractive for researchers'

28-30 September, Tuscany, Italy
Proceedings available (50 MB)
Zip file. Instructions: After downloading the zip file, please extract all files in your local hard disk and run the powerpoint presentation (.pps) file.

European research centres, universities and industry, with the support of the European Commission, are organising the European Marie Curie Conference 2005. The conference will take place in Tuscany (Pisa/Livorno), Italy, between 28 and 30 September 2005.


The main purpose of this event is to give beneficiaries of Marie Curie contracts and fellowships the chance to share their scientific knowledge and experiences of mobility. They will also learn about and discuss current possibilities for further enhancing their career prospects within the European Research Area (ERA).

Conference participants will be able to develop communication and other complementary skills by presenting research results to non-specialist audiences, consisting of current Marie-Curie fellows and researchers from a broad range of disciplines and sectors, as well as policy-makers and journalists.

Marie Curie researchers are recommended to submit an abstract of their research project when registering. The selection of oral or poster presentations will be made on the basis of the quality, creativity and scientific interest of the presentation.

The event will allow an exchange of views with policy-makers, administrators (from public and private research organisations), the European Commission and industrial enterprises. The focus will be on research career opportunities in Europe and how these could contribute to the Lisbon objectives by reinforcing the human potential in research.

A wide range of topics will be covered either as key-note addresses or workshops and debates:

  • How to plan the research career
  • Public understanding of science
  • Employability of researchers – industry and academia
  • Interdisciplinarity of research

In addition, there will be a presentation of the “European Researchers Charter” and the “Code of conduct for the recruitment of researchers” on European research careers followed by a discussion on their implementation and impact.


Participation is open (no fees) to Marie Curie researchers currently working in a Marie Curie project belonging to the Fifth or Sixth Research Framework Programme.

The number of places available is limited and they will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

You can download here the official invitation of the event. (PDF - 292 Kb)

For further information and registration, please go to the conference website at the Tuscany conference site

last update: 29-05-2005