• Status: Pastfrom 29-11-2016to 29-11-2016
  • Location:

    Hotel Plaza, Boulevard Adolphe Max 118, Brussels

On 29 November 2016, an event was held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA).

 

The event was held in Brussels, at the Hotel Plaza, Boulevard Adolphe Max 118.

Programme

Links to presentations are provided from the programme where available.

20 Years of MSCA
 

Moderation during the day: Julie Gould, journalist specialised in science careers

8.30 - 9.15

Welcome coffee and registration

9.15 - 9.30

Opening speech by Martine Reicherts, Director General of DG Education and Culture

9.30 - 9.45

Keynote speech : Professor Andrea Ferrari, Director of Cambridge Graphene centre, former MSCA fellow

9.45 - 11.00

Panel discussion looking back at MSCA over the past 20 years

Overview of MSCA programme since its creation: Alessandra Luchetti, Head of Department, REA

  • Jennifer Brennan, Ireland NCP
  • Business representative
  • Ivonne Nijenhuis, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ MSCA Coordinator
  • Professor Eckhard Elsen, Director for Research and Computing, CERN
  • Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, Minister of Education of Portugal, former MSCA fellow
11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 - 13.00

Ted-style talks by MSCA fellows tackling societal challenges

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

14.00 - 14.30

Ted-style presentations from current fellows on outreach initiatives

14.30-14.45

"Young Researchers' Declaration" - Shane Bergins, author of the declaration

14.45-16.00

MSCA after 2020: Where should we head for the future?

  • Orla Feely, Chair of the MSC Advisory Group
  • Business umbrella representative
  • Janet Metcalfe, VITAE
  • Yoran Beldengrun, MSCA fellow, Founder of Scientist Dating Forum
  • Professor Alvo Aabloo, Institute of Technology, University of Tartu, MSCA coordinator
16.00-16.15

Video Message of Jerzy Buzek MEP, Chair of ITRE Committee

16.15-16.30

Closing remarks by Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

 

Cocktail reception

 

Videos

 

Opening speech by Adam Tyson, DG Education and Culture

Keynote speech : Professor Andrea Ferrari, Director of Cambridge Graphene centre, former MSCA fellow

Overview of MSCA programme since its creation: Alessandra Luchetti, Head of Department, REA

Panel discussion looking back at MSCA over the past 20 years

Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, Minister of Education of Portugal, former MSCA fellow

Climate change "When will the monsoon come?": Veronika Stolbova, University of Zurich

Neuroscience: Christian Keysers, Institute of Neuroscience of the Netherlands

Food "Is stress eating you up?": Nadine Zeeni, Lebanese American University

Environment "Waste nutrients converted to energy with the help of nature": Francesco Ometto, Scandinavian biogas

Energy "How ticklish are offshore wind turbines?“: Agota Mockutė, University of Florence

Humanities and Art: Elizabeth Evenden Kenyon, Brunel University

Gravitational wave : Shubhanshu Tiwari, Gran Sasso Science Institute

From Stanford to Hejőkeresztúr : How to apply research to enable disadvantaged children to be successful in primary school

Dr. Emese Kovàcsné Nagy, School principal and teacher educator, Hungary

Researcher at School and Universities "Re@ct!": Xoana Troncoso, CNRS

"Young Researchers' Declaration" - Shane Bergins, author of the declaration

MSCA after 2020: Where should we head for the future?

Jerzy Buzek MEP, Chair of ITRE Committee

Closing remarks by Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

20 years of supporting researchers

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