• Status: Upcomingfrom 25-10-2017to 25-10-2017

Re@ct aims to promote research careers among youngsters and dispel stereotypes about researchers and research. For this purpose, the European Commission envisages bringing Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSC) researchers closer to learners at schools and universities. Re@ct is a pilot project and limited to Belgium in 2016 and extended to 2017.

The action is split into two strands. Firstly and with the collaboration of the Representation of European Commission in Belgium, the MSCA Unit will organise several presentations at Belgian schools in order that they benefit from the outstanding research projects and experience of MSC fellows located in the country (or possibly elsewhere). In addition, several sessions within Belgian universities will be organised to inform students about the opportunities that a research career may provide them in the future, including through the MSC actions.

Keen on having a researcher for a session in your school? It is really easy! Have a look at the document, find more about their interesting projects abstract, their dates availability and language skills and book one by sending an email to: EAC-MSCA-COMMUNICATION@ec.europa.eu

The schools need to be reachable by public transport from Brussels (for those out of Brussels)


Re@ct: MSCA team at Lycée Français (Uccle, Belgium) 7 November 2017

On the 150 birthday celebration of Marie Skłodowska-Curie, the MSCA team keeps raising awareness about research and researchers' work to the students in high schools.

Through the testimonial of Aurore Burietz, Macroeconomics and financial history project (ITN), 100 students will have the chance to learn about her insight and the challenges and opportunities that becoming a researcher encounter.

Re@ct: starting a PhD or research career. Info session: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Keen on learning about the successful Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions funding scheme as it marks its 20 years? Join us for an information session in University of Ghent (Belgium) with Bodo Richter, Deputy Head of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions at the European Commission. Get the insight of Tom Gheysens, postdoctoral MSCA fellow at the University of Ghent and Science Slam winner in 2016 edition of the 'Science is wonder-ful! - European Researchers' Night' event in Belgium.

When: Wednesday 25 October from 16:40 to 18:50


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Map - Link to the University Ghent website

New round of Re@ct events 2017 starts in Antwerp. Talent Forum: 22 February 2017

MSCA team will be on site at the Talent Forum in Antwerp to provide information to visitors at the booth during the day and an informative session with some MSCA researchers as testimonials in the afternoon.

Speakers:  Kristof Geeraerts (UAntwerpen), Manel Laporta Grau, (European Commission, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture), Elli Bleeker (ITN MSCA fellow, DiXiT project, Letterkunde), Maciej Rogacki (ITN MSCA fellow, OpenMedChem project, FBD)

Further information and registration

Save the Date! 21 Nov at KU Leuven!

KU Leuven is the next destination of Re@ct where the MSCA team will introduce the audience to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and a set of MSCA (and former) researchers will join the event and share their advice and experience to the students on site.

Fellows & Titles of Testimonials

GM Velpula "Impact of Nanoscience and technology on Future Energy Devices"

Elise Kalokerinos "How to deal with how you feel: Understanding and training context-dependent emotion regulation"

Ehsan Moravveji "Stars are clever!"

Willeke De Haan "Specialisation of hepatic blood vessels"

Karl Duffy "How do we know whether populations of wild species will go extinct?"

Katrien Kolenberg "Studying stars through their sounds"

Register at: https://www.kuleuven.be/english/research/EU/workshops/open/Re@act_AboutstartingaPhDandresearchcareer

MSCA Team participated in the Science Week in Flanders coorganised by the University of Antwerpen where several groups of pupils from one school in antwerpen area learnt about Re@ct during a session 'behind the scenes' on a lab!. Date: Friday 28 October 2016. Venue: Campus Drie Eiken, building A, practicum room Session: Which medicines/drugs do you retrieve in this tablet?

The Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) took over and organised the 2nd Re@ct event for Belgian universities titled: « Forum des Financements Internationaux » which took place 13 October 2016 in its premises.

MSCA team was present and gave a presentation on the Actions and the audience benefitted from the testimonial of the current researcher at UCL and former MSCA fellow under Indivdidual Fellowship, Maryline Calonne who explained her professional research career path and the main outputs of her research project, Remediam, (Intra-European Fellowships with project reference: 623425) to the people.

Save the date! 4th of May at ULB campus!

Venue: room K3.201 in Building K of the Solbosch Campus of ULB Date: 4 May 2016

The first Re@ct event at university level takes place the 4 May 2016 at the ULB campus in Brussels. It is an event co-organised by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) with the support of the European Commission. The following MSCA researchers give their testimonial to the students precedeed by a presentation on the MSC Actions.

Jean Lacroix (ESR, FP7-ITN-2013, MacroHist (ITN) Eugenio Manovani (ER, FP7-IAPP-2009, Value Ageing)
Wei Peng (ESR, FP7-ITN-2013, ADEPT) Angelica Valente (ER, H2020-RISE-2014, Scaffy & H2020-RISE-2015, NanoBat
Jonas Juan (ER, H2020-IF-2014, Beta-splicenet)  


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The following organisations are working with this initiative: