The European Commission has published a study that provides new insights on the impact of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) under Horizon 2020, the former EU’s research and innovation framework programme, two years after its end.
One of the main findings is that the MSCA are highly valued for their bottom-up approach and the freedom they provide to develop research projects in any scientific area.Stakeholders also said that the MSCA delivered great results and boosted excellence and scientific competitiveness. In addition, they appreciated training and career development opportunities for individual researchers, cooperation with partner institutions from other countries and access to top international experts.
Furthermore, participants of the study valued that MSCA helped boosting researchers’ skills, careers and international mobility.
On the structural level, participants highlighted the positive impact the MSCA programme has on organisational practices, such as enhancing working conditions by providing equal and inclusive opportunities for researchers.
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