Published: 08.08.2016

MSCA from association to participation

European Commission has a campaign with the aim to help the Associated Countries, especially those that recently signed the association agreement, to improve their participation in submitted and successfully evaluated proposals. 

The Faroe Islands were associated to Horizon 2020 in December 2014.

The Info-meeting in Tórshavn on 15. September 2016 will focus on the possibilities in Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions.


08:45 – 09:15    Registration/Coffee
09:15 – 09:30    Welcome and introduction
Annika Sølvará, Director of the Research Council
09:30 – 10:45    Opportunities for funding within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
Maria Tsivertara, European Commission, DG Education and Culture
10:45 – 11:45    How to write a good proposal for ITN
Testimonial by Morten Gylling Jørgensen, Danish MSCA NCP
11:45 – 12:15    IF, focus on the new ‘Society and Enterprise’ panel
Maria Tsivertara, European Commission, DG Education and Culture
12:15 – 12:50    Brainstorming possibilities
- What can your NCP do for you?
- Euraxess and the Research Council
- Register as expert
Annika Sølvará & Maria Húsgarð, Faroese Research Council
12:50 – 13:00    Summing up
Annika Sølvará, Faroese Research Council
13:00 – 14:00    Networking lunch

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, named after the double Nobel Prize winning Polish-French scientist famed for her work on radioactivity, support researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective of nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines, from life-saving healthcare to 'blue-sky' science, are eligible for funding. The MSCA also support industrial doctorates, combining academic research study with work in companies, and other innovative training that enhances employability and career development.

In addition to generous research funding, scientists have the possibility to gain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with competences or disciplines useful for their careers.