MCFA Workshop and General Assembly 2015

Start Date: 
Sat, 2015-02-28
End Date: 
Sat, 2015-02-28
Event Category: 
GenAssembly
Organiser: 
MCFA
Contact: 
office@mcfa.eu
Address: 
London, UK

On the 28th of February, at the Punch Tavern in London, we will gather to learn, share, network, discuss the future of the MCFA and elect a new board! We count with you to bring your enthusiasm. Below is the agenda for the event. We will bring to you news from European Commission, interesting results from our activities, insights from our partners and fantastic networking opportunities with a great social event!

We are extending the early registration fee until the 31st of January (20 Euros covering lunch and coffee breaks + 25 Euros for the social event). After that each fee will increase by 10 euros. You can register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Gihtg41FUPvyq0JdhPe5N2FCZYUCtJehEK9nXcw...

AGENDA

9:00 Registration

9:30 Career Session  “Researchers’ careers: does Theseus need a new thread across the labyrinth?”

  • Research Star? Teaching Star? How to think about career path alternatives as education becomes more important again - Chris Armbruster (Module Machine International, Europe PubMed Central)
  • New skills are needed:  "Constructive communication" improves you and your networks - Natalia Balcázar (MCFA)
  • New paths for science and scientists - John Peacock (Eurodoc)

Coffee Break (15m)  

  • Researchers’ voice on researchers’ careers: outcomes of the MCFA sessions at the ESOF 2014 - Maria Antonietta Buccheri, Maria Bostenaru (MCFA)
  • Mobile Researcher Pension Plan - the RESAVER initiative  - remote presentation by Andreas Dahlén (European Commission)
  • The European Commission perspective: new possibilities for researchers under Horizon 2020 (speaker of the European Commission - to be confirmed)

13:00 -13:55 lunch time

13:55 Start of the General Assembly (only for MCFA members)

  • Welcome, Agenda
  • Activity report, including the relationship to MCAA
  • Financial report
  • Statutes change
  • Election of the new Administrative Board

16:30 - 16:45 break

16:45 - 17:30/18:00 Open Space discussion:

  • What can be the function of the MCFA in the future?
  • Which are our motivations and how can we reach more researchers?

19:00 Social event: Dinner followed by entertainment!

 

MCFA at ESOF 2014

European Science Foundation and MCFA co-organized a session on "New concepts of mobility to foster career development and gender balance in Europe" at ESOF 2014 in Copenhagen, with several speakers and roundtable participants from MCFA. A report of the session can be found on the ESF website.

Congratulations!

On November 23rd the first general assembly of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) took place in Brussels. During the assembly the first MCAA Board was elected.

The MCFA wishes to congratulate all the elected members! We wish them to enjoy this new experience.

The MCFA has welcomed the initiative of founding the MCAA since the beginnings and we are happy to be able to contribute with the experience gained in years through the election of Axelle Viré as Vice-Chair, Maria Antonietta Buccheri as General Secretary and Anett Kiss as Ordinary Board Member.

We wish the MCAA to develop at its best and to have a great success.

The MCFA Administrative Board

 

MCFA statement about the MCAA

The Marie Curie Fellows Association (MCFA) is an international and multidisciplinary network of mobile researchers. It was founded in 1996 by the European Commission (EC) to promote the Marie Curie Actions and to provide a networking structure to Marie Curie fellows and fellows from former fellowship programmes like Training and Mobility of Researchers (FP4 and FP5).

Join us this Friday night for a drink!

Many MCFA members will gather this Saturday 23 November 2013 for the first general assembly of the newly formed Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) in Brussels. For all those that are arriving on the day before we are organizing an informal meeting on Friday 22 November, from 21:30 onwards, at "La Lunette"  in the heart of Brussels:

La Lunette
Place de la Monnaie 3 1000 Bruxelles, Belgique +32 2 218 03 78

http://en.yelp.be/biz/la-lunette-bruxelles

You will recognize the MCFA logo at the table but if you are having trouble finding us give a call to Rui (+ 351 934 351 687) and he will do his best to assist.

Online photo competition (submit your picture by 31st October 2013): "This is my Europe" and “My vision of Europe”

 

As part of its Relaunching Europe initiative, the S&D Group in the European Parliament is organising an online photo competition on the theme "This is my Europe". The competition celebrates the European Year of the Citizens, calling on them to show their vision of Europe, in their daily lives and for the future.

By entering this Europe-wide competition, participants get a chance to win one of many great prizes, including city trips for two people to the Latvian capital Riga (the 2014 European Capital of Culture), InterRail passes to travel around Europe, and cameras.

Entries should be submitted by 31 October 2013 and winners will be announced early December 2013.

For further information, visit the Relaunching Europe website and follow the competition on Facebook. If you will be accessing the contest from your tablet or smartphones, click on this link.

EACEA - Call for experts! Check out how you can become an expert for EACEA

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) manages European funding opportunities and networks in the fields of education and training, citizenship, youth, audiovisual and culture for the European Commission.

Since 14th of September 2013, the EACEA is looking for experts who will be assisting them in managing EU programmes in the field of education, audiovisual, culture, youth, sport, etc. Check out the website to learn more and find important documents for the application. If you would like to learn more about EACEA, click here.

Call for SCHOLARSHIP nominations 2014: Dan David Prize - deadline February 28, 2014

The Dan David Prize laureates annually donate twenty scholarships of US$15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students of exceptional promise in the chosen fields for the current year.

Ten scholarships are awarded to doctoral and post-doctoral students at universities throughout the world and ten scholarships at Tel Aviv University.

The Dan David Prize is granted according to merit, without discrimination based on gender, race, religion, nationality, or political affiliation.

In order to ensure that your research is relevant to one of this year's chosen fields, please read the field definitions on our website carefully before filling out the form

For information regarding the Dan David Scholarship nominations and submission, please consult the website www.dandavidprize.org

Call for PRIZE nominations 2014: Dan David Prize - deadline November 30, 2013

The Dan David Prize is awarded to individuals and institutions with proven, exceptional excellence and contributions to humanity in the sciences, arts, humanities, public service and business.

For information regarding the Dan David Prize and nominations submission, please consult the website www.dandavidprize.org

Euraxess Conference: Raising Researchers' Voices - opinions on jobs, careers and rights

This conference will be held in Brussels on 21 – 22 November 2013; the deadline for submissions is Friday 20th September, 5:00PM CET.

Participate in the "EURAXESS Elevator Pitch" or the "EURAXESS ERA Slam" and get a free trip to Brussels!

Full details: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/services/singleNews/1074

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