Career Workshop and General Assembly 2017

Start Date: 
Sat, 2017-02-18
End Date: 
Sat, 2017-02-18
Event Category: 
MCFA, CERFA and HeRA of the Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf

Place: Haus der Universitaet der Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet           Schadowplatz 14, 40212 Düsseldorf


Dear member, dear affiliate,

since last year 2016 we look proudly back to 20 years of activities at the Marie Curie Fellows Association. This year is time again to celebrate our biannual General Assembly. To make this meeting more exciting for all participants, we organize the traditional Career Workshop previously to the General Assembly.

And we want you to take part of it!


We are proud to announce the sponsorship of the Heinrich-Heine-University and of the Association of Spanish Scientists in Germany CERFA. Therefore, the Career Workshop is also open for Post-Graduates, doctorates and post-doc of the Heinrich-Heine-University and for members of CERFA. Check the interesting Agenda!

Due to the sponsorship of CERFA and HHU we can offer the participation of the members of CERFA and the students of HHU at the Career Workshop for free. MCFA members that are up to date with their payments will have also free entrance. Other participants will be asked to pay a fee for the Career Workshop directly on site of 40 EUR.

You can register following this link:

The Haus der Universitaet is really central and you have a broad offer on hotels around. In case you need some support to organize your travel, you can contact the MCFA local organization at the email


At the General Assembly, we will have the possibility to elect new members for the Administrative Board. This is your chance to get very useful training for personal development! Join us! Candidate for the Board!

You only need to send an email with your profile and your motivation to candidate until Friday 10th February 2017 at We will present all the candidates online the days before the General Assembly. Please, consider that only full members have the right to vote at the General Assembly and to candidate for the Administrative Board. It still possible to pay the membership fees for 2017, in case this is necessary.

To better prepare the future aspects to be treated at the General Assembly we want to ask you to fulfil following survey, it will be very helpful for us. It will only take two minutes:

Hope to see you in the city at the Rhine!


The Administrative Board





8:45 h                     Registration

9:00 h                     CAREER WORKSHOP

                              Welcome from the MCFA, HHU and CERFA

9:10 h                     Career Session Block 1

                              Reading job advertisements: What employers want and how to get there – Christian Dumpitak, HHU

10:15 h                   Story telling for Scientists – Ulrike Wolpers, Science Stories

11:15 h                   Coffee Break (15m)  

11:30 h                   Career Session-Block 2

                              EURODOC – A short view of the network – Claudia Dobrinski, Secretary Coordinator EURODOC

12:15 h                   What means for the personal development to be active at associations like CERFA, ITWIIN or MCFA. The voice of the experience:  

                               Gianna Avellis, Innova Puglia, Italy

                               Christos Christoglou, Covestro, Germany

                               Tanya Romacho, CERFA NRW, Germany

13:00 -13:55            Lunch time


14:00                       Start of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY (only for MCFA members)

                                 ·     Welcome, Agenda

                                 ·     Activity report, including the relationship to MCAA

                                 ·     Financial report

                                 ·     Election of the new Administrative Board

                                 ·     Future activities

16:30 - 16:45            Coffee break

16:45 - 17:30            Open Space discussion:

                                     -  Results of the survey

                                     -  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 



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