MCFA Workshop and General Assembly 2015

Start Date: 
Sat, 2015-02-28
End Date: 
Sat, 2015-02-28
Event Category: 
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!


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 - Margaux Kersschot (Eurodoc)
  • 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)

13:55 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

16:45 - 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