Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions shape research in EU

Yesterday, Nature published a good synthesis of how research and researchers are shaping EU activities around science. For instance, the European Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions pay each year 9,000 scientists to move within EU, to other countries or to move to EU. And this resource of funding is even more important nowdays since it is  now filling a major gap left by national funding agencies.

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More than 80% of those who had worked abroad saw a positive effect on their research output (see go.nature.com/28wvqta) but there is also a downside of mobility since some countries are simply losing talent: “Countries such as the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Sweden tend to be net attractors for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, whereas Spain, Greece and Italy lose talent.” Definitely, something to think about…

 

 

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