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EDiTE at MCAA Conference and General Assembly

 

As part of the larger family of Marie Curie Actions under Horizon 2020 programme, each year EDiTE is invited to participate at Marie Curie Alumni Association’s (MCAA) General Assembly and Annual Conference. The location differs from year to year as hosts volunteer among the acting members of MCAA, and this year the event took place in Austria hosted by the University of Vienna. In the magnificent setting of tall old pillars, decorated ceilings  and lavish halls of the University that was founded 1365, the programme included a diversity of speakers and incorporating topics most current to research today.

Among the parallel sessions the participants could learn about research abilities, career paths, workplace harassment, mental health issues, entrepreneurship, as well as discuss concerns related to open science, issues and possibilities of supporting research mobility through programmes and deliberate upon ideas of science diplomacy. There were several sessions that focused on practicalities of funding for research and how to apply to different possibilities as postdocs or lead researchers, as well as how to finance networking, conferences and academic working groups. From EDiTE community, Helena Kovacs and Ezra Howard had the chance to participate and listen to the input as well as collect as much of valuable information for the rest of the network.

If interested to glance at the full programme, speakers or other relevant information about the event, please have a look at the MCAA official website and its section on the General Assembly and Annual Conference. Next year the event will take place in Zagreb, Croatia and as alumni, EDiTE researchers will be still able to participate.