The call will fund collaborative research projects and support ground-breaking research through international staff exchanges.
The second call of the MSCA-funded Staff Exchanges scheme under Horizon Europe closed on 8 March 2023.
The European Research Executive Agency received 196 proposals. Applicants requested a total budget close to €194.5 million.
Through this call, the European Union is expected to fund between 70 and 90 projects with an indicative budget of around €77.5 million.
Proposals submitted include the participation of 1453 different organisations in 105 countries.
Proposals are coordinated by organisations in 32 countries, with participation from
- Italy: 30
- Spain: 28
- Portugal: 18
- Greece, Poland and the United Kingdom: 13 each
- Germany: 11
- France: 10
- Turkey: 8
- Ireland: 7
- Finland: 5
- Estonia and Latvia: 4 each
- Austria, Cyprus, Norway and Romania: 3 each
- Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Sweden and Ukraine: 2 each
- Albania, Denmark, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Serbia and Slovakia: 1 each
Supporting collaborative projects through exchanges
The Staff Exchanges scheme funds short-term international and inter-sectoral exchanges of staff members involved in research and innovation activities of participating organisations.
The aim is to develop sustainable collaborative projects between different organisations from the academic and non-academic sectors (in particular small and medium-sized enterprises) from around the world.
People involved in staff exchanges benefit from new knowledge, skills and career development perspectives, while participating organisations increase their research and innovation capacities.
Source: European Commission | Marie Curie Actions (https://bit.ly/3Jw7KH5)