The Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) invites young researchers to our General Assembly and Annual Conference in Salamanca from 24-24 March 2017.
The Marie Curie Alumni Association was launched initially as a restricted-access web-site in 2012. In November 2013, the first general meeting of registered users of this web-site was held in Brussels; this paved the way for the official creation of the MCAA as an AISBL (international not-for-profit association) under Belgian law on 7th February 2014.
Membership of the MCAA is free of charge, and open to any past or present Marie Curie researcher; i.e. any past or current beneficiary of funding under any of the past or present schemes proposed as part of the European Commission's Marie Curie programme, which encourages international mobility among researchers. Around 50 000 researchers have already benefitted from the programme and this number is rising fast.
The association is governed by a Board elected by the MCAA members; a small group of board members constitute an Executive Committee. Funding and support for the MCAA is provided by the European Commission (Directorate General for Education and Culture), in the form of a service contract set up (following a public call for tender) with a contractor (a consortium of two commercial companies Inovamais and Intrasoft International) who undertakes a range of actions to assist in the creation, development and running of the association.
Details of the agenda and registration can be found on the MCAA web portal: https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/events/2017-mcaa-conference-and-general-assembly
The 2017 MCAA Conference and General Assembly will be held on Thursday 23nd, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th March 2017 in Salamanca, Spain. The host for this event is the University of Salamanca, in cooperation with the MCAA Spain/Portugal Chapter.
The program covers researcher career development, researchers as citizens, science communication, start-ups, pension literacy, communications skills, and networking. The plenary speaker is Sophie Beernaerts, the Head of the Unit of the Eruopean Commission responsible for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Please encourage members of your consortium to take part in this event.
The MCAA is supported by the European Commission. Membership of the MCAA is free to all past and current beneficiaries of the European Commission’s Marie Curie Actions. Membership is open at https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/user/register.