MSCA NCP Project: Net4Mobility

The objective of the Net4Mobility project is to facilitate the transnational cooperation between the National Contact Points (NCPs) of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). The project aims to achieve the following two goals:

  1. mutual support and thus raising the general standard of applicants
  2. to better inform the research and innovation stakeholders on funding possibilities in the MSCA and help them to improve their performance. 

The project will achieve these goals by the implementation of a wide array of measures, e.g.:

  • Trainings based on the needs of MSCA NCPs in particular with regards to the challenges of Horizon2020
  • Twinning' visits and Best Practice Meetings to tap into the already existing knowledge of MSCA NCPs
  • Communication platforms for the constant exchange and transfer of knowledge

A number of public engagement activities and networking events with relevant stakeholders round up the project's activities.

Net4Mobility has 15 beneficiaries from around the world and a duration from 1 February 2015 until 31 January 2018 (3 years).
It is coordinated by Euresearch in Switzerland.

You can find the project postere here.

Project Activities

Work Package 1 - Management & Internal Communication

The objectives of this work package are the following:

1) to ensure the smooth implantation of all activities for the whole duration of the project.

2) to establish and maintain an effective internal communication flow among all project members over the duration of the project.

The quality assessment and monitoring will help to accomplish both objectives.

Work Package 3 - Knowledge Sharing

Main objective of WP3 is to exchange and share knowledge, expertise, and best practices among all the MSCA NCPs in order to improve the quality and quantity of their services. The tasks included in this WP will also serve for further harmonisation of activities carried out by the entire network of MSCA NCPs.

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Work Package 2 - Quality Development

The main objective of this WP is: to strengthen the basic and complementary skills of H2020 MSCA NCPs in identified areas where significant demands exist, and in new emerging areas. The areas of needs will be identified via a benchmarking exercise. This goal will be achieved through training sessions twinning activities and a newcomer package.
   
    

Work Package 4 - External Communication & Networking

The goals of WP4 are:

a) to represent the project to the scientific community and their support structure
b) to serve as Data Repository for the NCPs.
It deals with the efficient information flow between the European Stakeholders, EC, REA and MSCA NCPs in the form of a Working Group. 

Project Partners

Euresearch - Switzerland

Euresearch is the Swiss network mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation providing targeted information, hands-on advice and transnational partnering related to European research and innovation programmes. Euresearch is the coordinator of the project.

Net4Mobility@euresearch.ch

BAS - Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) is the largest national centre for scientific research. The BAS includes 42 autonomous research units (institutes) active in 9 divisions in all scientific areas. The BAS employs 3023 scientists and is accredited to tutor doctoral students (currently has 653 PhD students).  

Antoaneta Mateeva 

RPF - Cyprus

Research Promotion Foundation – is a non-profit private foundation with public mandate located in Cyprus. It was founded in 1996 by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, to serve as the national agency for the promotion of scientific and technological research.

Pierantonios Papazoglou

ASRT - Egypt

Academy of Scientific Research and Technology ASRT is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to provide a source of credible, independent, and expert assessments of sciences and issues of public interest and to promote science performed in Egypt, both nationally and internationally. 

Amr Radwan

RANNIS - Iceland

RANNIS is a governmental institution providing professional assistance to the preparation and implementation of the science and technology policy in Iceland. RANNIS is responsible for operating the public financial support system for education and culture, research and innovation under the Science and Technology Policy Council.

Kristmundur Þór Ólafsson

IUA - Ireland

The Irish Universities Association (IUA) is the representative body of the seven Irish universities. Through consultation and collaborative projects, IUA develops strategy and policy to advance third and fourth level education and research. Its shared aim is to ensure the maximisation of universities’ contribution to Ireland’s social, cultural and economic well-being.

Jennifer Brennan

IPPT PAN - Poland

The Institute of Fundamental Technological Research (IPPT PAN)

is one of the largest research institute in the Polish Academy of Sciences. It is engaged in a number of national and international projects, including MCA (ITN: MARE-WINT; IAPP: SMART-NEST; IOF: SLIDING DROPLETS; CIG: OPTIMAL MICROFLUIDIC; IRSES: NUMSIM). The Polish National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the European Union (KPK) operates within the IPPT PAN (since FP5).

Anna WISNIEWSKA
Bogna HRYNISZYN

Tubitak - Turkey

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜB?TAK) is the leading agency for management, funding, and conduct of research in Turkey. It was established in 1963 with the mission to advance science and technology, conduct research, and support Turkish researchers. The Council is an autonomous institution and is governed by a Scientific Board whose members are selected among prominent scholars from universities, industry, and research institutions.

Eng. Selcen Gülsüm ASLAN
Numan GÖLÜKCÜ

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MINCyT - Argentina

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCyT) established policies and coordinates actions aiming to strengthen the country’s capacity to respond to priority sectorial and social problems in order to improve society’s quality of life.

Ines Águeda Menvielle

AMEUP - Croatia

the Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes based in Zagreb is a public institution which provides opportunities and support for mobility and international cooperation in the fields of science, education, training and youth in the Republic of Croatia. AMEUP is the National Agency responsible for the implementation of the Erasmus + Programme, and the Europass, Eurodesk, Euraxess, Euroguidance, CEEPUS and Bilateral scholarships activities.

Branka Bernard
Ana Grdovic

ETAaG - Estonia

The Estonian Research Council (ETAG) is a governmental foundation, established on the basis of the Estonian Science Foundation and the Research Cooperation Centre of the Archimedes Foundation on March, 1, 2012. ETAG is the main funding organization of R&D in Estonia.

Kritin Kraav

EKT/NHRF - Greece

EKT NHRF is the national institution for the aggregation, documentation and dissemination of S&T information. Founded in 1980, the organization serves the country’s research, education, business communities and the wider public, enabling access to knowledge and facilitating research and innovation (R&I).

Maria Samara

APRE - Italy

APRE is a non-profit research organisation, created upon the joint initiative of the Italian Ministry of Research and the European Commission in 1989. APRE has more than 110 members, including both public and private research centres, industries, industrial associations, chambers of commerce, science parks and more than 55 universities, with the main objective to promote the participation on national and European RTD programmes.

Angelo Dagostino
Marco Ferraro

MATIMOP-ISERD - Israel

ISERD was established to implement the RTD cooperation between the EU and Israel. This cooperation is based on a formal association agreement. ISERD plays a vital role in future policy and collaborative efforts concerning RTD programs between the EU and Israel, ISERD coordinates the activities of Israel’s delegates to the various programme committees managing FP7.

Smadar Hirsh
Orna Zohar

BUAS - Romania

Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “The King Mihai the First of Romania” from Timisoara (Romanian name: Universitatea de Stiinte Agricole si Medicina Veterinara a Banatului „Regele Mihai I al Romaniei” din Timisoara) is a state university, established in 1945. 

Dr. Corina Georgeta ABRAHAM-BARNA