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The Impact of the COFUND action within the 7th Framework Programme and the New Perspectives within Horizon 2020 - by Alan Craig

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  1. 1. The Impact of theCOFUND action within the7th Framework ProgrammeandThe New Perspectiveswithin Horizon 2020Alan Craig
  2. 2. COFUND Objectives• Numerical impact and leverage effect– more individual Marie Curie fellowships– creation of new fellowship programmes• Encourage regional and national fellowship programmes toopen for transnational mobility• Structuring the European Research Area:– selection processes:• transparency of process and criteria• international peer review– improved working conditions for researchers
  3. 3. FP7 COFUND ResultsCallCall closuredateCallbudgetM€EligibleproposalsProposalsretained forfundingSuccessrateCo-fundedfellow-yearsCo-fundedfellowsFP7-PEOPLE-2007-2-3-COFUND13/3/2008 65 45 24 53.3% 1647FP7-PEOPLE-COFUND-200819/2/2009 75 35 25 74.3% 2546 1531FP7-PEOPLE-2010-COFUND18/2/2010 75 53 32 60.4% 2682 1492FP7-PEOPLE-2011-COFUND17/2/2011 90 6422 (innegotiation)34.4%2719(prelim.)1315(prelim.)FP7-PEOPLE-2012-COFUND15/2/2012 110 6133 (innegotiation)54.1%1800(prelim.)FP7-PEOPLE-2013-COFUND 5/12/2012 115 69 29 42,0%1800(prelim.)Total 4159585(prelim.)
  4. 4. 05001000150020002500300035002007 2008 2010 2011call#fellow-yearsinternational organisationsnational organisationsregional organisations (incl universities)FP7 COFUND Results
  5. 5. 0%5%10%15%20%25%30%35%40%45%DE FR UK IT ES CH LU NL SE IE CZ AT DK BE PT HU IL EL EE IS TR OtherHost CountryShareofFellowshipsCOFUNDIndividual Fellow shipsFP7 COFUND Results
  6. 6. 0.0%2.0%4.0%6.0%8.0%10.0%12.0%14.0%16.0%IT AT FR DE NL IN CN ES UK SE RU PL US CA IE IL AU EL JP PTNationalityShareofFellowshipsCOFUNDIndividual Fellow shipsFP7 COFUND Results
  7. 7. • Overall, budget allocated appears appropriate – balancebetween attracting applications and maintaining reputationfor excellence; COFUND success rate still relatively high• Average remuneration for Individual Fellowships is slightlyhigher than for COFUND fellowships• Lengthy process between COFUND call deadlines andcontract signature (approx. 1.5 years)• Significant administrative costs for COFUND programmebeneficiaries; wide agreement that the benefits justify thecostsFP7 COFUND Results
  8. 8. Sustainability•Unlikely to develop further without EU support; takestime for transnational mobility to become a coreelement of national and regional programmes•Visibility of COFUND needs to be enhanced, inparticular role of EU; visibility of Individual Fellowshipsmuch stronger, benefiting from a longer history ofconsistent brand development•Seminars and good practice events aimed to improvestandards of COFUND programmes welcomed
  9. 9. Recommendations1/21.COFUND should be maintained – valuable complement toIndividual Fellowships2.Individual Fellowships should be maintained and the statusof the scheme as a gold standard strengthened3.The current internal fragmentation of the Marie CurieActions should be reduced4.The objective concerning helping researchers to resumetheir research career after a break should be revisited5.DG EAC and the Research Executive Agency should seek tostreamline the negotiations that lead to final approval ofCOFUND programmes
  10. 10. Recommendations2/26.A watching brief should be kept on who benefits fromCOFUND7.A watchful eye should also be kept on future researchfields8.Ways should be found to engage commercial bodies inMarie Curie Actions9.Consideration should be given to implementing measuresaimed at ensuring lessons from COFUND are learned andshared10.Consideration should be given to the usefulness of currentlabel applied to individual fellowships11.COFUND has the potential to deliver better cost-effectiveness (in terms of volume); Individual Fellowshipsoffer higher added value and profile
  11. 11. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions under Horizon 2020• Main objectiveEnsure the optimum development and dynamic use of Europe’s intellectualcapital in order to generate new skills and innovation• RationaleEncourage new, creative and innovative types of trainingIdentify excellent talents in research and innovation in internationalcompetitionMake best researchers in Europe and the world work together acrosscountries, sectors and disciplinesCreate a whole new mindset in Europe, crucial for creativity andinnovation Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions = excellent researchers’training and mobility for career developmentH2020
  12. 12. MSCA under H2020Proposed Budget (2014-2020): € 5.75 billion1. Fostering new skills through excellent initial training ofResearchers2. Nurturing excellence through cross-border and cross sectorMobility3. Stimulating innovation through cross-fertilisation ofKnowledge4. Increasing structural impact by co-funding theActivities5. Specific support and policy action
  13. 13. MSCA under H2020• Cross-cutting issuesGender balanceStrengthening the participation of SMEsSynergies with the societal challenges and the industrial technologies• Broad participation of businesses and other socio-economic actors• Increased possibility of the portability of grants• Stronger emphasis on communicating results and on outreach activities• Extended use of the scale of unit costs (including indirect costs)
  14. 14. ITN (including EID and IDP)IEFIOFIIFCIGIAPPIRSESCOFUNDAction 1Early-stage Researchers ITNAction 2Experienced Researchers IFAction 3Exchange of Staff RISEAction 4COFUNDIndividual fellowships for mostpromising experiencedresearchers to develop theirskills through international orinter-sector mobilityDoctoral and initial training ofresearchers proposed byinternational networks oforganisations from public andprivate sectorsInternational and inter-sectorcooperation through theexchange of research andinnovation staffCo-funding of regional, nationaland international programmescovering actions 1 and 2(perhaps 3 later)COFUND under H2020
  15. 15. COFUND under H2020Other potential changes•Move from negotiated scale of unit costs to fixedscale of unit costs•Potential for interaction with other EU (but notH2020) funds, e.g. Structural Funds