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MCFA Eurodoc

  1. 1. Marie Curie Fellowship Association (MCFA) Examples of MCFA contributions towards Charter and Code EURODOC General Assembly 2013 Lisbon, 5 April 2013
  2. 2. What is the MCFA? • alumni organisation • international non-profit organisation • highly interdisciplinary network including young scientists
  3. 3. Interdisciplinary Network Environment and Geosciences 3% Agriculture and Fisheries 2% Other 4% Economic, Social and Human Sciences 11% Earth Sciences 5% Chemistry 12% Life Sciences 28% Mathematics and Information Sciences 7% Physics 18% Engineering Sciences 10%
  4. 4. What is the MCFA? • alumni organisation • international non-profit organisation • highly interdisciplinary network of young scientists • created 1996 at the initiative of the EC • more than 2700 members all over Europe
  5. 5. • to help advance science in Europe • to create a visible identity for Marie Curie fellows • to be the voice of young scientists in Europe • to encourage contacts/collaboration • to foster a sense of European identity Aims of the MCFA
  6. 6. MCFA Fellow PhD Post-doc Industry? Academia? funding host institution Welcome packs Practical issues mobility Influence policy-making Career centre Member database Training Job excellence network European Comission Contacts career development Return?
  7. 7. Structure • MCFA Administrative Board elected by annual assembly • MCFA Advisory Board elected by the administrative board • National Groups with national coordinators • Thematic Groups (Young Researchers, Women in Science, Science Policy)
  8. 8. Activities of the MCFA • Feedback to the EC on science policy (e.g. European Research Area, Marie Curie fellowship schemes, mobility among young scientists). • Publication of the Letter to Members ( ) including information on the association, science policy, funding • Organisation of soft skill workshops at European and national level • Special sessions at ESOF
  9. 9. Welcome to the MCFA!
  10. 10. Charter and Code aspects • Non-discrimination • Working conditions (ie dual careers) • Gender balance – Official Journal C 364, 18.12.2000 p. 0001- 0022. 9. See SEC (2005) 260, Women and Science: Excellence and Innovation - Gender Equality in Science. • Value of mobility
  11. 11. Mobile Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Coordinators: Gianna Avellis and Maria Bostenaru Dan Promote mobility among women scientists Empower women scientists and discourage discrimination and marginalisation Foster gender equality and scientific excellence in SET Encourage the promotion of equality policies at national and European level
  12. 12. Our Booklet Antonella Di Trapani Eleni Chatzichristou Gianna Avellis Silvia Giordani Corinne Martin Reia Chmielowski Maria Bostenaru Natalia Balcazar Svetlana Baca Theodota Lagouri Nusrat Sanghamitra Elena Martines Sylvie Blangy role-models-2012
  13. 13. Membership in genderSTE
  14. 14. Dual career and mobility against the brain drain Gianna Avellis Senior researcher Innovapuglia, SPA, Bari (Italy) Nationality Italian Research field Computer science Lived in Italy, UK
  15. 15. Through mobility you can learn more of the way of life of people in other places Nationality: Romanian, Hungarian Research field: architecture engineering Lived in: Germany, Italy (long) Canada, Portugal (short) Maria Bostenaru Research assistant « Ion Mincu » University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania
  16. 16. MCFA – 2003: advisory board member „Scientific exchange“ – 2011, 2012: administrative board member: Letter to Members, m-WiSeT – Expert evaluator for Marie Curie Grants and Fellowships and for Romanian cultural projects
  17. 17. Charter and Code criteria in MCA • IMPLEMENTATION: Management: Practical arrangements for the implementation and management of the research project • IMPACT: Impact of the proposed outreach activities
  18. 18. Outreach activities in MCA • An evaluation sub-criterion has been added under the Impact section. "Impact of the proposed outreach activities (* to be evaluated in the light of the principles of the 'European Charter for Researchers' and the 'Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers'). The relevant point in the European Charter for Researchers is: • “Researchers should ensure that their research activities are made known to society at large in such a way that they can be understood by non-specialists, thereby improving the public's understanding of science. Direct engagement with the public will help researchers to better understand public interest in priorities for science and technology and also the public's concerns".
  19. 19. Example of outreach activities • Maria Bostenaru - shortlisted for the Marie Curie prize in Science Communication 2012 (best 10 out of 43)
  20. 20. ERG Reintegration Grant at an NGO (ERGOROM ‚99 foundation) „promissing result“ showcased by CORDIS Invited to present to further Romanian NGOs
  21. 21. Conferences • Oral (incl. invited) speaker, travel awardee, chair • “Natural Hazards Impact on Urban Areas and Infrastructure” series 2002- organisation • "Bam Earthquake of 26 Dec 2003, Iran – First Results“ press room session participation of
  22. 22. European networking
  23. 23. Outreach to schools • Presentation of the Faculty of Urbanism, Romania • Study in Germany and Italy
  24. 24. Radio interview • First woman architect in the world • Interviews about the MCA
  25. 25. Exhibitions and cultural projects • Daniel Libeskind research studio at the University of Art and Design, Karlsruhe • Tzigara-Samurcas archive – a collection of glass slides of a Romanian art historian who studied in Germany exhibited at ICR Italy
  26. 26. Featured in Science • Second runner-up on conference place description • Marie Curie host stay in Italy featured
  27. 27. Reports in newsletters EERI, Oakland, USA
  28. 28. Books