Date: in 12 ptsFP7 Marie Curie Actions- statistics and evaluationsPaul HarrisDG EAC.C3Durham, 8 May 2013Educationand CultureThe conclusions, recommendations and opinions presented of the study authors do notnecessarily represent the views of the European Commission.
Educationand Culture050010001500200025003000UK DE FR ES IT NL US CH BE SEITNIRSESIOFIIFRIIFIEFIAPPCOFUNDCIGHost organisationsby country
Educationand CultureFunding0100200300400500600700800UK DE FR ES CH NL IT BE SE DKMillion €ITNIRSESIOFIIFRIIFIEFIAPPCOFUNDCIG
Educationand CultureFP7 MCA Achievements• ~ 60 000 researchers financed since creation ofMCAs• >10 000 PhD supported in FP7• Marie Curie researchers coming from all over theworld (~ 130 nationalities)• Marie Curie host organisations in >80 countries• 38% women participation in FP7 MCA (target:40%)• ~50% of budget dedicated to research in societalchallenges• Bridging academia-business gap: ~8 000secondments/recruitments in ~750 projects• SMEs play a major role: in IAPP & ITN account for>50% of all businesses participating050001000015000200002500030000350001996-1998 1999-2002 2002-2006 2007-2010 2011-20131996-201050 000 Marie Curie ResearchersBudget distribution by scientific panelin FP7 (bottom-up approach)
Educationand CultureThe evaluations FP7 Marie Curie Actions Interim Evaluation Published March 2013 FP7 Marie Curie Life-long Training andCareer Development Evaluation Published March 2012 Both online at:http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/evalreports/index_en.htm#fp7
Educationand CultureInterim EvaluationCarried out byDuration of the evaluation project: Dec2011-Jan2013Scope: FP7 MCA 2007-2011Main focus: Host-driven Marie Curie Actions: ITN, IAPP, IRSES Researchers Night Revision of the IMPAFEL methodology
Educationand CultureMarie Curie Actions•Uniqueness of the overall mix of instruments applied;•Support to building international links and networks betweenresearch institutions and individual researchers, as well as betweenacademia and business;•Capability of good practice dissemination by influencing initiation ofsimilar programmes at the national level, as well as influencing currentpractices;•Provision of better career development and mobility opportunitiesfor researchers.European Added Value
Educationand CultureEffectivenessand utility86% of the beneficiaries agreed that participation in Marie Curieprojects has strengthened/will strengthen existing collaborationswith partner organisations.Almost two thirds of the universities from the Shanghaitop 500 list participated in the host-driven MCA in 2011.Nine out of ten European companies, investing thelargest sums in research and development, participatedin the host-driven MCA in 2010 and 2011.92% of the ITN fellows assessed the Marie Curieimpact on their career prospects as “very good” or“good”.
Educationand Culture Very high satisfaction of fellows with the study, training and careeropportunities received; Most of the fellows (79%) who already finished their training wereemployed as researchers in a university, other higher educationinstitution or a public research organisation.Skills developmentCareer progression
Covers Activity 2 (Lifelong Training and CareerDevelopment) and Activity 4 (InternationalDimension) - FP7 PEOPLE programme (MarieCurie Actions) Carried out by Evaluation of the period 2007-2010 Focus: new co-funding mechanism (COFUND) andhow it compares with the longer establishedIndividual Fellowships and Reintegration GrantsEducationand CultureLife-long TrainingEvaluation
Relevant to EU political priorities and global objectives, as wellas to the needs of research organisations, research fundingorganisations and individual researchers Both mechanisms are achieving their objectives and arestrengthening the research capacity of the EU Modest positive impact on operational and administrativeprocedures of host institutions (COFUND) COFUND or Individual Fellowships have contributed to thedevelopment of researchers’ careers Budget appears appropriate – the quantity and quality ofoutputs and results, and success rates for IndividualFellowships appear satisfactoryEducationand CultureLife-long TrainingEvaluation conclusions