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16 Nov 2017

Research Europe article looks at reactions to new MSCA Widening Fellowship

Secretary-General Prof. Kurt Deketelaere of LERU, the League of European Research Universities as well as other university association representatives react in an article in Research Europe to the new Widening Fellowship under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, which funds researcher mobility. The overall reaction is rather critical, e.g. of the small size of the budget which appears to be insufficient to address the problem of brain drain. Researchers and university representatives also see a risk of lower standards for moving to Eastern Europe. Prof. Deketelaere voices his concern that ERA does not seem to be a priority any longer, and raises concerns over the use of funds for the EIC pilot under Horizon 2020.

Research Europe article: "Widening efforts fail to impress"

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