Events for Marie Curie Alumni – Don’t miss them!

Special Coverage Euroscience Open Forum

  • MSCA Satellite event "Transferable skills: MSCA added value for your CV" (19-20 June), Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 2014 Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) (21-26 June), Copenhagen, Denmark

Mark these dates in your agenda: from 19 to 20 and from 21 to 26 June, two exciting events for Marie Curie Fellows and Alumni will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark!

Event 1: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) satellite event “Transferable skills: MSCA added value for your CV"

Where and when? The MSCA satellite event will take place from 19 to 20 June at the Copenhagen Business School, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

What will happen? The theme of the event is “Transferrable skills: MSCA added-value for your CV". Both days will focus on non-research skills such as management, working in a team with colleagues, interview skills or transitioning from academia to industry. Plenary sessions are foreseen as follows:

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions under Horizon 2020,
  • Deciphering a job description: which skills are needed?
  • Presentation of Marie Curie Fellows’ projects,
  • Presentation of the European Research Council (ERC) starting grant and testimonials from former MSCA fellows, who now have an ERC grant.

Parallel workshops will address the following topics:

  • Managing team dynamics,
  • Working within a team: giving and receiving feedback,
  • From idea to business: business platform on entrepreneurship,
  • Transitioning from academia to industry – the basics.

The whole programme is available here.

Who will be there? Marie Curie Fellows and Alumni from all over Europe and beyond are expected to attend the event and to share their experiences.

Who will lead the discussions? Snezana Krstic, Chair of the Marie Curie Alumni Association will speak at the MSCA plenary session. Representatives from the European Commission, Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou and the Head of Unit Alessandra Luchetti will also lead discussions. ESOF representatives, the Danish Minister of Higher Education and Science and the President of the Copenhagen Business School will also participate.

I want to attend this event… Fellows and Alumni are invited to register here (please take into account that the number of participants will be limited). Any questions regarding the programme, accommodation and transport can be sent to

These costs were not foreseen in my budget….Good news, participating in the MSCA satellite event is free of charge!

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Event 2: 2014 Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF)

Where and when? The 2014 Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) will take place from 21 to 26 June in the Carlsberg City District, Copenhagen, Denmark.

What will happen? ESOF 2014 will incorporate a number of activities (science programme, media programme, exhibition, etc.) dealing with 8 scientific themes as follows:

  • The healthy society,
  • A revolution of the mind,
  • Global resource management,
  • Learning in the 21st century,
  • Green economy,
  • Material and virtual world,
  • Urbanisation, Design and Liveability,
  • Science, democracy and citizenship.

Marie Curie Alumni and Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in the Career session.

Who will be there? ESOF 2014 should attract more than 2 000 scientists, 1 000 early career scientists, 1 000 participants from policy, science administration and industry, and 500 from science communication and journalism.

Who will lead the discussions? Approximately 400 speakers from more than 40 countries will share their insights and take part in the debates on global science and science policy.

I want to attend this event… Participants are invited to register here.

These costs were not foreseen in my budget… We are pleased to inform you that Alumni and Fellows benefit from a discount of €100!

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