Charla : "Destination Europe for Researchers: Marie Curie Initiative, European Research Council and all that!"

Prof. Jean-Pierre Banâtre, Director of European Partnerships Inria
21 Junio, 2012 - 12:00
Auditorio DCC, tercer piso.


In this talk, we will present two major European initiatives addressed to researchers of any nationality at all stages of their careers and also introduce some facilities set up by Inria in order to attract the best in its research groups.


The first initiative called the "Marie Curie Actions for worldwide researchers and institutions" concerns all domains of Science and is mainly devoted to Mobility (international, Intersectoral and interdisciplinary). It encompasses 4 main objectives: Initial Training of Researchers, Life-long training and career development, Industry dimension and International dimension with "World fellowship". We will present the major characteristics of these objectives.


The second major intiative is the European Research Council (ERC) which aims at promoting Europe as a prime location for top scientists in frontier research. This intiative is part of the 7th EU Research Framework Programme and has been allotted a significant budget of $10 billions for the period 2007-2013. Excellence is the only criterion and ERC is opened to researchers from anywhere in the world wishing to do research in Europe. We will go into the details of this programme which is already funding more than 2000 researchers (starting and advanced) in major research centers and Universities in Europe.


Finally, we will give some insight on the way Inria uses these instruments in order to promote excellence in its research groups. For example, Inria is the Institution which hosts the highest number of ERC laureates in Computer Science. Independently, Inria is also setting up its own schemes in order to attract promising researchers in its fields of excellence; of course, these schemes have been designed in strong synergy with ERC instruments.


*La charla sera dictada en inglés.



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