Call for proposals for Trans-national cooperation among Marie Skłodowska-Curie National Contact Points (NCP) H2020-MSCA-NCP-2014 Closed!


The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) is implemented by specific programme and work programmes.
The “Excellent science” priority aims to reinforce and extend the excellence of the Union's science base and to consolidate the ERA in order to make the Union's research and innovation system more competitive on a global scale. It consists of four specific objectives, and this call for proposal is focused on:

"Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions" provides excellent and innovative research training as well as attractive career and knowledge-exchange opportunities through cross-border and cross-sector mobility of researchers to best prepare them to face current and future societal challenges.

Facilitate trans-national co-operation between National Contact Points (NCPs) for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA), with a view to identifying and sharing good practices and raising the general standard of support to applicants, taking into account the diversity of actors.


Actions foreseen within this call for proposals include the following topics:
Support will be given to a consortium of formally nominated NCPs in the area of MSCA. The activities will be tailored according to the nature of the area, and the priorities of the NCPs concerned. Various mechanisms may be included, such as benchmarking, joint workshops, enhanced cross-border brokerage events, training sessions linked to MSCA as well as to gender dimension of Research and Innovation, twinning schemes, etc. Special attention will be given to enhancing the competence of MSCA NCPs, including helping less experienced NCPs rapidly acquire the know-how accumulated in other countries. It will be also encouraged to build up cooperation with other networks to increase visibility to potential beneficiaries, especially in the non-academic sector. The focus throughout should be on issues specific to MSCA and should not duplicate actions foreseen in the NCP network for quality standards and horizontal issues under 'Science with and for Society'.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 1,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 02 April 2014 - 7 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Trans-national cooperation among Marie Curie National Contact Points (NCP) (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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