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Horizon 2020 program
Lunes 13 de mayo de 2019

Horizon 2020 program

The Marie Sklodowka Curie initiative allows researchers access to postgraduate and master studies

The Ministry for Education and Culture, through the directorate of International Cooperation, held an informative talk at the Alba Roballo Hall about the Marie Sklodowka Curie (MSC) initiative of the Horizon 2020 program, aimed at people who would like to take a postgraduate or master study in a foreign country.


The talk took place at the Alba Roballo Hall at the Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC).

The Marie Sklodowka Curie initiative grants financial aid in every phase of the professional career of researchers, whether they are doctorate candidates or researchers with great experience, and promotes transnational mobility, cross-sectional and interdisciplinary. The MSC initiative allows organizations focused on research to host foreign researchers and create strategic partnerships with leading institutions all over the world.

Horizon 2020 is a program which finances research projects, innovation as well as scientific and technological development of the European Union with a budget of 80.000 M€ during the period 2014-2020.

Authorities during the opening committee.

The program “aims to promote the industrial leadership of the European Union, develop scientific excellence and achieve contributions to address global social challenges in this world”, says ambassador Karl-Otto König, head of the delegation of the European Union in Uruguay.

In Uruguay, the program has financed various projects such as, for example, the development of the Scientific and Technological Park in Pando, research groups of the Institute Pasteur and support programs for innovators of the National Agency of Investigation and Innovation.

“International cooperation is facing global challenges and global challenges don´t stop at national frontiers”, stated König and emphasized the need of international cooperation to find solutions for global challenges like climate change.

On the other hand, the head of the delegation of the European Union urged to “work for a peaceful, prosperous, united and sustainable world for everyone”.

The undersecretary, Edith Moraes, pointed out that “Uruguay participated in 17 projects of the Horizon 2020 program since 2014, 7 of them of the Marie Curie initiative. During that time, the country received an amount of approximately 2.3 M€ dedicated at research, mobility and exchange of experts in pursuit of the development of science and technology.”


Access to more information on the program and its extent here

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