The 20th Anniversary of European Programme Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. 

November 7, 2016

Hat: The 20th Anniversary of European Programme Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. 

Funding Scheme: 2016-11-07

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions are part of the European research and innovation programme H2020. The objective is to grant the research by funding researchers from everywhere. 

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Founded in 1996, the programme celebrates its 20 years of existence on tuesday November 8 2016.

The programme’s success has been growing ever since: its budget doubled between the programmations of 1994-2006 and 2014-2020, increasing from 3 230 million euro to 6 162 million euro. In total, more than 98 000 researchers have been funded by the Maria Skłodowska-Curie actions. Among them, 5 Nobel and one Oscar prizewinners, like the Dutch scientist Bernard Feringa and his chemistry Nobel Prize in 2016.

The success of this programme made it as a forward-looking sector for the European Union. Indeed, the European Union has never invested as much as currently in the research and the innovation in its programmation 2014-2020.