Marie Curie Actions

Objectives: To increase mobility of researchers between countries, as well as between public and private sectors. To encourage European researchers to stay in Europe, and to attract researchers from around the world to Europe. To strengthen the human potential in research and technology in Europe.

Thematic domains: Marie Curie Actions are cross cutting, e.g. they cover any scientific topic.

5 types of Marie Curie Actions:

  • Initial Training: to improve early-stage researchers' prospects in both public and private sectors
  • Life-long Training: to support experienced researchers in acquiring new competencies or in enhancing multidisciplinarity and/or intersectoral mobility
  • Industry Academia: to stimulate mobility between public and private sectors
  • International Dimension: to attract research talents from outside Europe and to foster mutually beneficial research collaboration with research actors from outside Europe
  • Specific Actions: to support removing obstacles to mobility and enhancing the career perspectives of researchers in Europe

Contact at the University of Fribourg: Mrs. Doris Kolly, Euresearch Fribourg/Freiburg, Tel: +41 (0)26 300 73 32, Email:

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