25 years of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: promoting excellence in researcher mobility

November marks the 25th anniversary of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) programme that has funded the research of about 145,000 PhDs and postdocs in Europe and beyond, and equipped them with new knowledge and skills. Recipients discuss how the MSCA were a stepping stone to excelling in academia and industry.   For 25 years, the … Read more

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: supporting Europe’s best and brightest researchers for 25 years

About 145,000 individuals and organisations have benefitted from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), the flagship funding programme for doctoral education and postdoctoral training since 1996. On the 25th anniversary, we speak to key actors about the MSCA’s achievements and former recipients who have gone on to distinguished careers. Several decades ago, the European Union (EU) … Read more

Q&A: Time to put nature at the heart of what we do

A rising number of businesses is making the case for nature-based solutions already, but it is time to progress from early movers to a broad movement, says Jean-Eric Paquet, the European Commission’s Director General for Research and Innovation.  Nature’s back in business! Investing in nature-based solutions – using nature’s own resources to tackle environmental challenges … Read more

Why automation and flexible jobs could lead to more meaningful work

Technology is redefining jobs and styles of working. New realities such as automation and flexible schedules could lead to more meaningful work, but for that to happen, reskilling, new forms of social welfare and equality must be addressed, say experts. Driven by technological innovations, the so-called fourth industrial revolution of the past decade is changing … Read more

3D dance recordings could help resurrect extinct Greek dances

Anastasios Doulamis, professor at the National Technical University of Athens, is creating digital 3D dance recordings to preserve traditional Greek dance cultures threated with extinction. He tells Horizon why this approach is vital for conserving endangered dances – as well as enabling people to better learn and study popular styles. Greece has thousands of different dances, … Read more

Q&A: Why cultural nuance matters in the fight against online extreme speech

Artificial intelligence (AI) used by governments and the corporate sector to detect and extinguish online extreme speech often misses important cultural nuance, but bringing in independent factcheckers as intermediaries could help step up the fight against online vitriol, according to Sahana Udupa, professor of media anthropology at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. Factcheckers who … Read more