In the next proposal for the Research and Innovation programme "Horizon 2020", the Marie Curie Actions will be renamed "Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions" (MSCA). The objective of the actions will however remain the same: supporting career development and training of researchers through worldwide mobility and skills development.
The Marie Curie Actions will continue to play a key role, with a proposed budget amounting to €5.7 billion. In the future, MSCA will intensify collaboration between universities, research institutions ,enterprises, including SMEs and all socio-economic actors. It will be implemented by, for example, doctoral training, temporary postings of researchers from the public to the private sector or vice-versa, and short term staff exchanges between public and private sectors. This should increase the employability of researchers, broaden the career prospects of researchers and in both public and private sectors, attract talents from abroad and thereby combat brain drain. In addition, the MSCA will become the only EU programme offering support for excellent doctoral training.
The MSCA will also keep on promoting the participation and empowerment of women in research notably through the EU Charter and Code for researchers.