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2010 Work Programme, PEOPLE, (European Commission C(2009)5892 of 29 July 2009)

Funded under: FP7-PEOPLE


The People Specific Programme of the 7th Framework Programme (2007 to 2013) acknowledges that one of the main competitive edges in science and technology is the quantity and quality of its human resources. To support the further development and consolidation of the European Research Area (ERA), the overall strategic objective is to make Europe more attractive for researchers. The Specific Programme aims to strengthen, quantitatively and qualitatively, the human potential in research and technology in Europe, by stimulating people to take up the profession of a researcher, encouraging European researchers to stay in Europe, and attracting to Europe the best researchers from the entire world. It is implemented by systematic investments in people, mainly through a coherent set of Marie Curie Actions, particularly taking into account the European added value in terms of their structuring effect on the European Research Area. These actions address researchers at all stages of their careers, in the public and private sectors, as well as knowledge transfer between sectors, and with the rest of the world. Efforts will also be made to increase participation by women researchers, by designing the actions to ensure that researchers can achieve an appropriate work/life balance and by facilitating resuming a research career after a break.

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