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On October 20, 2010 was published the call for proposals FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES.

International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) is funded by the European Commission in the framework of Marie Curie Actions from the PEOPLE programme, and is aimed to provide support to research organizations to establish new partnerships or strengthen existing cooperation through programs (24-48 months) of scientists exchange (from 1 month to 12 months for each researcher) jointly coordinated by European research organizations and organizations from states which have signed with EU the cooperation agreement in the field of science and technology or which are part of the European Neighborhood Policy (including the Republic of Moldova).

This action addresses partnership composed of at least two independent "research organizations" established in at least two different Member States or associated countries, and one or more "research organizations" either located in countries with which the European Union has or is in the process of negotiating an S&T agreement, or in countries covered by the European Neighborhood Policy.

The Marie Curie Actions are open to all domains of research and technological development addressed under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Research fields are chosen freely by the applicants in a 'bottom-up' manner. Projects that can be covered by the Euratom Treaty are excluded from funding.

The European Union contribution consists of a flat rate of 1900 EUR per exchanged staff member per month (or pro-rata for parts of months). The contribution is intended to cover the cost of travel and subsistence of the exchanged staff, as well as networking activities, management costs and overheads directly related to the execution of the exchange.

Participants would propose longer-term collaborative programmes, which will serve as a basis for development of the strategic partnerships. These could include joint research, training activities, workshops, seminars, and other networking activities. Activities are to be undertaken to exploit and share participants' experience, as well as to create a synergy between them. Besides to obtain scientific results in a specific area, IRSES projects have to create additional benefits for participants of involvement in transfer of knowledge.

Deadline: March 17, 2011, 17.00 (Brussels time).

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Concerning any questions on this call you can contact Mrs. Elena Brinza – Mobility National Contact Point on phone 577707 or via email