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Info Day - MSCA Staff Exchanges


OBJECTIVE of the event:

The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF), National Contact Point for the "Horizon Europe" Program of the European Union, in collaboration with the European Research Executive Agency (REA), is organizing an info day with physical presence, about the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Staff Exchanges Action.

The Staff Exchanges Action finances short-term international, cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary staff exchanges of any kind that participate in research and innovation (R&D) activities in the participating organizations. The Action is open to all scientific areas.

Learn more about the Staff Exchanges Action through the following infographic.



The event is aimed at researchers, academic and research organizations, businesses, SMEs, NGOs and other non-academic organizations.

Particular emphasis will be placed on the participation of non-academic organizations and businesses in the Action, and on the benefits they can obtain through the creation of new cross-sectoral and international cooperation networks, the transfer of know-hows, access to innovative equipment and state-of-the-art technologies and more.

The participants will have the opportunity to be informed about the new announcement of the Staff Exchanges Action, and to ask their questions directly to the representative from the European Commission, Mrs. Katerina Lazaridou (REA). Afterwards, Dr. Paris Fokaides, from Frederick University, Dr. Sotirios Chatzis, from the Cyprus University of Technology and Mr. Nikolas Valanides, from Mountain Berries Pitsilia will give useful advice based on their previous participation experience. The services offered to candidates by the National Contact Points (NCPs) of Cyprus will also be presented.

Finally, depending on interest , a networking event will be held with the aim of creating contacts between the academic and non-academic sectors, for eventual joint participation in proposals. Each participant will have 2 minutes to present their organization and/or idea. Interested parties can register their interest in participating in the networking event through the registration form.





Conference room

Research and Innovation Foundation, Andrea Michalakopoulou 29a, 1075 Nicosia





10:00 10:05 


10:05 10:10 

Welcome Speech

Theodoros Loukaidis, Director General, Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF)

10:10 – 10:50

MSCA Staff Exchanges – 2022 Call

Katerina Lazaridou , Project Adviser, REA.

10:50 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:4 5

Tips for writing a successful proposal

· Dr. Paris A. Fokaidis, Assistant Professor, Frederick University

· Dr. Sotirios Hatzis, Associate Professor, Cyprus University of Technology

· Mr. Nikolas Valanidis, Founder of Mountain Berries Pitsilia

11:45 11:55

Support services from RIF

Dr. Angelos Ntantos –  MSCA NCP in Horizon Europe

11:55 – 12:10

Q&A Session

12:10 – 13:00 

Networking Event



Those interested can register until October 21st, 2022, by completing the following online registration form .

Please note that the number of available seats is limited. In the event that the interest in participating in the workshop is greater than the number of available places, a priority order will be given.



The health measures that will be in force during this period will be followed.



For more information, interested parties can contact the MSCA National Contact Points for the Horizon Europe Programme:

Dr. Angelos Ntantos – E-mail: , Tel: 22 205033

Myrto Anastassiadou – E-mail: , Tel: 22 205069

Dr. Ioannis Theodorou – E-mail: , Tel: 22 205038