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The short publication Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. Over 25 years of European support for researchers’ work highlights the activities of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, explains why the Actions were created, as well as who can benefit from them and their impact on the greater scientific community. The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions promote excellence across Europe in all disciplines of research and provide opportunities for researchers to have the freedom to work in any field or combine their disciplines. 

Since 1994, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions have provided grants to train exceptional researchers at all stages of their careers, while promoting transnational, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary movement. The programme was named after double Nobel Peace Prize winner Marie Skłodowska-Curie to honour and spread the values that she stood for. To date, more than 145 000 researchers have participated in the programmes with many more benefiting from it, among them twelve Nobel laureates and an Oscar winner. 

Building on the success of the programme over the last 20 years, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions will continue to fund a new generation of outstanding, early-career researchers under Horizon Europe, the new European research and innovation programme for 2021-2027. The budget for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions under Horizon Europe is € 6.6 billion. 

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Target audience
Digital skills in education.
Digital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Digital Expert
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Generic programmes and qualifications not further defined
Type of initiative
EU institutional initiative
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