Marie Curie Fellowships are European research grants available to researchers regardless of their nationality or field of research. In addition to generous research funding scientists have the possibility to gain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with competences or disciplines useful for their careers.
Marie Curie Actions projects at CPS
Currently the Center has three ongoing research project funded by the Marie Curie Actions of European Commission 7th Framework Program:
Integration and International Migration: Pathways and Integration Policies (INTEGRIM)
The INTEGRIM research training program aims to establish a multi-site network of early stage researchers (predominantly PhD students) at the eight partner institutions fostering a multidisciplinary research career on International Migration and Integration within the European context. The network will apply a qualification framework with a compatible set of qualifications/knowledge/skills across the national systems for graduates of the INTEGRIM programme. Besides, the INTEGRIM research training programme will address the integration challenges that migration flows pose to policy makers, civil society and industrial partners in Europe.
- The changing nature of employment in Europe in the context of challenges, threats and opportunities for employees and employers (ChangingEmployment)
The ChangingEmployment is a new international comparative European FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and Experienced Researchers (ERs) preparing for doctoral and post doctoral research. The network aims to bring together new and recent post graduate researchers working on an international post graduate research programme supervised by internationally renowned senior academics. There is an urgent need for social scientists to develop a multi-disciplinary, cross-national comparative understanding of contemporary forms of globalisation emerging in new varieties of work and employment. These provide opportunities and challenges for a range of actors within and beyond the employment relationship. Many existing accounts examine social, economic and institutional processes associated with various forms of work, paid and unpaid, including the domestic economy, sometimes utilising cross national methodologies.
Understanding Public Knowledge and Attitudes towards Trafficking in Human Beings: A Cross-National Study (UP-KAT)
The overall aim of this 24-month project is to research, evaluate, and disseminate a broader understanding of how Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) is understood by the general public in countries of the enlarged EU and its neighbour states. The project will assess the influence of socio-economic, demographic and attitudinal factors on public knowledge and understanding of THB by situating the analysis within socio-economic and political contexts of the countries of origin, transit and destination for THB. The findings will aid in the development of anti-trafficking policies and targeted public awareness campaigns.