Support for Ukrainian researchers forced to leave due to the war: relaunch of the MSCA4Ukraine

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On June 14, the Head of Horizon Europe Office in Ukraine, NRFU took part in the MSCA4Ukraine relaunch webinar and information day. This project is extremely important for Ukrainian scientists and innovators, as it provides support to those who find themselves in difficult circumstances and have been forced to leave due to the ongoing war in the country.

The speech of the Head of the Office was a message from Ukrainian researchers who continue their activities in the current circumstances. Igor Taranov emphasized the importance of the relaunch of the MSCA4Ukraine, as it seeks to create a secure environment for Ukrainian researchers, ensuring that they can maintain continuity with their academic institutions.

“By providing a secure environment and opportunities for researchers to continue their work, initiatives like MSCA4Ukraine aim to stem the flow of talent leaving the country. Retaining skilled scientists within Ukraine not only ensures the continuity of vital research projects but also contributes to the nation’s long-term scientific development and innovation, and maintain its competitiveness in the global scientific arena. These efforts are essential for rebuilding and strengthening Ukraine’s scientific infrastructure in the aftermath of war,” emphasized the Head of the department.

In addition, Igor Taranov noted that the Horizon Europe Office in Ukraine is actively assisting Ukrainian researchers who were forced to leave their country due to the ongoing armed conflict. The coordinated efforts of the Office’s specialists strengthen and facilitate the unimpeded exchange of information between scientific communities, thereby reducing the negative impact of their displacement.

The event was attended by representatives of the European Commission, Scholars at Risk Europe, the European University Association, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the European Research Executive Agency.