Outreach and Communication Activities in the MSCA under Horizon 2020

MSCA research projects are expected to implement a variety of communication and outreach activities to provide information to multiple audiences. The recruited ESRs must engage in such activities, which are proven to be valuable training experiences.  

How?  

You learn to interact with a variety of audiences, to adjust to the age of the people you are addressing, to understand what the society needs, to effectively use the medium you choose to address your audience with, and to offer information in a concise and interesting way. Overall, your engagement in the communication and outreach activities will help you develop your transferable skills, which in turn will enhance your career perspectives.  

What could an MSCA fellow do to engage with the general public? What should they take under consideration when designing and implementing an outreach or communication activity? 

Note: 

  • EC Guidance  
  • Unless the Agency requests or agrees otherwise or unless it is impossible, any communication activity related to the action (including in electronic form, via social media, etc.) and any infrastructure, equipment and major results funded by the grant must:  (a) display the EU emblem and (b) include the following text:
    For communication activities: “This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No …….”.