The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Bridging science and policy-making – Interview to MSCA Fellow Neus Escobar

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are the European Union’s reference programme for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training and education. They fund excellent research and innovation while providing researchers with new knowledge and skills at all stages of their careers, encouraging cross-border mobility and exposure to different disciplines and non-academic-sectors. In this way, the MSCA programme helps build Europe’s competitiveness and capacity for research and innovation by funding excellent researchers and setting standards for high-quality research, education and training. MSCA constitute a unique opportunity for researchers from all over the world to pursue their research careers and contribute to societal challenges, fostering exchange between academic and non-academic institutions and interdisciplinarity.

BC3’s researcher Neus Escobar was awarded a MSCA Individual Fellowship in 2021, as part of the H2020 Programme, to carry out the project “Global Interlinkages in Food Trade Systems” (GIFTS). The project was selected in 2023 from more than 170 applications to be featured in the MSCA Policy Pitch Competition, for bringing science closer to policy-making. In this interview, Neus Escobar explains more about her project, about its potential to influence decision-making towards more sustainable food systems, and about the overall opportunities that MSCA is providing her to strengthen her research career at the science-policy interface.


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