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AgreenSkills (2012-2016) and AgreenSkills+ (2014-2019) were international mobility programmes co-funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreements no. FP7-267196 and no. FP7-609398 (Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions - COFUND programme).
Both programmes were coordinated by INRA in cooperation with Agreenium-IAVFF .
AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ were international incoming-outgoing postdoctoral fellowship programmes designed to increase the research potential and career prospectives of inventive, promising and experienced researchers from all disciplines to better respond to the current and future challenges in the fields of agriculture,food, nutrition, environment, animal health and veterinary public health. Disciplinary or multidisciplinary projects developed within AgreenSkills contributed directly or indirectly to the scientific objectives of the Agreenium members and the European Commission.
From AgreenSkills first launch in spring 2012, AgreenSkills (2012-2016) and AgreenSkills+ (2014-2019) programmes supported 212 talented post-doctorate researchers from all disciplines and from all over the world. The selected fellows had very various skills on a broad spectrum of research topics and interests within these fields.
AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ welcomed researchers incoming to Agreenium-IAVFF institutions' receiving laboratories or outgoing from these same organisations without discrimination in terms of nationality, gender or career breaks.
Researchers freely proposed their topics, constructed their mobility research projects and identified the laboratories in which they wished to work, assisted, if necessary, by the AgreenSkills management team .
AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ did not only provide researchers with international experience and very attractive salaries (ranging from €3500 up to €5000 according to research experience); they were also designed to allow fellows to boost or diversify the next part of their career, be it scientific or non-scientific, within the public and private sector.
AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ have been fully compliant with the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, the European Charter for Researchers and the ethical procedures and regulations of the European Commission.