Visit from the Research Executive Agency to Matís for SAF21 Project


Jónas R. Viðarsson

Director of Division of value creation

Members from Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission are now visiting Matís to monitor the progress of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA-ETN program) Individual Fellowships (IF) projects that are currently ongoing as part of the Horizon 2020 project SAF21 (project nr. 642080).

The SAF21 project addresses social sciences aspects of fisheries, taking into consideration biological, ecological, social and economic impacts of fisheries and fisheries management, as well as how these impact each other. The project includes 10 PhD students that are located at companies and institutions all across Europe. Each PhD is addressing in one way or another social science and fisheries. Further information on the project can be seen on the project web-page, at the Matís homepage, on Twitter and on Facebook.

The project is now approaching its half-time mark and the REA office is therefore reviewing the progress in a mid-term meeting with the whole project consortium. The meeting started this morning with a welcome and opening from Melania Borit from the University of Tromsø, which is the coordinator of the project. Linda Curzola, Project Officer and Gercende Courtois de Vicose, Monitor, both from the EU-Research Executive Agency, did then address the meeting and informed the consortium about the day’s agenda. This was followed by a presentation by each of the beneficiaries and partners involved in the project. The day will end with interviews and feedback from the REA officers on the progress.