European Year of Youth: three young MSCA researchers helping to build a brighter future for generations to come!
To kick-start the ‘European Year of Youth’, the EC’s Research Executive Agency (REA) interviewed three young inspiring MSCA researchers to discuss their projects and their hopes to build a brighter future through their work!
Claudia Parra Paitan was interviewed by the REA about the role of young Marie Skłodowska Curie researchers in creating a more sustainable future and how being part of the COUPLED ITN and IVM – VU Amsterdam helped her to be part of this societal transformation.
Meet Claudia in this interview and read what it means for her to be funded under the MSCA as a young researcher, what sparked her interest in her area of research, what impact might her research have for young generations in the future, and what words of advice would you give to other young aspiring researchers.
“The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions gave me the opportunity to boost my professional career and at the same time helped me to try to not only, understand but solve, one of the most complex challenges of our times – anthropogenic environmental breakdown. I particularly welcome the efforts of this programme to support females and people from disadvantaged backgrounds. There is a lot of talented people in the world that, due to historical reasons, face a steeper ladder to climb for their professional development.”