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MSCA EF model employment contract published

28. Jul 2022

The German Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) Working Group on Model Employment Contracts has now provided a model employment contract for the European Fellowships (EF) in Horizon Europe for German host institutions.

The model employment contract is designed as a service contract according to § 611 BGB (German Civil Code) and is based on the model developed for Horizon 2020. It takes into account the requirements of the European Commission and makes it possible to reflect the allowances used in the MSCA programme through the Fellows' salary. Possible funding gaps that could arise through the use of recruitment contracts according to TV-L/TVöD are thus avoided.

The model contract is in German language and serves as a non-binding guide. A legal review must be carried out by the employing institution in any case when using the sample texts - even of individual sections. This applies in particular to conformity with the requirements of the updated Nachweisgesetz, which could not be taken into account in this model.

The working group that created the model is coordinated by KoWi and the German MSCA NCP. It includes representatives from the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg and the Federal Working Group of EU Officers at Universities in Germany (BAK), the German Aerospace Centre, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association, the Max Planck Society and the University of Duisburg-Essen.

In the coming months, the group will draft the model employment contracts for the other funding lines of the MSCA programme and announce their completion via the newsletters of KoWi and the NCP.