Excellence in Horizon2020 Project Design and Proposal Writing

Event date
September 20-21, 2016
Short description

If you are coordinating or preparing a project proposal or searching for partners on EU projects this event could assist you. You may benefit from analysis of specific calls for proposals performed by the leading EU authorities, the best partners to establish an international consortium, consensus-driven discussions to define project outline, proposal writing by experienced experts or insight to the EC evaluation criteria from experienced evaluators.  This challenging two-day training is designed to exceed participant’s expectations and boost the impact and sustainability of ongoing and emerging projects.


Course Programme
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The first day focuses at the most effective strategies how to get into Horizon 2020.

Panel discussion from 09.00 – 10.00 will frontload delegates with information about new funding priorities and new political realities. Followed with the half-an-hour session to clarify expectation of the European Commission.
Following session “H2020 call analysis workshop” from 11:30 to 12:15 will be practical exercise for participants to find the most adequate topics and calls for proposals, make call analysis, and clarify appropriate Work Breakdown Structures for different H2020’s types of actions.
Snack breaks on both days will be organized chaos, opportunities to meet and dialogue with experts, other participants and make new contacts. 
Session about “Project development tools” from 13:00 – 14:00 will provide overview of the entire process of proposal preparation focusing on the most effective tools for project design. Workshop will enable designing project proposal WBS in line with evaluation criteria and during the feedback discussion provide practical tips and advices for proposal preparation.
As the “Partner search, profile development and high quality consortium creation” are among the major challenges for success in Horizon 2020 from 14:15 – 15:45 participants will develop or refine their partner profile, and receive hands-on assistance form trainers to identify the partners or consortium leaders for specific calls.
Second day will focus on the Excellence in project design and proposal writing for open and upcoming Horizon 2020 calls.
During the morning from 09.00 to 10.00 trainers will make analysis of participant’s project initiatives, partner’s profiles, project concepts or proposal texts. It would be very useful to have one of the three prepared before the session or sent in advance via email before the training.
Following workshop “Writing of impact” from 10:00 to 11:45 will build further on the first session to challenge participants perceptions how to lead sustainable innovation and identify key factors for excellent Impact.
“Excellence in project proposal writing’ session from 12.00 to 13.00 is focused on the most advanced tools how to impress the evaluators and reach the maximum score in every section, addressing all sub-criteria for proposal evaluation.
Workshop “Project proposal evaluation” form 13:30 to 14:30 will test what was learned during the training and place participants in the role of proposal reviewers to make evaluation of already submitted H2020 project proposals and analysis of project proposals - why has EC given money to one project proposal and rejected others.
The closing Coaching session from 14:45 to 15:45 will offer practical advices from the trainers and authorities concerning participant’s concrete project initiatives and refine participant’s action plans. As participants are mostly looking for concrete steps, names, procedures trainers will be prepared to get to grassroots level or address the most complex questions to provide practical advices for immediate next steps.
Coaching session should result with clear feedback about participant’s project initiatives and action plan i.e. What should be improved, planning, impact, justification, communication or sim. Who could help, or who to address with the project, how, when. In order to continue most effectively. This might require to go beyond usual formalities and procedural issues but crossover various fields to enable or foster positive results.
Altogether more than six outstanding experts from funding and implementing organizations will provide training or briefings on a wide range of topics to help participants tackle the most relevant challenges. Effective interventions require precise coordination and everyone would benefit to have upfront the description of participants interests.  We are happy to receive participant’s specific requests via email to ensure the highest cost vs quality ratio. 

Programme will provide immediate and effective support to organizations and project leaders currently preparing project proposals; consortiums or managing EU funded projects. This is a mind changing experience, designed for professionals seeking excellence in the EU project development, funding, lobbying and leadership; The program develops competencies and skills for initiating and implementing projects satisfying the highest quality criteria and understanding stakeholder issues that enable high impact and sustainability.
The event will bring exceptional benefits to the delegates who themselves represent most prominent stakeholders (universities, research institutions, civil society organisations, SME's, NGO's, public bodies, etc.) and will provide outstanding quality of training for excellence in H2020 project development and proposal writing. Followed by effective strategies and tools for partner search.

Added value:

  • funding and cooperation opportunities with the Balkan countries, Danube region, Mediterranean countries, and Russia.
  • Topics and interventions for migration and energy crises

Please find more detail info attached and registration instructions at the http://www.eu-academia.com

Course Programme

In the meanwhile, any request from your side would be gladly welcomed and you may contact the organisers via email info@eu-academia.com or + 386 40 772 267


Geographical focus
  • Croatia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General
Event type
  • Training

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on August 23, 2016
Modified on August 23, 2016