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Horizon 2020 Horror Stories

Iasmina Cioroianu
30th October 2019
Have you ever wondered what could give you the shivers during proposal writing or project implementation in Horizon 2020?

A look into H2020 Timesheets and their Benefits

Frosina Ilievska

Timesheets are an essential part of your project implementation process in Horizon 2020. When you claim funds from the EU for your project, you must justify the expenditure and staff allocation.


Maria Carla Lostrangio

Although Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union foresaw the UK departure from the Union already by 30th March 2019, this scheduled exit was extended until 31st October 2019. The President of the Commission Juncker recalled Prime Minister Boris…

Finding Core Partners for your H2020 consortium– Initial steps for newcomers

Maria Beatriz Rosell

There is neither an ideal or unique way to form a successful consortium, nor a strategy to look for partners. In my case, I follow a couple of steps, such as:


Mariana Mata Lara

If you remember from past posts, we created a series on the importance of going visual when communicating and disseminating your results to your audience. On our first post, we discussed why visual content is so important, whereas, on the…

What skills does a coordinator need to hold (firmly) the reins of a project?

Jelena Lazic

Coordinators are not indestructible creatures, omniscient and above the others. Even mindful, skilled and experienced managers can undertake disastrous and self-defeating decisions. They are required to navigate the turbulent waters of proposal writing, deliver timely and respect strict…

The Pitch - Important changes in the SME Instrument Phase 2 evaluation procedure

Ömer Ceylan

Last year major changes were introduced in the evaluation process of H2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 proposals

PART II: Myths and Truth about the Additional Remuneration and National Project Reference Rate schemes

Gábor Kitley

Part II Some weeks ago we discussed the additional remuneration scheme of Horizon 2020, listing the pros-and-cons of this unique feature. As promised, we continue with an even more special scheme, the action vs. national project reference rate.

The perfect template for your Consortium Agreement

Gabriella Lovász

Let’s state from the beginning that the DESCA template is an extremely useful tool for anyone who is participating in a Horizon 2020 project; there is no doubt about that.

Myths and Truth about the Additional Remuneration and National Project Reference Rate schemes

Gábor Kitley

Part1 Whenever I’m giving Horizon 2020 financial courses at universities in the Central and Eastern European countries, I’m facing the same question: “Is it fair that in an international research project the participating researchers from Hungary, Czech Republic or Bulgaria…


Mariana Mata Lara

On our first post of the ‘Go Visual series’, we told you about the importance of creating engaging visual content. In this second part, we want to talk about how to start when creating a visual identity for…

Project TOOLBOX for coordinators

Daniel Frohnmaier

Have you ever been involved in a project as a coordinator? Or are you planning to take on this role in one of your next projects?

Horizon 2020 webinar Proposal writing FAQ: Ambition and Impact sections

Karen Bengtsson

How are the Ambition and Impact sections linked in a Horizon 2020 proposal? What to highlight in which section, how these build on each other? What is innovation and how to describe that in different types of projects?