Circular Point- Where the circular economy is in the center!
Nowadays, companies are increasingly focusing on producing circular products and services, which have one or more circular features, like reusability, reparability, modularity, recyclability, etc. However, ordinary consumers and citizens are still lacking the knowledge and the information on these products’…
What’s on the R&I Horizon in Europe – planned changes for 2021-2027
Time is ticking fast – it seems that we have just all gotten used to Horizon 2020 rules and trends and the programme is suddenly nearing its end. While there are still many calls with the deadlines in 2020 (and…
Horizon 2020 Horror Stories
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
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.
UK PARTICIPATION IN H2020: WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A NO-DEAL BREXIT SCENARIO?
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
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:
GO VISUAL SERIES (3/3)
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?
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
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
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
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
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…