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Mariana Mata Lara
3rd September 2019
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…

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?

A project management toolset for H2020 participants

Gabriella Lovász

We will soon start a new project and the project manager appointed in our organisation asked for a meeting to discuss the tasks and duties. One of the issues he was not sure about was the tools for…

Dissemination and Communication in H2020: Making use of European Commission’s channels

Katalin Balazs

Under Article 29 of the H2020 Annotated Model Grant Agreement, all beneficiaries are obliged to disseminate project results, unless it goes against their legitimate interests.

Dissemination, Exploitation, Knowledge management, IPR

Liliya Levandovska

Project Management Challenges We all know that managing several projects at a time can be a challenging task, especially for newcomers or smaller institutions. We at EMG group are currently involved in more than a dozen running projects…

Kick-off meeting of the SPEAR project

Liliya Levandovska

The project team is excited to bring on institutional change and foster gender equality in research and academia!