UN Environment and European Commission roadmap

Mariana Mata Lara

Last week, on June 20th, the European Commission and the UN Environment published their Oceans Roadmap 2.0 to deepen their work towards healthy, productive and resilient oceans. Following the first roadmap signed in December 2016, and following the UN Ocean…

New EMFF budget announced for 2021-2027 targeting the Blue Economy

Mariana Mata Lara

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) is one of the five European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds which complement each other and seek to promote a growth and job-based recovery in Europe.

Horizon Europe: what is going to change compared to Horizon 2020?

Valentina Zuri

In May, the European Commission disclosed new information about the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, which will run from 2021 to 2027.

Dissemination vs. Communication in H2020 projects

Mariana Mata Lara

Dissemination and communication are considered to be of great importance and highly valued by the European Commission in H2020 projects. This is due that, together with the exploitation of your project, communication and dissemination are measures that will…

European Funding Academy Competition

Cosmina Bisboaca

European Funding Academy is back this summer from 11 to 15 of June in Budapest with two days on Horizon 2020 Proposal Development and Horizon 2020 Project Management and Finances the following two days. Sounds like lots of…

Startup Safari Budapest 2018

Caroline Bourgeais

On 19-20 April, Budapest hosted the 2018 Startup Safary which attracted more than 3,000 participants. Not only Startups, tech companies, VCs, accelerators, incubators, but also professionals looking for new opportunities and students enthusiastic about entrepreneurship attended this exhibition.

How your H2020 proposal budget can make you fail during evaluation

Valentina Zuri

Do you constantly receive high scores on the Excellence and on the Impact sections for your Horizon 2020 proposal, but the Implementation score drags you down? Here are four ideas on what the potential problems might be, and how…

Startup Olé 2018 promotes entrepreneurship in Central and Eastern Europe

Krisztina Tóth

17th-19th April, one of the brand new Startup Europe projects, MY-GATEWAY, was present at Startup Olé.

Applying for EU funding: finding the best programme for you, writing a solid project proposal

Valentina Zuri

Hacking your way through the jungle of EU funding programmes and opportunities can be a great undertaking. Which managing authority should you target, one in Brussels or one in your own country? Which is the most suitable programme for your…

Why and how to ENJOY the hard work on an EU project

Gabriella Lovász

For years we have been training people on how to successfully manage EU projects. But as one of my clever colleagues pointed out last week, we have never shown how to enjoy all these chaotic, annoying, frustrating and in the…

When is the right time to withdraw your proposal?

Frosina Ilievska

With the new Work Programmes published on the Participant Portal, it is time to strategize for the upcoming deadlines. You develop a concept, you find the right partners, but then something doesn’t go right, and you may find yourself in…

5 Tips for an efficient Exploitation plan in H2020 proposals

Gabriella Lovász

Article 28. of the H2020 Model Grant Agreement states that each beneficiary must — up to four years after the end of the project — take measures aiming to ensure ‘exploitation’ of its results (either directly or indirectly, in particular…