Our Survey with Horizon 2020 beneficiaries: your impressions on proposal preparation and project implementation
As we reached halfway through the EU’s eighth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, at Europa Media we were increasingly eager to discover the opinions our colleagues in some of the key aspects of participation in Horizon 2020. To find…
LIFEinFORESTS Conference on Sustainable Forest Management
WWF Hungary, Europa Media and their partners in the LIFEinFORESTS project organize a professional forestry conference on forest management of Natura 2000 sites.
A new food waste treatment strategy for Europe
PlasCarb combines the production of high-value industrial materials with the treatment of unavoidable food waste.
European Parliament elections: what path for EU funds?
What happened? On 17th of January 2017, elections were held for the new president of the European Parliament in order to choose the successor of Martin Schulz (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats). Initially seven candidates were running for the…
LinkTADs project successfully completed
October 2016 marked the completion of the LinkTADs project, a three-year initiative funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to coordinate European and Chinese research on animal health.
MY-WAY: Two years to help students to fulfil their entrepreneurial dreams
When the MY-WAY project was funded in 2014, the European landscape of youth entrepreneurship was highly fragmented: although many support initiatives existed, they did not coordinate their efforts, information was lacking and young European prospective entrepreneurs were necessarily limited to…
Two years into Horizon 2020: trends, novelties and stats
The European Commission has recently published its second Monitoring Report on the implementation of Horizon 2020, describing trends and statistics on participation in the years 2014 and 2015 altogether. While we have already analysed the findings on the first year,…
New rules set for EU-US cooperation in Horizon 2020 projects
I would like to share some interesting news regarding EU-US cooperation and share my thoughts on its practical consequences for the EU projects involving US organisations.
Practical tips for including gender analysis into your Horizon 2020 proposals
If you are a researcher or an organization active in Horizon 2020 proposal development, you may well know the requirement to include gender analysis, if applicable1, into Part B of the proposal template. Although it may sound simple, sometimes the…
10 ways you can use social media in your Horizon 2020 project
1. Engage your stakeholders in a live dialogue during a conference
Participation of Associated Countries in Horizon 2020: Example of Ukraine
Association to Horizon 2020 As of September 2016, there are 16 countries associated to Horizon 20201. Being associated to Horizon 2020 means that a third country can formally participate in the programme and is expected to provide a financial contribution…
The “3 Ps” to a successful meeting organisation
By definition, a meeting is "an act or process of coming together" for example "as [...] an assembly for a common purpose [...]"1. Meetings are omnipresent in our everyday life and a universal form of communication. Whether happening informally in…