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5 Ways To Find Your Next Partner

Gabriella Lovász
13th January 2020
Many researchers find it difficult to know where to start their search. Typically, the problem isn’t that researchers aren’t looking for new partners, they’re just searching in the wrong places.…

Scenario of mobilisation for a better Horizon Europe

Carolina Pascaru

Last year the European Commission proposed an EU budget for 2021 to 2027 of €100 billion for the next research and innovation framework programme Horizon Europe. This roughly represents 7.8 per cent of the overall EU budget, also known as…

Circular Point- Where the circular economy is in the center!

Maria Beatriz Rosell

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

Liliya Levandovska

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

Iasmina Cioroianu

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.