Proposal Writing - Focus: Impact + Horizon Europe

In a winning project, your impact will be visible throughout all parts of the proposal. Get it done!

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  • Gabriella Lovász Managing Director
    Europa Media
  • Liliya Levandovska Senior Project Manager
    Geonardo Environmental Technologies Ltd.

Factors determining your impact: start with a winning team – turn your idea into innovation – position it properly – define convincing KPIs – assess barriers and risks adequately – communicate/disseminate/exploit always with supporting your final goal.

Join us and learn how to write competitive H2020 proposals with an excellent Impact.

Why this course?

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1. Trainers are actual Proposal Writers

This course is built on our direct experience gained over the past 17 years from developing and submitting proposals and implementing projects under the EU's Research Framework Programmes. The trainers of Europa Media are on a daily basis conceiving and developing their own project proposals under the open and forthcoming H2020 calls. This course is designed based on this direct experience and is therefore 100% practice-driven.

We will show you through our own two main examples of how the Impact should be written. These two proposals received 14.5 points!


2. Lectures and Workshops on proposal development, impact and dissemination

Experience Europa Media's well-known "learning-by-doing" approach – hear presentations introducing the rules of the game with examples, then practice your newly-gained knowledge during the practical and interactive workshops.


Develop a project proposal in response to a work programme topic (“call”).

As a start: After going through a simple exercise, you will be encouraged to pursue a new way of thinking - a method to ensure that you get started in the right way. You will then further develop your proposal concept step-by-step: defining sound objectives, designing an effective work plan with work packages, creating a Gantt chart and PERT diagram, defining an ideal consortium, and putting together a realistic budget.

Impact and Exploitation workshop: You will draft the Expected Impact section and identify the best scenario for exploitation and IP strategy.

Dissemination and Communication workshop: Participants will define the relevant target groups and the most appropriate dissemination and communication tools, channels and strategies for disseminating and communicating the results of the project with a view to maximizing its impact.


The key findings of H2020 Interim Evaluation - Monitoring Report concluded:
  • There remains an innovation gap. EU lags behind in breakthrough, market-creating innovation
  • Low involvement of civil society but improving from FP7: room for improvement in bringing research closer to the general public

Two key findings that your project may change – that the evaluators will be looking for and find positive - if the Impact is well-defined. Several calls for proposals are now open with deadlines in spring/summer, and many forthcoming topics and draft 2018-2020 Work Programmes are in the pipeline.


Bring your project ideas and calls to the training, we will discuss your concept with you and you may even find your excellent future partners with our help, maybe amongst the training participants.


Is this training for me?

This course targets all those who have been competitively participating in H2020 projects as well as those who aim to participate in Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe and want to develop their proposal development skills to submit winning proposals.

The training fee includes

  • Training material in electronic format
  • Coffee breaks and lunch at the venue
  • Social event
  • Access to our My Trainings (downloadable background documentations, workshop materials, partner search)
  • Certificate
  • Course 0, an online introductory training

Are you completely new to H2020 project writing and management? 

Don't worry, all participants will have the opportunity to prepare and get ready well in advance with our brand new Course 0.  This introductory course, in e-learning format, will help you refresh your knowledge or learn some basic information on Horizon 2020 proposal development if you are a newbie in this field.

An online link to course 0 will be shared after registration.


Accommodation is not included in the course price and should be arranged individually by the participants.

If you would like to master your Horizon 2020 Project Management skills too, join us for 2 extra days (10-11 October) check out here what the European Funding Academy has to offer!




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