Europa Media Trainings

Horizon Europe Academy – The Masters Part I: Proposal Writing

This face-to-face course is based on our seven Horizon Europe proposals that have been successful under the 2021-2022 calls.

Learn all about proposal writing and peek into the new requirements on project management and financial reporting before submitting your Horizon Europe proposals.

Date Location
Novotel Brussels City Centre, Belgium Agenda


The Horizon Europe Academy covers the full life cycle of a research and innovation project: from proposal conceptual development to financial audits.  
The Academy consists of two parts over four days. (Part 2. is Project Management on 20-21 October)

The Academy starts with this  2-day course which will provide a complete insight into writing and submitting competitive proposals in response to open calls in Horizon Europe. The combination of practical presentations and hands-on workshops in groups will introduce all the aspects that you need to know, from identifying the right call for your project idea to developing and submitting a competitive proposal. We share first-hand experiences from the first submissions and evaluations. 

Topics of the course:

From idea to HE proposal                      
•    How to turn your novel idea into a winning concept;
•    What is new in Horizon Europe? 

Excellence and Implementation
•    Proposal writing section-by-section – Examples, tips and templates for the Part B of the proposal;
•    Objectives – Work Plan – Consortium – Resources and Budget;

Expected Outcomes and Impact 
•    What innovation can we describe and how?
•    Examples of different approaches to addressing the “Expected Impact” of your proposals, lessons learned from evaluations;
•    How to define the Key Impact Pathways

Measures to maximise Impact
•    How to identify and select the best exploitation, IP and innovation strategy to maximise the potential impact of your Horizon Europe project;
•    How to tailor an effective dissemination and communication plan to maximise the potential impact of your Horizon Europe project;

Presentations will be complemented by practical tips, personal experiences, good and bad practices, which will allow the participants to fully understand the key processes and steps in proposal preparation from a practitioner’s perspective. Hands-on workshops will complement presentations, giving participants the opportunity to fully experience key steps in proposal writing and project implementation.

Why this course?

We have 20 years of experience in developing and implementing projects under the EU's research framework programmes. Under Horizon 2020, we have been involved successfully in over 30 projects, coordinating six of them. This event, as always, has been designed based on our direct hands-on experience with EU research and innovation proposals and is therefore 100% practice-driven. 
Over the past 15 years, we have delivered 500+ events attended by 10,000+ participants. Europa Media’s events are favoured by the participants, especially for their practical aspects. Feedbacks from previous participants show that our events are equally useful for:  
•    Project managers and coordinators;   
•    Research advisers, EU grant advisers;   
•    Researchers;  
•    Financial managers and accountants;   
•    Grant officers and research administrators;   
•    NCPs.    

Coming from:    
•    Public institutions;   
•    Universities and research institutions;   
•    SMEs and large companies;  
•    Civil society organisations.   

Who is this course for? 

This course is for you if you are planning to submit a competitive proposal under the Horizon Europe calls and/or get your new Horizon Europe project(s) started on the right foot. Whether a complete beginner or an advanced FP participant, the Horizon Europe Academy will provide you with novel and practical tips and tools which you can directly implement in your upcoming proposals and projects.

Who we are

Europa Media has been supporting public and private organisations to develop successful project proposals and effectively manage projects under the EU's research and innovation programmes since FP5. Over the past 20+ years, our team has been directly involved in writing successful proposals and coordinating and managing projects under different EU programmes. Under Horizon 2020, we have been involved in over 30 projects as coordinators and partners. Our workshops and seminars are designed based on this direct experience we have from our own proposals and projects - we discuss and reflect on a lot of specific problems during these events. They are therefore quite hands-on with real-life examples and stories. This practical approach has attracted over 10,000 participants from all over the world in the past 17 years. 

  • Brussels, Belgium
  • 32 Rue de la Vierge Noire, 1000 Novotel Brussels City Centre, Belgium
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • 32 Rue de la Vierge Noire, 1000 Novotel Brussels City Centre, Belgium
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Ömer Ceylan
Ömer Ceylan
Managing Director
Jelena Kajganovic
Jelena Kajganovic
Project Manager