Horizon Europe Academy – Part I: Proposal Writing

Take your Horizon Europe proposal writing to the next level

€ 1190.-
Eindhoven, Netherlands

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 II. is Horizon Europe Project Management and Financial Reporting on 8-9 June)


The Academy starts with this 2-day course which will provide a complete insight into writing and submitting competitive proposals under the 2023-2024 calls of Horizon Europe. It is built on our direct, hands-on experience gained in developing and managing EU research and innovation projects over the past 20 years. The trainers of Europa Media are actual project managers, coordinators and financial administrators, currently running seven Horizon Europe projects – one as coordinator – while also preparing proposals to submit under the open and forthcoming calls of Horizon Europe. This course is designed based on this direct experience and is, therefore 100% practice driven.  

Over two days, you will learn all about the features of winning Horizon Europe proposals and get equipped with the right tools to develop your proposal with confidence. The combination of practical presentations and hands-on workshops in groups will introduce all the aspects you need to know, from identifying the right call for your project idea to developing and submitting a competitive proposal. We are sharing our first-hand experiences from the first submissions and evaluations. (See here our projects)  

Topics covered: 

  • The rationale of Horizon Europe work programmes, calls and topics: understanding the EU R&I policy context to position your project concept more competitively 

  • What is new in the 2023-2024 work programmes? Lump sum, blind evaluation, newest guidance documents and tools from the EC, latest statistics, etc. 

  • How to make sure your proposal fully matches the call text: call analysis, proposal design, consortium composition, cross-cutting issues  

  • Who is who in a Horizon Europe proposal? Beneficiaries, affiliated entities, associated partners, subcontractors, contractors, stakeholders, end-uses. 

  • Building a consortium vs. joining a consortium as a partner: step-by-step guidance 

  • From proposal concept to full proposal: Proposal writing from the coordinator’s and partner’s perspective 

  • How to compose text and fill in the application forms: Practical tips, examples and ready-to-use templates for Excellence, Impact and Implementation 

  • Key steps and success criteria for winning Horizon Europe proposals: How to finalise and polish your proposal before submission 

  • Evaluation of horizontal aspects: how to address gender, ethics, SSH and interdisciplinary aspects of your proposal 

  • Proposal Development Workshop: The afternoons in both days are dedicated to practicing actual proposal writing in response to a real Horizon Europe call. You will be able to apply this methodology to any call for your ongoing and upcoming proposals. 


Why Europa Media? 

Europa Media is Europe’s leading provider of practical training courses on EU’s research and innovation programmes. We have 20+ years of experience in developing and implementing projects under the Framework Programmes. Under Horizon 2020, we have been involved successfully in over 30 projects, coordinating six of them. Under the first work programmes of Horizon Europe, we are currently involved in seven collaborative projects, coordinating one of them. Europa Media’s trainers are actual project managers, coordinators and financial administrators of these projects, sharing their stories and providing you with hands-on tips based on their everyday experience. 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.  

Our events also provide a great opportunity for networking and exchanging experience with leading universities, research institutions and companies from around Europe and beyond. In our events, it is not uncommon to find a partner for your next proposal! The presentations, workshops, and free afternoons are organised to ensure the best combination of learning by doing, meeting new colleagues, and getting to know the city. 

Who is this course for?   

Whether you have already submitted proposals or managed projects under Horizon 2020 / Horizon Europe, or will be just starting to develop a project proposal for the first time, this course will help you enhance your knowledge and skills on proposal writing and gain hands-on tips to apply in your current and future proposals under Horizon Europe. 

Feedback from previous participants shows that this course is equally useful for:

  • Project managers and coordinators; 

  • Researchers and research administrators; 

  • Research advisers, EU grant advisers; 

Coming from:     

  • Universities and research institutions; 

  • Public administrations; 

  • SMEs and large companies; 

  • CSOs and NGOs. 



Who we are  

Europa Media is a unique company 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 15 years. Read more about our projects here.

Additional information

The training fee includes:

- Access to the digital version of the training materials;
- Invitation to our exclusive LinkedIn group;
- Certificate of participation;
- Catering (lunch and coffee breaks)

The trainers

Jelena Kajganovic
Jelena Kajganovic
Senior Trainer and Project Manager
Ömer Ceylan
Ömer Ceylan
Trainer & Consultant, Managing Director of Geonardo
€ 1190 + VAT may apply*
Eindhoven, Netherlands