Master of Proposal Writing in Horizon Europe

€ 1390.-
Brussels, Belgium

This 2-day practical training course will provide a complete insight into writing and submitting competitive proposals under the 2025-2027 calls of Horizon Europe. 


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 2021-2024 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 2025-2027 work programmes? Lump sum, blind evaluation, newest guidance documents and tools from the EC, latest statistics, and so on.  

  • 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-users.  

  • 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  

  • How to design your work plan and plan your budget in case of lump sum proposals 

  • 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 25 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 11 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. For the past 20 years, they have been supporting all the major institutions as well as several of the NCPs in the Member States and countries associated to the Framework Programmes.

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 practical approach has attracted over 10,000 participants from all over the world in the past 15 years. Read more about our projects here.    


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 in 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.  


Our training courses also provide a great opportunity for networking, exchanging experience and establishing partnerships as well as disseminating your project results. On average, 25+ participants attend our face-to-face training courses, representing 15+ leading organisations from across Europe and beyond. 


Not ready to take the leap? Check out our recorded webinars and get a quick overview of some of the most burning Horizon Europe topics before joining us at this course! Check them out here!

Additional information
Preferential rate for hotel room booking is provided by the venue hotel to our participants. Details and the booking form will be sent upon registration. Deadline for special rate is 11th October 2024.

The trainers

Ömer Ceylan
Ömer Ceylan
Trainer & Consultant, Managing Director of Geonardo
Jelena Kajganovic
Jelena Kajganovic
Senior Trainer and Project Manager
€ 1390 + VAT may apply*
Brussels, Belgium