EMDESK Academy

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The EMDESK Academy was developed to support you in becoming an even better project manager. Working in cooperation with valued partners and experts from different fields, our EMDESK Sessions offer insights and in-depth knowledge on various aspects of EU funded Project Management and Horizon 2020 throughout the year.

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5 steps to take when you've received an H2020 grant

This recorded one-hour webinar is for everyone new to Horizon 2020 and working as a project manager or as an accountant administering the financial aspects of an H2020 project. Learn about five crucial must-dos of your Grant Agreement.

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Milestones – a key to your Horizon 2020 project success

Milestones are an efficient way to grab the attention of your stakeholders, catch problems before they become disasters, and keep your project on track. Check out our tips on proper planning, setting, and achievement of milestones – a cornerstone of a successful Horizon 2020 research project.


Avoiding financial mismanagement and getting ready for a CFS and audits

Watch this recorded one-hour live webinar with Jeanne Collin – an expert on H2020, to make sure you have all the keys to submit a Certificate on Financial Statement and prepare for a Financial Audit.

Popular Horizon 2020 project management

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Tips & tricks for a better project management in Horizon 2020

Managing a Horizon 2020 project is a challenging task. We’ve put together some tips & tricks on how to minimize your administrative and coordination tasks ensuring financial and scientific success. Check it out!

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Mental & physical health in an H2020 remote work environment

Check out the third part of our "Remote work and collaboration" series and maintain good physical & mental health remotely managing an H2020 project.

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How to use Twitter for Horizon 2020 dissemination?

Check out this article to know why planning a Twitter campaign around events relevant to your EU funded projects like Horizon 2020 is highly recommended.


EM Guidelines for data management

In this recorded one-hour webinar Gabriella Lovasz and Frosina Ilievska, experts at Europa Media give you some tips how to start a data management plan development, what to consider, what to include, how to fulfill the FAIR principles.

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Remote work and collaboration in H2020 – Part two

Dive into "Remote work and collaboration" – the second part of our series of tips and tricks on successfully organizing and managing your H2020 research project with participants and teams from around the world.

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EMDESK checklist for Horizon Europe – Towards a successful participation

To learn all the key elements for the successful preparation of your Horizon Europe project at a glance, you are welcome to download our handy checklist and share it with your colleagues.

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Project reporting under H2020 SME Instrument Phase 2

This article gives an overview about project reporting in Horizon 2020 (H2020) funded projects, particularly those running under an SME Instrument phase 2.

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Remote work and collaboration in H2020 – Part one

"Remote work and collaboration" – the first part of our series of tips and tricks on successfully organizing and managing your H2020 project with participants and teams from around the world. Check it out!

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EIC Accelerator: main differences from SME Instrument

Learn more about EIC Accelerator supporting high-risk, high-potential SMEs and innovators developing innovative products, services, and business models that have the potential to boost economic growth.


Efficient remote management of a Horizon 2020 project

In this special recorded one-hour webinar on the occasion of the current Covid19 crisis we give valuable hands on tips for efficient remote project management in EU funded projects, including Horizon 2020 (H2020).

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Data protection under Horizon 2020

Everything you need to know about data protection and staying compliant with new security standards for project management in EU funded projects and proposals like Horizon 2020 (H2020).

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The Innovation Advisor – a key position for Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe will start in the not too distant future and within the new framework programme one position within research organisations will become indispensable – the innovation advisor.


The essentials of running a Horizon 2020 project

Dedicated to coordinators, this recorded one-hour webinar will allow you to successfully manage your Horizon 2020 (H2020) project, your multicultural and multidisciplinary consortium and make the most of this experience.


Preparing your periodic reports under Horizon 2020

This recorded one-hour webinar will allow you to master the administrative and financial management rules of a Horizon 2020 (H2020) project, improve the quality of your reports and to optimize the final amount payable by the European Commission.

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5 ways to find your next Horizon 2020 partner

We’d like to offer some suggestions on what you can do when you feel like you’ve exhausted all your options and still haven’t found the right partner for your research project (e.g. Horizon 2020).


Horizon Europe – How to prepare and lessons learned from H2020

The expert Liliya Levandovska has summarized in this recorded one-hour webinar on Horizon Europe the key elements covering the strategic R&I orientations, proposal preparation, and project management.

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EMDESK checklist for H2020 – Eyes on Horizon Europe

Find our helpful at a glance Horizon 2020 checklist with eyes on Horizon Europe, which shows the key elements to completing a successful research project.

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How to write an outstanding impact section in H2020

Beyond general tips suitable to the whole proposal, the objective of this article is to disclose what are project impacts for Horizon 2020 (H2020) evaluators, and how to structure an outstanding Impact section.


Proposal writing – How to draft a coherent budget under H2020

This recorded one-hour webinar deals with the main principles of a Horizon 2020 (H2020) financial plan, cost breakdown, and cost category. It will show you how to evaluate necessary resources for your project and optimize the provisional budget of your application.


Basic mistakes in H2020 personnel cost calculation and reporting

Understand the eligibility rules and their various exceptions, get an overview of the most common mistakes, and obtain practical guidance on personnel cost calculation methodologies acceptable for the EC during this recorded one-hour webinar.


Proposal Writing in H2020 – How to maximize impact

This recorded one-hour webinar gives you key information and practical tips for drafting the Impact Section of a Horizon 2020 (H2020) application to meet best the expectations of the European Commission.

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