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up next Webinar: Updates on Horizon Europe

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Upcoming: Special Webinar – Latest updates on Horizon Europe by the EC / 5 May, 11:00 CEST

We're excited to announce our special webinar with the EC focused on the latest updates on Horizon Europe. Register to learn more about missions, strategic planning in Horizon Europe, as well as about the first work programmes & calls.

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Efficient communication management in collaborative projects

Communication is crucial for the success of collaborative projects, such as Horizon Europe. In this article, we outline top communication skills & habits for project managers, as well as provide tips on how to improve your project communication management in 4 simple steps.

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Cost calculation in Horizon Europe – main changes to H2020

Horizon Europe will implement a few changes with regards to the calculation and documentation of costs eligible for EU funding. This article is for the experienced H2020 project administrator who needs to get a brief overview on what is new and different.

popular Webinar: Financial rules of Horizon Europe

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Financial rules of Horizon Europe in comparison to H2020 – Expert Insights

This recorded one-hour webinar answers the questions of how will we calculate daily rates to report personnel costs in Horizon Europe, what are the changes with project-based remuneration reporting, and what will change with internal invoicing.

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How to simplify the budgeting process in collaborative projects

Budgeting in collaborative projects requires expertise & time-consuming exchange with partners. Here we’ve collected tips & tricks on how to turn budgets with various stakeholders, like in H2020 or Horizon EU, into a straightforward and streamlined process.

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Financial data & business plan for a Horizon Europe proposal

Do not underestimate the need to include a preliminary business plan in your Horizon Europe proposal financial projections. Here we’ve collected the key points of such a business plan, as well as give you some tips on developing a Profit & Loss Statement.

new Getting Ready For Horizon Europe

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3 steps to get the Horizon EU programme off to a good start

How one can get ready for the Horizon Europe programme? What are the keys for creating a competitive consortium? When is it better to start developing your Horizon Europe project? Take a look at 3 steps to get the programme off to a good start.

popular Webinar: Horizon Europe project budget in 6 steps

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Create your Horizon Europe project budget in 6 steps – Expert Insights

Draw up a budget that will prevail during Horizon Europe project implementation by following 6 important steps that we go through in this recorded one-hour webinar.

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Horizon Europe proposal writing guide

In this article, we have put together tips & tricks on how to facilitate the writing process and create a successful Horizon Europe proposal.

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Dissemination & Exploitation plans for EU projects

What are the differences between and the goals of Dissemination & Exploitation plans for the projects funded by the EU. What do evaluators expect to see in your proposal? Check out in this article!

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How to calculate the budget for EU projects

The major goal of the proposal budget for EU projects is to show how much money a project will cost and if those costs adhere to guidelines. In this article we answer the question of what kind of costs can be covered by the EU grant, as well as give some costs calculation tips.

popular Webinar Horizon Europe

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Quick guide for planning your Horizon Europe applications – Expert Insights

Watch this recorded one-hour webinar with Jeanne Collin – an expert on H2020, to make sure you make the most of your preparation time and are ready to apply to the upcoming Horizon Europe calls.

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5 foundational practices for H2020 financial management

Where does one start financial administration of an H2020 project? When a deadline to the first reporting gets close, considerable time is spent on calculating and filling in the compulsory reports. Read our practices that will help you get everything right from the start of your project and save time.

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5 key functionalities of the H2020 Funding and Tenders portal

This article shows the most crucial functionalities of the H2020 Funding and Tenders portal and some interesting features that can help you in your journey of submitting a proposal. Check it out!

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Gender dimension in Horizon 2020

"How would you address the gender dimension in a field that is historically dominated by men such as mechanical engineering? Or robotics?". What would you answer to that question regarding Horizon 2020 proposals?

popular Webinar Horizon Europe Introduction

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An introduction to Horizon Europe – Expert Insights

This recorded one-hour webinar answers the questions of what is most likely to be funded in Horizon Europe, what are the major changes in the proposal templates, the main notions and differences in evaluation, reporting, and finance?

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5 steps to take when you've received H2020 grant – Expert Insights

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.

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Avoiding financial mismanagement and getting ready for a CFS & audits – Expert Insights

Watch this recorded one-hour 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.

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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.

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EM Guidelines for data management – Expert Insights

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

Download and share with your colleagues our helpful at a glance Horizon Europe checklist, which shows all the key elements for a successful preparation to your Horizon EU project.

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Project reporting under H2020 SME Instrument Phase 2

Get a detailed 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.

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Efficient remote management in Horizon 2020 – Expert Insights

In this special 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).

popular Horizon 2020 data protection

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Data protection under Horizon 2020

Everything you need to know about data protection and staying compliant with security standards for Horizon 2020. Make sure your proposals and projects are secure enough to keep your funding.

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The Innovation Advisor – a key position for Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe will start soon and in the new framework programme one position within research organizations will become vital – the Innovation Advisor. Read more about this key role.

popular Horizon 2020 checklist

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EMDESK checklist for Horizon 2020 – Eyes on Horizon Europe

Download and share with your colleagues our helpful at a glance H2020 checklist with eyes on Horizon Europe, which shows the key elements to completing a successful research project.

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The essentials of running a Horizon 2020 project – Expert Insights

Watch this recorded one-hour webinar aimed to give the key information about the role of project coordinator in Horizon 2020 project with multicultural & multidisciplinary consortiums.

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Preparing your periodic reports under H2020 – Expert Insights

Watch this recorded one-hour webinar focused on the questions of how to prepare periodic reports under Horizon 2020 and how to master the administrative and financial management rules of H2020.

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5 ways to find your next Horizon 2020 partner

In this article you'll find some suggestions on what you can do when you feel like you’ve exhausted all your options and still haven’t found the right project partner in Horizon 2020. Check it out!

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Horizon Europe: How to prepare and lessons learned from H2020 – Expert Insights

Watch this recorded one-hour webinar focused on the structure, multiannual strategic plan, and new R&I missions of the new R&I Horizon Europe Programme and get to know lessons learned from (Horizon 2020) H2020.

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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 H2020 evaluators, and how to structure an outstanding Impact Section. Take a look at it!

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Proposal writing: How to draft a coherent budget under H2020 – Expert Insights

Watch this recorded one-hour webinar that deals with the main financial principles of H2020 proposal writing. Learn how to evaluate necessary resources for your project and optimize the provisional budget of your application.

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Basic mistakes in H2020 personnel costs calculation and reporting – Expert Insights

Watch this recorded one-hour webinar to learn the eligibility rules and their various exceptions in H2020, get an overview of the most common mistakes, and obtain practical guidance on personnel cost calculation methodologies acceptable for the EC.

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Proposal writing: How to maximize impact in Horizon 2020 – Expert Insights

Watch this recorded one-hour webinar that provides the key information and practical tips on drafting the Impact Section of a Horizon 2020 (H2020) application to meet best expectations of the EC.

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