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Stay sharp and become an even better project manager. Learn the latest insights and in-depth knowledge on various aspects of EU funded Project Management, Horizon 2020, and Horizon Europe from leading experts.

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The first and final steps in Horizon Europe proposal writing – Expert Insights

In this webinar, you will get expert advice & tips on proposal writing in Horizon Europe and learn more about what requires special consideration and expertise in the Horizon Europe proposal templates.

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5 simple steps to design a successful Horizon Europe proposal workplan

In this article, we outline the main steps one should follow to develop a successful Horizon Europe proposal workplan, as well as provide expert tips on creating and organising project activities and deliverables.

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How to successfully manage a collaborative Horizon Europe project

What do you and your teams need to know about managing a Horizon Europe project with numerous partners? Find out the 4 criteria for successful project management, as well as a list of must-haves a project management tool needs to fully support your projects.

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Quick guide to ensure sustainability of a Horizon Europe project

This article focuses on the key pillars which ensure the sustainability of a Horizon Europe project and provides expert tips on developing and maintaining an effective strategy to perform a sustainable project.

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How to calculate Horizon Europe personnel costs

In this article, you will find a detailed analysis on how to calculate Horizon Europe personnel costs, along with the updates and changes compared to the Horizon 2020 Programme.

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Horizon Europe: Quick guide to prepare an accurate financial statement on time – Expert Insights

This recorded one-hour webinar focuses on the question of how to prepare an accurate financial statement in Horizon Europe. Watch the webinar and get ready for the upcoming financial reports in your Horizon EU project.

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Finding the right Horizon Europe call

This article provides an overview of the Horizon Europe work programmes to help you choose the most relevant Horizon Europe call for your research project. Here, you'll also find a quick checklist on how to apply to the Programme.

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Introduction to Horizon Europe proposal development

How can one apply to the Horizon Europe Programme? What’s the ideal time to start developing a Horizon Europe proposal? What are the main steps to make and the core evaluation criteria to keep in mind while creating your proposal? Read this article for expert guidance on the proposal development process.

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Expert tips on planning deliverables and milestones in a Horizon Europe proposal

This article offers expert tips on planning deliverables and milestones in a Horizon Europe proposal, explaining the difference between the terms and providing guidance on when one would need a deliverable and when a milestone.

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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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3 steps to build winning Horizon Europe partnerships

This article is an expert guidance on how to build a winning consortium for a Horizon Europe project – from tips on devising the proper strategy and using the right tools for finding Horizon Europe partnerships to recommendations on considering different types of partners.

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Quick guide to read between the lines of a Horizon Europe call – Expert Insights

Watch this recorded one-hour webinar to make sure you understand how to decode Horizon Europe calls. This webinar gives you the keys to soundly prepare your application, gather the right partners around the table, and define a solid project.

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How to write a convincing Impact Section for a Horizon Europe proposal

What do the evaluators expect to see in the Impact Section of a Horizon Europe proposal? What is the impact newness in the Horizon Europe programme? Check this article to get practical tips on how to maximise the impact of your Horizon Europe project.

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Practical insight into communication management of a Horizon Europe project

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

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Special Webinar: Latest updates on Horizon Europe by the EC – Expert Insights

Watch this recorded one-hour special webinar with the EC to learn about the latest updates on Horizon Europe, as well as it's specific missions, strategic planning, first work programmes and calls.

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Cost calculation in Horizon Europe – main changes to H2020

There are some changes with regards to cost calculation in Horizon Europe, as well as cost documentation. This article is for experienced Horizon 2020 project administrators who need to get a brief overview on what is different in the new funding Programme.

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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 the internal invoicing.

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How to simplify budget calculation in Horizon Europe proposals

In this article we’ve collected tips on how to budget a project with many stakeholders and turn budget calculation in Horizon Europe into a straightforward process, as well as give you an example of a budget for a collaborative project

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Why should one include a business plan into a Horizon EU proposal?

Do not underestimate the need to include a preliminary business plan into your Horizon Europe proposal. In this article we’ve collected the key points of such a plan, as well as put together tips on how to present a solid and attractive profit and loss statement (P&L).

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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.

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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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Creating an outstanding dissemination and exploitation plan for your proposal

Read on this article to know what evaluators expect to see in the dissemination and exploitation plan of your Horizon Europe proposal, as well as why is the promotion of project’s results so important and what is the difference between communication, dissemination, and exploitation activities.

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Quick guide for developing a Horizon Europe proposal budget

The major goal of any Horizon Europe proposal budget is to show how much money a project will cost and if those costs adhere to the guidelines. In this article, we answer the question of what kind of costs can be covered by the Horizon EU grant and give some tips on how to calculate your project’s budget.

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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 Horizon 2020 financial management

Newcomers to H2020 project management often wonder where to start in the financial administration of their project. Read this article to learn about the 5 foundational practices that will help you get everything right from the start of your project and save time.

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How to address gender dimension in H2020

When developing your Horizon 2020 proposal, the question of gender dimension is pertinent and it mirrors the concern of many researchers and proposal writers. This article explains why you need to address the gender dimension in research and innovation and how to do so impactfully.

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Horizon 2020 proposal writing guide

In this article, we have put together our expert advice and tips on how to facilitate the process of proposal writing under the Horizon 2020 programme, trying to cover both single partner and collaborative EU-funded research projects.

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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 an 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 catch problems before they become disasters and keep your project on track. They are a cornerstone of a successful H2020 project. Check out our tips on proper planning, setting, and achieving milestones in your research project.

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Avoiding H2020 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 Horizon 2020 project management

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.

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How to use Twitter for Horizon 2020 dissemination activities

Check out this article to know why planning social media campaigns around events relevant to EU research projects is highly recommended and learn some of the best Twitter strategies for communication & dissemination activities for an H2020 project.

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EM Guidelines for H2020 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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Project reporting under Horizon 2020

This article provides a detailed overview of project reporting under the Horizon 2020 programme, explaining the differences and specifics of continuous, periodic, and final reports.

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Remote work and collaboration in H2020

In this article you'll find tips & tricks on successfully organizing and managing a Horizon 2020 project with participants from around the world. It focuses on the questions of how to sync working styles and communicate efficiently in a remote work environment, while maintaining good physical and mental health.

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EIC Accelerator, main differences from SME Instrument

While EIC Accelerator is just the new name for the SME Instrument, in this article we've collected the essential novelties in this programme that applicants should know in order to succeed in developing a winning proposal.

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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).

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Requirements for data protection in H2020

In this article you'll find everything you need to know about data protection and staying compliant with the security standards of the H2020 programme. 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

Innovation advisors will play a key role in the new Horizon EU programme. This article sheds light on this position, describing the responsibilities, knowledge and skills required to become a successful innovation advisor.

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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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How to start a Horizon 2020 project

You’ll find a wide variety of funding opportunities in the Horizon 2020 work programmes for research & innovation activities in the calls for proposals. This article gives you the basic information about H2020 calls, as well as outlines the 5 key functionalities of the H2020 Funding and Tenders portal.

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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 Horizon 2020 project 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 out our expert tips on building your project consortium.

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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.

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How to write an outstanding Impact Section for H2020

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

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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 Horizon 2020 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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