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It might sound surprising to many readers, but the European Commission does encourage participation of US researchers and organisations in research and innovation projects funded under selected sub-pillars of Horizon 2020. Until now, 62 Horizon 2020 projects have involved US organisations or researchers on a wide range of topics: nine in Excellent Science, including four… » read more

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Are you wondering how you would do in case of a financial audit on one or more of your FP7/H2020 projects? Do you have doubts on whether your administrative and financial management procedures comply fully with the requirements of FP7/H2020? Try our brand new service: Mock Audit by Europa Media Our experts will simulate a… » read more

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In our previous blog post we shared Europa Media’s analysis of the data collected throughout the first year of implementation of Horizon 2020. Now it is time to take a look at the upcoming calls in 2016-2017. Even though we expect the first calls to be published in mid-September, several draft Work Programmes have already… » read more

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The European Commission has recently released its publication “Horizon 2020 – First Results”, sharing data collected throughout the first year of implementation of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation framework programme for 2014-2020. Let’s take a look at it together. By 1 December 2014, a total number of 100 calls for proposals had… » read more

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According to the Business Dictionary definition[1], project management is “the body of knowledge concerned with principles, techniques, and tools used in planning, control, monitoring, and review of projects.” Consequently, a project manager is a person with necessary knowledge and skills who is responsible for overall project implementation throughout the full project lifetime. Most people do… » read more

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What is the best way of learning how to successfully manage your EU-funded research and innovation project? There are several companies on the European market providing training programs on managing EU-funded projects. Some of them are “innovators” and “early adopters” and some of them – let’s say – “are playing safe”. To describe Europa Media’s… » read more

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Recently we have started using acronyms for the titles of our training courses when referring to them internally. So, MFA stands not for “Ministry of Foreign Affairs”, but for “Master of Finance and Administration”. This course is one of our advanced level courses focusing on the financial management and administration of EU research and innovation… » read more

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The idea for the Europa Media trainings came quite naturally after working for several years on EU projects. The demand was there and it only took a few information days and other similar events, following the invitation of the National Contact Point and the Investment Agency, to realize that we are onto something that will… » read more

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Since their launch in 2007, the “Summer Academies” have traditionally been the last training of the season before holidays. This year was no exception. Last week we have closed our 2013 Spring-Summer training season with the “European Funding Academy 2014-2020 – Summer Edition” training in Balaton, Hungary, with the participation of 35 participants from 15… » read more

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Part 3: Paper-based approach   Recently I gained new knowledge about auditors, which was slightly surprising, so I wanted to share and ask you about your experience. Here are a few questions to think about: What if the auditors come with a pure paper-based approach? They are not interested in the results, the impact, the… » read more

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