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Part 5. In our last blog post, we arrived to the stage in proposal development when we have a sound partnership, a clear picture of all of the call requirements, and know what we need to compile in terms of technical, financial and administrative data. We are now ready to actually write the technical proposal,… » read more

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Early starts pay off

Deadlines are part of our everyday lives. Paying your bills and monthly car mortgage usually has a deadline so has the submission of your weekly lottery ticket. With a few exceptions human nature in general tends to underestimate the time needed to do something if the deadline is far away (for example in the case… » read more

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Build the consortium

Part 3. In order to have a good project and good collaboration, partners need to complement one another and they shall share an interest in the common problem they will be tackling in their research. The minimum number of partners and any requirements related to their geographical location, legal form and expertise are determined in… » read more

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Project idea formulation

Part 2. In proposal development, the first natural step is to formulate an idea and find a suitable call. There are basically two ways of doing it. The first one, recommended for beginners, is to have a basic project idea and search for a call. The second method, used by more experienced proposers is to… » read more

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The web is full of documents, some more useful than others… The INCO division of the DG Research and Innovation, more precisely the Unit D3 — European Neighbourhood, Africa and Gulf has made a nice effort in preparing a booklet presenting all the coordination and support action (CSA) projects of International Cooperation financed under the… » read more

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Part 1. As many calls are published now with an autumn/December deadline, we start a blog series on proposal development. We will continue later on with project management phases.   EU projects are excellent chances for organisations to increase their international presence, expand their network base and obtain references on international project participation, all while… » read more

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