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Blog series of Gabriella Lovasz Part 1- Hungary In every training course, we mention that cultural differences have to be taken into consideration and communication channels and work processes should be tailored to the habits and needs of your partners coming from different countries. What works for Germans and Hungarians might not work for Italians.… » read more

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Experiences of a Project Coordinator – A blog series by Istvan Pari. Most people when hear the word „coordinator” they tend to start picturing someone stuck behind a desk sending gazillion emails and making a hefty number of phone calls of various lengths every day in order to keep his/her project on its track. For… » read more

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Part 6. Similar to writing an essay, swiftly putting together a first draft of the project proposal and later revising and improving it gradually is usually a good approach (provided that you have enough time!). However, as we mentioned in our previous blog post, it is important to establish a clear outline of the proposal… » read more

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Reporting

One of the most demanding periods of the year from the project coordinator’s point of view is the annual reporting period. This is the time when you are getting an overall feedback from your partners about the progress of the various aspects of the initiative. In an ideal world the coordinator just sends out the… » read more

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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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