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The rising importance of technology in our lives has led to more connected people to online information, not only limited to computers, but also to smartphones and tablets. This makes us face an audience that is connected 24/7 and has the expectation to be continuously updated. The audience of European projects is no exception in… » read more

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As we reached halfway through the EU’s eighth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, at Europa Media we were increasingly eager to discover the opinions our colleagues in some of the key aspects of participation in Horizon 2020. To find out what peer project managers, researchers and funding consultants think of the current state of… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

As participants in Horizon 2020 projects ourselves, we are interested to hear about the experiences of1 other Horizon 2020 applicants and beneficiaries regarding their participation in H2020 proposals and projects. We would appreciate it if you could share your feedback by filling in this 6-question survey. Thank you!     Based on your experience so… » read more

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I would like to share some interesting news regarding EU-US cooperation and share my thoughts on its practical consequences for the EU projects involving US organisations. On 17 October 2016, the European Commission and the US Government signed an agreement, which facilitates cooperation between US organisations and Horizon 2020 participants. This agreement indeed has been… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

1. Engage your stakeholders in a live dialogue during a conference Tip: if you reply to a user and want the tweet to be visible to everyone (and not just to that user’s followers) write something (such as a period) before the user’s name! 2. Pin a tweet to maintain it on top of the… » read more

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Association to Horizon 2020 As of September 2016, there are 16 countries associated to Horizon 20201. Being associated to Horizon 2020 means that a third country can formally participate in the programme and is expected to provide a financial contribution on the basis of an International Agreement concluded between individual non-EU countries and the European… » read more

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The latest debates on what the future of UK’s science and research will look like after the post-Brexit period has shown us that the EU’s prestigious Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (worth €80 billion) is playing an important role in fostering research excellence of the EU member states. While considering the possible UK-EU potential… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

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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Dissemination and exploitation of project results are an obligation for every Horizon 2020 beneficiary. Horizon 2020 funding, after all, is obtained via taxpayers’ money: therefore, the investment made by the European Union must be converted into socio-economic benefits for the society as a whole, in a transparent and accountable way.   Clearly, in certain instances… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

There is a standard mechanism in the Horizon 2020 proposal evaluation process (similarly to the previous framework programmes) that is not frequently discussed and covered compared to other aspects of the same sequence: the redress procedure. There are three possible outcomes of an Evaluation Summary Report (ESR) sent by the EC to inform the consortium… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs