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The Council The Council of the European Union (EU) is the institution that represents the member states’ governments. Informally known as the Council, it is where the ministers from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies. Role of the presidency of the Council The presidency of the Council is responsible for the… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Ok, enough with the Halloween horror story-telling – we hope you had a spooktacular week! Now, that pumpkin spice latte is going to help me be productive and get back to more serious matters – work hard, play hard. However, this seriousness is going to last me a day maximum – I need tasks to… » read more

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Hey EU project managers, Iasmina here – the other half of the Sisters Grimm, your one and only source into the spine-chilling stories of managing EU projects. If you know me from my recent webinars on consortium building, you know how much I love stories. I grew up with Brothers Grimm fairytales, and we all… » read more

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Launching a new service in a company that has been running smoothly for the last 20 years implies determination, resolution to overcome new challenges, and a tad of bravery for exposing yourself to something which may or may not work. It’s with great pleasure that I share our latest company joint effort with you: a… » read more

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Written by: Evdokia Bairampa 2021 is quite far yet! But I do believe that due to the current circumstances, we all want to fast-forward our lives and jump in 2021 wishing that we will return to our normal rhythms and openly again meet our friends, family members, colleagues and people in general without masks and… » read more

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Written by: Evdokia Bairampa What do you know about Netflix? How did they start and how did they manage to conquer the whole world being in almost every living room? What makes Netflix special? Ok, let’s start first with some historical facts. Netflix was founded in California in a beautiful summer August day when I… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

My dear H2020 friends, followers, enthusiasts, experts, and freaks. Today I am sitting in my home and brainstorming how to revolutionize our traditional face-to-face courses and transform them into an online format. Times of crisis encourage us to think in different ways and consider options we would have pushed away without any consideration before. If… » read more

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Hello, my fellow quarantine heroes. Yes, you are a hero for staying home and maybe we don’t have a fancy red cape, but these days we have a chance to save the world while wearing our pyjamas. (Yes, I’m wearing my unicorn PJs and writing this blog post, because I wanted to feel a bit… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Before delving into the topic of our next webinar, let’s check we really understand what ‘horizontal’ activities really are. You know, in the past 15 years I must have taught this topic about a thousand times, and despite being something that you can find in all projects no matter the field, it is indeed something… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Last year the European Commission proposed an EU budget for 2021 to 2027 of €100 billion for the next research and innovation framework programme Horizon Europe. This roughly represents 7.8 per cent of the overall EU budget, also known as the Multiannual Financial Framework. It compares with about €80 billion given to the Horizon 2020… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs