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The EU research and innovation days concluded with great news for the gender equality community: to be eligible to funding, every legal entity, whether it is a public body, a research organization or a higher education establishment applying to Horizon Europe will need to have a Gender Equality Plan (GEP). However, once the euphoria falls,… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Habemus draft annual budget for 2021 proposed by President von der Leyen’s Commission, and a statement of estimates. As everything else in 2020, this draft budget reflects the unusual time it was prepared in. To recap from where we left it last time with the budget talks – back in May – the Commission proposed… » read more

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It’s been 20 years since we started working on our first EU-funded project. Some of them were the fruit of our own ideas, others were on topics we had no idea about, a few dealt with issues close to our hearts, and others allowed us to see wonderful places around Europe and meet incredible people.… » read more

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Imagine this: you have now been upgraded to junior project manager – congratulations! Now what? You are new to the job, the ways of the company and the programmes you will be working with. On top of that, like a baby thrown into the pool, you might already have to write proposals, represent your company… » read more

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It was one day like any other. I went to the office, and I see a couple of people taking away a significant number of black chairs. My first thoughts were: Where were all these chairs all this time? It really made me think of my poor attention to detail when it comes to office… » read more

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Have you heard the (sad) news? Last Tuesday 21st July, EU leaders agreed on the final Horizon Europe budget. But instead of being the foreseen €94.4 billions it got slashed down to €80.9 billions. This decision was made after an intense five-day marathon summit where EU leaders had to find a compromise. One of the… » read more

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Most of us have experienced the power of procrastination on our own skin. We’ve all been there: Yes, I will work on it tomorrow; I just need to review this task one more time or I simply can’t sit down and do this. This may happen because there are a million other things we’d rather… » read more

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Why do we all like summer so much? I only met a couple of people who dared to say they didn’t like it. And deep down, I know it wasn´t really true. Who could say no to ice-creams, evening strolls, cycling, fresh salads, sunbathing…? No idea. At Europa Media, when we think of summer we… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

        In European funded projects, the journey begins with proposal writing. Based on their expertise and knowledge, partners try to submit a competitive proposal with a high impact and meaningful contribution to the challenges and political priorities of the Union. In the work package for Dissemination and Communication (D&C) every project builds… » read more

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Already May? Time goes by so fast and looking at my calendar, we’ve come a long way… I wonder how time felt like back in the 1950s. Well, they didn’t have the indispensable internet connection we have nowadays… We definitely know how time feels these days, and this May there’s plenty to celebrate. May this… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs