Europa Media

In our previous blog post we shared Europa Media’s analysis of the data collected throughout the first year of implementation of Horizon 2020. Now it is time to take a look at the upcoming calls in 2016-2017. Even though we expect the first calls to be published in mid-September, several draft Work Programmes have already… » read more

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The European Commission has recently released its publication “Horizon 2020 – First Results”, sharing data collected throughout the first year of implementation of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation framework programme for 2014-2020. Let’s take a look at it together. By 1 December 2014, a total number of 100 calls for proposals had… » read more

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“I want to become an entrepreneur” – this is my personal conclusion after the first six months of our MY-WAY project (http://www.mywaystartup.eu/). Meeting great experts, change-makers, innovators and people who are passionate to support young wannabe entrepreneurs has radically changed my way of thinking. Before MY-WAY, I thought that I am too old to become… » read more

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The Mayors’ Geothermal Club (MGC) aims to facilitate synergies and cooperation between the key stakeholders of the European geothermal market with special attention to municipalities with deep geothermal potentials. The MGC will be officially launched on 8 October 2015 within the framework of an inaugural conference in Budapest, Hungary. Representatives of frontrunner European municipalities in… » read more

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According to the Business Dictionary definition[1], project management is “the body of knowledge concerned with principles, techniques, and tools used in planning, control, monitoring, and review of projects.” Consequently, a project manager is a person with necessary knowledge and skills who is responsible for overall project implementation throughout the full project lifetime. Most people do… » read more

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On 26th June 2015, the FP7 PlasCarb Project Coordinator Neville Slack was invited by the European Commission to give a presentation on the project’s scope, objectives and scientific achievements at the World Exhibition EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy. The presentation was part of the Conference “Sustainable Solutions for Energy, Climate and Food Security”, which took… » read more

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What is the best way of learning how to successfully manage your EU-funded research and innovation project? There are several companies on the European market providing training programs on managing EU-funded projects. Some of them are “innovators” and “early adopters” and some of them – let’s say – “are playing safe”. To describe Europa Media’s… » read more

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The World Geothermal Congress, the largest event for geothermal professionals, organised in every 5 years had been hosted this year in Melbourne, Australia. The 5 days conference revealed the latest tendencies, achievements and future trends of all aspects of geothermal energy, including power generation, geology, resource assessment, direct use, environmental and societal aspects, reservoir engineering… » read more

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From 6th to 9th May, the annual State of the Union conference took place in Florence, Italy. I decided to check the event, in order to listen to some of Europe’s leading experts on security and ICT, and European policy makers, as well as to enjoy my beloved hometown for a few days. The core… » read more

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One can have the best idea for a proposal in response to a call, but one cannot apply alone for a Horizon 2020 project. Why is it important to have consortium partners beyond meeting the minimum H2020 eligibility criteria? Consortium members ensure with their expertise and contribution to bring an idea to success. The earlier… » read more

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