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Innovation today is a buzzword. We use it to describe anything that is not traditional. But, akin to a two-faced Janus, it looks both backwards to tradition (i.e. the past) and forwards to the future. We consider a product or a service ‘innovative’ when it can provide us with solutions. A panacea for the problems… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

This Halloween season was truly Spooktacular! Thank you all for joining our Halloween competition. It was scary, but we must admit it was also entertaining to read all your horror stories: from the coordinator deciding to cut a personnel budget to publish deliverables with spelling mistakes. The winning story stood up and fit perfectly with… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

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

Posted by Rita Balazs

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

Posted by Rita Balazs

Managing an EU funded project can be tricky. You need to be aware of all the rules and obligations, the different reporting schemes depending on each programme, be ready for checks, audits and reviews, know how to put together a deliverable, know-how amendments work, how to report the financial part of your project and so… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

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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And Geonardo is a proud founding member!   On June 8th, the World’s Ocean Day, the EU4Ocean Coalition on Ocean Literacy was officially launched during the first Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit, together with Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, and IOC-UNESCO. The coalition is composed by three parts: The EU4Ocean Platform; The Youth4Ocean… » 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