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The whole year 2020 (besides distressing us with COVID-19) has been about chasing news about the brand-new Horizon Europe programme: decoding the EC’s documents, presentations and statements, and trying to interpret and foresee how writing a proposal in 2021 will be like. The biggest question was: how will the template look? Are the rumors regarding… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Hello there, my fellow EU enthusiasts! In today’s blogpost I will take you back to the basics, in case you are a new member of our ever-changing but exciting EU bubble. It’s December, so grab a gingerbread cookie and a hot chocolate and gather around because I am about to show you the top 5… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

Not so long ago, during one of our training courses on H2020 proposal writing, a participant asked me, “how would you address the gender dimension in a field that is historically dominated by men such as mechanical engineering? Or robotics?”. The question was pertinent and mirrors the concern of many researchers and proposal writers. However,… » 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

Posted by Rita Balazs

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

Let me tell you the shortest horror story: 2020. I think we all agree that Halloween doesn’t look so terrifying compared to this year. After all, what is scarier than a horror story based on a true event? Welcome to H2020 Chills and Thrills, the real horror stories from managing EU-funded projects. Before we dive… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

“Dear Framework Programme Participant, We would like to invite you to join us in the newly revamped Horizon Results Platform!, the central pillar of the EC-funded research results “exploitation ecosystem.” Does this sound familiar to you? Horizon Europe will bring about greater reporting responsibilities regarding the impact and the measures designed to maximize it. One… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs