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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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted by Rita Balazs

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

Repeat with us: “My idea has to match the work programme topic requirements. My idea has to match the work programme topic requirements. My idea has to match the work programme topic requirements”. If you are wondering “what is this woman blabbing about” and the notion of call analysis does not ring any bell, then… » read more

Posted by Rita Balazs

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