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Cultural differences in EU projects

Gabriella Lovász

It is extremely hard not to write one stereotype after another when talking about French people. I think we all had experience with French and we love them one minute and hate them another minute. Our feelings are never neutral,…

Cultural differences in EU projects

Gabriella Lovász

When more Danish people participate in a meeting, it is not clear who is the boss, who is the subordinate. They are and seem equal, which does not mean that the subordinate will make decisions of course, but it might…

Cultural differences in EU projects

Gabriella Lovász

In every training course, we mention that cultural differences have to be taken into consideration and communication channels and work processes should be tailored to the habits and needs of your partners coming from different countries. What works for Germans…

Experiences of a Project Coordinator

István Pári

Most people when hear the word „coordinator” they tend to start picturing someone stuck behind a desk sending gazillion emails and making a hefty number of phone calls of various lengths every day in order to keep his/her project on…

Proposal Development

Ömer Ceylan

Similar to writing an essay, swiftly putting together a first draft of the project proposal and later revising and improving it gradually is usually a good approach (provided that you have enough time!). However, as we mentioned in our previous…

Experiences of a Project Coordinator

István Pári

One of the most demanding periods of the year from the project coordinator’s point of view is the annual reporting period. This is the time when you are getting an overall feedback from your partners about the progress of the…

Proposal Development

Ömer Ceylan

In our last blog post, we arrived to the stage in proposal development when we have a sound partnership, a clear picture of all of the call requirements, and know what we need to compile in terms of technical, financial…

Experiences of a Project Coordinator

István Pári

Deadlines are part of our everyday lives. Paying your bills and monthly car mortgage usually has a deadline so has the submission of your weekly lottery ticket. With a few exceptions human nature in general tends to underestimate the time…

Proposal Development

Ömer Ceylan

Happy New Year everyone! In this first blog post of 2013, we continue with our Proposal Development blog series. Our other blog series on the project lifecycle will also continue in the upcoming days and weeks.

Experiences of a Project Coordinator

István Pári

The proposal submission period is usually one of the busiest times of the year. Apart from everyday management of the ongoing projects you got to find the time in your schedule to come up with new ideas which may evolve…

Proposal Development

Gabriella Lovász

In order to have a good project and good collaboration, partners need to complement one another and they shall share an interest in the common problem they will be tackling in their research.

Proposal Development

Gabriella Lovász

In proposal development, the first natural step is to formulate an idea and find a suitable call. There are basically two ways of doing it. The first one, recommended for beginners, is to have a basic project idea and search…