Grant Agreement Preparation

Gabriella Lovász

It was a great pleasure receiving the Invitation Letter for Grant Preparation. In this line of work you get used to receiving many different letters from the Commission, but this letter is always the best, no matter how many projects…

Europa Media launches a web platform on EU-China animal health research and cooperation

Liliya Levandovska

No matter how distant your professional expertise might be from transboundary animal diseases (TADs), such words as Ebola, Swine Influenza (pig flu), or Avian Influenza (bird flu) periodically circulate daily news across the globe.

Highlights and lessons learned after the first evaluations of the Horizon 2020 proposals

Ömer Ceylan

Having submitted a number of proposals in response to the first calls of Horizon 2020, we have started receiving feedback from the European Commission in the second half of August for those proposals submitted in early spring. The Commission (or…

The power of food waste

Ömer Ceylan

What if I tell you that wasting food is actually not only about wasting food? What if I tell you that wasting food influences transport, marketing, or even science and greenhouse emissions? Whoa! Sounds incredible, but... it’s true! If you…

Horizon 2020

Ömer Ceylan

Dozens of Horizon 2020 calls, which were launched on 11 December 2013, are now closed. Quite a few of these calls had submission deadlines in March and April 2014; hence, we have nowadays started receiving feedback from the Commission on…

The amazing graphene - next challenge of PlasCarb project

Krisztina Tóth

PlasCarb project’s sixth month meeting took place on 4-5 June 2014 in Bordeaux, France, at the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal – CNRS. During this two-day meeting the PlasCarb project partners gathered to discuss the project’s achievements and the upcoming…

The proof of not only good things happen in threes

István Pári

Recently we had quite a shocking experience when trying to organise a small, one-day meeting with a few selected project partners to discuss some pending and pressing issues related to the next 9 months of activities. It might have…

No rest for the EM team - Preparing for the autumn season!

Liliya Levandovska

You would think that after this intensive season full of training courses, proposal writing and project management, summer enters with lazy days for project managers at Europa Media, and that the EM team will be somewhere at the seaside or…

Health-2-Market e-learning

Krisztina Tóth

The Health-2-Market e-learning has been developed to boost the entrepreneurial skills of health and life sciences researchers. The e-learning offers interactive learning environment for interested participants in starting their own business. The e-learning can be used as a standalone course…

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them” (Aristotle)

Liliya Levandovska

As a new colleague on the Europa Media team, I eagerly anticipated the European Funding Academy 2014-2020 - Spring edition, which was held on April 8th-11th in Budapest. My concerns, expectations and previous knowledge were all mixed up in a…

Turning food waste into resource?

Krisztina Tóth

Food waste is food loss occurring during the retail and final consumption stages due to the behaviour of retailers and consumers – that is, the throwing away of food.1 This definition describes well what “food waste” means in legal terms,…

End of a period

Ömer Ceylan

Last week was an important week for us for two reasons: the first Horizon 2020 calls for proposals were finally launched on 11th December and we had our last training course of 2013, EU R&I Project Management and Financial Reporting,…