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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…

How writing a proposal

Bodil Palmberg

Few days ago someone asked me some advices on how to write a proposal and I told some FP7 tips and tricks.

Experiences of a Project Coordinator

István Pári

The EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) as its name implies was launched to provide a solid background for European Innovation and research in order to boost its competitiveness. However, cooperation and partnerships on sensitive fields of research…

Proposal Development

Gabriella Lovász

As many calls are published now with an autumn/December deadline, we start a blog series on proposal development. We will continue later on with project management phases.

INCO activities in a nutshell

Bodil Palmberg

The INCO division of the DG Research and Innovation, more precisely the Unit D3 — European Neighbourhood, Africa and Gulf has made a nice effort in preparing a booklet presenting all the coordination and support action (CSA) projects of International…

To meet or not to meet

Bodil Palmberg

European projects involve quite some travelling to different meetings and events and there is of course always the question if it is really worth to spend all these resources, both from an economic and environmental point of view to move…