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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…

Experiences of a Project Coordinator

István Pári

Certain rules of thumb are highly advised to follow when it comes to proposal development in order to avoid very unpleasant situations. One of them is to set up a logical stream of actions which will guide you through the…

Experiences of a Project Coordinator

István Pári

The duties of a project manager never solely confine to the day-to-day management of his/her projects, but to constantly seek to new avenues to have his/her ideas bloomed within the frame of new projects.

Excellent!

Gabriella Lovász

Europa Media has recently become a member of EARMA, the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators.

10 years in EU funds

Gábor Kitley

Europa Media has reached an important milestone - our very first training course on EU funds and proposal development was held 10 years ago, back in the autumn of 2002. This jubilee gives us a good opportunity to look…

EC Financial Audits in FP7. Real-life case studies of EC Audits in FP7 – what could go wrong?

Gábor Kitley

We have received much feedback on last week's blog post about the personnel costs problem of an audited university. As I promised then, we will continue our FP7 Audits blog series with another example from our real-life case-studies.