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EU plans for energy efficiency in urban areas

István Pári

In my previous post, I have tried to look at means of improving community life by explaining the difference between Norwegian Grants and EU funds, as well as how they can complement each other for a common ideal. For the…

Norway Grants or EU funds?

István Pári

Today, I’ve decided to speak a bit about the Norway Grants and how to make the most of them. Are they different from the more-known EU structural or research (FP7) funds? Who can apply? Etc. By using the example of…

Europa Media trainings

Gabriella Lovász

The idea for the Europa Media trainings came quite naturally after working for several years on EU projects. The demand was there and it only took a few information days and other similar events, following the invitation of the National…

Cultural differences in business practices

Alina Totti

When some of us think of England, it is safe to say that among the things that pop into our minds are posh members of aristocracy who drink tea and sarcastically complain about the weather. It is enough to google…

Cultural differences in business practices

Alina Totti

A Finnish man from the countryside had a teenage son who was born mute. One day, as the two were working the land, the boy’s plough broke. To his father’s astonishment, the son started swearing angrily at the land.

Small steps towards a big change

Alina Totti

The Kosovar capital of Prishtina was host last week to the Regional Workshop on “Energy efficiency and renewable energy in public buildings”, following the initiative of the country’s Energy Efficiency Agency within the Ministry of Economic Development in cooperation with…

The trouble with green building projects in Hungary

István Pári

Sustainable growth is one of the EU’s main concerns and fundamental objective for the following years. With a budget of 70 billion Euro for the upcoming financial framework, the Union is indeed committed to not just restart the continent’s economy…

What makes a training different from the others?

Krisztina Tóth

A wide range of training programmes is available for those who would like to learn or develop their professional skills. Almost everything is available; you can apply for one day or one week course with theoretical or practical focus, you…

Summary-feedbacks from our participants

Gábor Kitley

Since their launch in 2007, the “Summer Academies” have traditionally been the last training of the season before holidays. This year was no exception. Last week we have closed our 2013 Spring-Summer training season with the “European Funding Academy 2014-2020…

Cultural differences in EU projects

Gabriella Lovász

I have to admit that what I know about Swiss people mostly comes from short holiday/school experiences, not working/project relations. Switzerland’s participation rate in EU research is quite good, so sooner or later our paths will cross hopefully. Based on…

European Geothermal Congress 2013

István Pári

The European Geothermal Congress 2013 this year was held in Pisa, Italy and being the coordinator of a project relevant in its topic it was a must to attend and get familiar with the latest trends and innovations in this…

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

Gabriella Lovász

Recently I gained new knowledge about auditors, which was slightly surprising, so I wanted to share and ask you about your experience. Here are a few questions to think about: What if the auditors come with a pure paper-based approach? They…