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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…

Cultural differences in EU projects

Gabriella Lovász

I have spent a few years as a child and then as an adult in the Czech Republic, so I feel that going back to Prague or any other city is like being in my second home. This is why…

Young project managers in the consortium

Krisztina Tóth

Consortium building and the involvement of the best experts is one of the most important steps of the project development. The project team is working hard together for several months on the proposal to be successful and to receive a…

Cultural differences in EU projects

Gabriella Lovász

I start with a poll today: Raise your hand if you do not like Italy and Italians! No one?

Cultural differences in EU projects

Gabriella Lovász

Dutch people are brave, confident and strong-minded. They face their own problems and they face together the problems of the country. “The geography of the European part of Netherlands is in that much of its land has been reclaimed from…