DAY I

09:30 – 10:00    Registration

10:00 – 10:30    Introduction: Welcome speech and setting the expectations of the participants and their needs,  Steve Quarrie

10:30 – 11:30     EU programme for research and innovation – HORIZON 2020 (SQ)

Getting to know the challenges and obstacles on the path to EU funds; expectations of the EC and opportunities for financing your peojects; Guidance notes to get into H2020 in the thematic fields based on participants interests

11:30 – 11:45    Coffee break

11:45 – 13:00     Prepare for participation in HORIZON 2020 (SQ)

Structure your interest and identify the right call in Horizon 2020; Exercise: Identifying topics and calls for proposals; Call analysis

13:00 – 13:45     Launch break

13:45 – 14:45    Horizon 2020 project design (SQ)

The entire process of proposal preparation; Designing project proposal in line with evaluation criteria; Practical tips and advices for proposal preparation

14:45 – 15:00    Coffee break

15:00 – 15:45     Generating project ideas by participants (SQ)

How to get to right idea for project

15:45 – 16:00    Discussion with lecturers

Dr Steve Quarrie

DAY II

09:30 – 10:00    Registration

10:00 – 10:45    Workshop: How to write Excellence (GS)

Key parts of Excellence and how it is evaluated; Define clear and measurable objectives, indicators ; examples

10:45 – 11:00    Coffee break

11:00 – 11:45    Workshop: How to write Impact (GS)

What is Impact, key factors for excellent Impact, why is important and how it is evaluated

How to write Impact, Dissemination, communication; examples

11:45 – 12:00    Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00    Workshop: How to write Implementation (GS)

Work packages, deliverables, milestones, risk analysis; examples

13:00 – 13:30    Launch break

13:30 – 14:15    Excellence in H2020 project proposal writing (SQ)

The philosophy of writing successful EU projects; learning how to be competitive; providing evidence; how to make the project easy to read and how to impress the evaluators; common mystakes

14:15 – 14:45    Demonstration of (un)successfull project proposals (GS)

What distinguishes successful (funded) by the failure of the project proposal?

14:45 – 15:00    Coffee break

15:00 – 15:45    Workshop: project proposal evaluation (SQ)

Evaluation of already submitted project proposals

Exercise: Analisys of project proposals; why has EC given money to one project proposal and rejected another one