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Training Course “Horizon 2020: How to design a successful proposal" (Rome, 11th-13th February 2015)

This course is the first of two modules in a training pathway entirely dedicated to the Horizon 2020 Programme. This first module will deal with techniques for successful project design, while the second (25-26 February 2015) will treat project management, IPR and contractual aspects, financial provisions, reporting rules and principles. It is possible to attend both courses or only one of them.

This training course will cover the following topics: 1. Short introduction to Horizon 2020: legal basis and general eligibility and admissibility conditions 2. Architecture and main pillars of Horizon 2020 3. Funding Instruments: similarities and differences between H2020 and FP7 4. Access to funding opportunities: reference websites (e.g. Participant Portal) and support made available by the European Commission (e.g. by means of the Enterprise Europe Network) 5. Identifying calls for proposals and analysis of their structure and requirements: instruments, utilities and advice made available by the Commission 6. Proposal submission procedure: PPSS/SEP and information requested in different steps 7. Partner search: suggestions and utilities supplied by the Commission 8. Instructions to complete Proposal Submission Forms concerning the administrative and financial details of the proposal: 8.1 Preliminary information for preparing the project budget 8.2 Tutorial: drafting the budget of a project 9. Introduction to project design: the main elements of a project; project design techniques 10. Instructions to complete Proposal Submission Forms concerning the technical-scientific details of the proposal: 10.1 Planning project design 10.2 Identifying objectives and expected results 10.3 Defining project impacts, dissemination means and methodologies for exploitation of results (in particular: Intellectual Property Rights, Confidentiality, Joint ownership, Protection of the results, Use of the results, Dissemination and Communication activities) 10.4 Defining Work-packages, tasks and timing 10.5 Identifying constraints and assumptions, indicators of progress and sources of verification 10.6 Describing the consortium management structures, with an in-depth analysis of Innovation Management 10.7 Composition of an appropriate partnership; Describing the characteristics of the consortium as a whole and of the individual participants, defining how its members complement one another 11. Tutorial: Drafting “transversal” Work-Packages (Management and Dissemination and exploitation of results) 12. Horizon 2020 evaluation criteria 13. Tips to elaborate a successful proposal. The course specifically addresses the needs of professionals and project managers who are involved in the design of H2020 projects, both in the private and the public sector. The course can be an effective tool to help participants to successfully manage projects, as well as to further develop their internal project management strategies. It can also provide a good opportunity to network and to share good practices. THE COURSE WILL BE HELD IN ITALIAN. Courses can also be offered in English on demand. Dates: Wednesday 11th February (from 14:00 to 17:00) Thursday 12th February (from 09:00 to 17:00) Friday 13th February (from 09:00 to 17:00). COURSE FEE FOR ATTENDANCE ONLY TO THE FIRST MODULE (11th-13th February 2015): € 1200+VAT. FEE FOR WHO WILL ATTEND BOTH MODULES (11th-13th February 2015 and 25th-26th February 2015): € 1800+VAT (i.e.: € 1200+VAT for the first module and € 600+VAT for the second module). The fee includes tuition, documentation (both in printed and electronic format), certificate, morning coffees and lunches. Course venue: Grand Hotel Palace (Via Veneto 70 – 00187 Roma - Deadline for registration: 4th February 2015. For further information, detailed agenda and registration form, please refer to our website: WEBPAGE DEDICATED TO THIS FIRST MODULE (11th-13th February): WEBPAGE DEDICATED TO THE SECOND MODULE (25th-26th February):