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How to write a competitive proposal for the Sixth Framework Programme?

EuroCenter and Hyperion are jointly organising a workshop on how to write a competitive proposal for the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). The event will take place on 23 March 2004 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Course presenter is Dr. Sean McCarthy from Hyperion, Ireland. Dr. Sean McCarthy has participated in over 150 proposals to EU R&D programmes over 50 contracts and he was coordinator of 16 of these contracts. The course is based on more than 20 years of proposal writing, project management and project administration of EU R&D Contracts. Overview of the course:,The aim of this one day course is to train research managers and administrators in writing professional and competitive proposals for the Sixth Framework Programme. The course describes the relevance of the Sixth Framework programme to EU policies, the common problems in proposal writing and the success criteria for proposals. The course provides tips on how to collect information, how to select strategic partners and how to avoid duplication in proposal writing. The final section describes a strategy for proposal writing. Who should attend?,The course is relevant to Research Managers and Advisors who are responsible for the preparation of proposals for the Sixth Framework Programme. Course contents:,* Background to the Sixth Framework Programme,* The Research Priorities and Horizontal Programmes ,* The Research Programmes and the New Instruments ,* EU R&D Programme Rules and Terminology,* How Proposal are Evaluated ,* Selecting Partners ,* Strategy for Writing Proposals,* State of the Art,* How to Write the 'Project Management' part of the proposal,* How to Write the 'Economic Relevance' of the Proposal ,* How to Explain the Relevance to 'EU Policy',* How to Write the 'Social Relevance' of the Proposal. The course start at 9.30 and finish at 16.30. ,During the course you learn through practical excercises to:,* Select the Relevant Programme for your research ,* Identify the relevant programmes ,* Select the Relevant Instruments ,* Put your name in the Expert Database ,* Use databases to find the best partners ,* Prepare a Summary Proposal ,* Consortium meeting to prepare the above ,* Find economic information on your topics ,* Source relevant EU documents related to your topics ,* Find information on the social relevance of your topics. Registration:,The deadline for registration is 9 March 2004. Please send e-mail to the secretary of EuroCenter Mrs Helen Thorboe, e-mail: with your name, company/research institution, address, phone number and e-mail address. Price pr day:,Price pr day is 2700 DKR ex VAT. In EUR the amount is 365 EUR ex. VAT. An invoice will be sent out after the course. Deadline for registration is 14 days before the course day. After this date it is not possible to cancel your registration without loosing the tuition fee, but it is always possible for you to send a colleague in your place. Venue of course:,EuroCenter is situated at Technological Institute in Taastrup, Copenhagen, Denmark. You can go directly from the airport to Høje Taastrup Station by train (takes 20 minutes). And from Høje Taastrup St. you can take bus 400S or 126 to Technological Institute in Taastrup or take a taxi. It only takes a few minutes from the station. Accommodation:,Please look at,or , Make sure you choose a hotel in either Taastrup or Høje Taastrup. If you choose a hotel in Copenhagen city, you can take the train to Høje Taaastrup St. from Central station. It only takes 10 minutes, and there are many trains every hour. For further information, please contact: ,EuroCenter ,Ministery of Science, Technology and Innovation,c/o Danish Technological Institute ,Gregersensvej, Entrance 8, P.O. Box 141 ,DK-2630 Taastrup ,Tel: +45 7220 2900,Fax: +45 7220 2979 ,E-mail: Remarks: The working language for the course will be English,