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Horizon 2020 Proposal Writing: A hands-on approach

Are you preparing a proposal to submit under the upcoming deadlines of Horizon 2020?

This webinar will provide you hands-on tips to make your proposal more competitive and boost its chances to get funded.

Climate Change and Environment
Food and Natural Resources
Fundamental Research
5 May 2020 - 5 May 2020
Budapest, Hungary

Date: 5 May
Time: 14:00 CEST
Duration: 90+30 min

We have 20 years of experience in writing proposals and implementing projects under the EU’s Research and Innovation Framework Programmes. Under Horizon 2020, we have been involved – both as partners and coordinators – in dozens of proposals and have gathered a critical mass of best practices building on successful as well as unsuccessful proposals. During this webinar, we will share with you real proposal examples and case studies to help you improve your proposal and avoid mistakes.

Topics covered:

Understand the common features of successful Horizon 2020 proposals
Learn about the typical shortcomings leading to lower scores in evaluation
Design your proposal to be easily comprehendible and digestible by the evaluators
Learn how to compose text when you run out of ideas
Get an insight to the evaluation process: how the evaluators think and how to satisfy the expectations of different types of evaluators
At the end of the webinar, you will be able to see your proposal from a different perspective and will have new ideas to introduce in your proposal to increase its chances to get funded.

Who we are

Europa Media is Europe's leading provider of practice-driven training courses on developing and managing projects under the EU's research and innovation programmes since FP5. Over the past 20 years, our team has been directly involved in writing successful proposals and coordinating and managing projects. Under Horizon 2020, we have been involved in over 20 projects as coordinators and partners. Our training courses are designed based on this direct experience we have from our own proposals and projects. They are therefore quite hands-on with real-life examples and stories. This practical approach has attracted over 10,000 participants to our training courses from all over the world in the past 15 years.

The speaker:

Jelena is a Project Manager at Europa Media with experience in call analysis and proposal writing with a focus on developing Dissemination and Communication plans and activities for Horizon 2020 projects. She is responsible for proposal development, project management, dissemination and IT task supervision under Horizon 2020 programmes. Currently, Jelena is leading dissemination activities for the SPEAR project, which aims to support the implementation of gender equality plans in academia.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Development and International Cooperation from the University of Bologna and an MSc in International Politics from Leiden University. Her specific areas of interest include Western Balkan’s regional politics, post-conflict transition, intra-state relations and gender equality. She completed an internship at the Central European Initiative in Trieste, where she worked on several Interreg Europe projects. Previously, Jelena was involved in projects and activities related to startups, entrepreneurship, and innovation, specifically the Horizon 2020 project MY-GATEWAY which aimed at boosting entrepreneurship in Central and Eastern Europe.

She is passionate about EU affairs and active advocate of EU enlargement, with a strong belief that the soundest way to foster EU integration, strengthen existing contacts, and stimulate a smart growth is through collaborative projects tackling societal challenges – such as Horizon 2020.



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