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Preparing for a kick-off meeting

The kick-off meeting is the inaugural event for starting your project activities. As such, you need to be fully prepared to guide and prepare your partners for it. We show you how.

Climate Change and Environment
Fundamental Research
11 May 2020 - 11 May 2020
Budapest, Hungary

If you are the coordinator you need to make sure of two things:

1) the project implementation system and procedures are set up and everyone knows what they have to do

2) you build up a collaboration between your partners that makes the implementation smooth. If you are a partner, attending the kick-off meeting will be a chance for you to present your stance on the project activities and offer your view and expertise how those can be implemented. We will show you how to achieve this.

Topics covered:

Preparing for the kick-off meeting - who to invite, how to develop the agenda, things to address.
The day of the kick-off meeting - how to maximise the outcome of your meeting, what are the steps after that you need to take.
Look at some examples from our projects and useful templates for your kick-off meeting.
Learning outcome: You will learn how to efficiently organise your kick-off meeting and understand which topics you need to consider.

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

Frosina Ilievska is a Senior Project Manager at Europa Media. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in European Institutions and Policies from the Iustinianus Primus Law Faculty at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of North Macedonia. She is responsible for project management and proposal development within EMG Group. She has over 9 years professional experience in the acquisition and implementation of donor-funded, complex technical assistance projects, hands-on experience with EU, WB, AfDB, GIZ and other donors’ procurement procedures. She has worked with multiple international organisations and companies such as British council, GIZ, Habitat for Humanity and F6S. The past 5 years she has focused on the proposal development and management of H2020 projects. In addition to her management duties, she is also the Head of the Western Balkan Division for the Startup Europe Network.

Her expertise areas include international cooperation with a focus on development projects, innovation strategies, startup ecosystem support and data science.

She is currently managing the project H2020 BuildERS project that is focused on increasing the social resilience capital of European communities and citizens

Date and time: 11 May 2020 at 14:00 CEST (GMT+2)
Duration: 45+15 mins
Course fee: EUR 39


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