This workshop is aimed at project coordinators, managers and administrators of H2020 collaborative research projects under the Research Framework Programme. It will show them how to:
Prepare for managing the project: establishing the rules and processes for decision taking, creating a quality process to check deliverables, use of management websites and email lists to support communication, draft a project handbook plus templates for meeting agendas and reports, deliverables, and partner progress reports.
Interact with the European Commission in submitting progress reports and deliverables, gaining approval and payment, preparing for technical reviews and amending the grant agreement
Work with the consortium to keep the project on schedule, submit reports on time, transfer budgets and work, handle poorly performing partners, and control the EU cash flow.
The workshop focuses on collaborative research projects in the H2020 Societal Challenges and Enabling & Industrial Technologies. Note: those requiring information on the financial aspects of Horizon 2020 should attend one of our finance workshops.
Each workshop is designed to be interactive, and questions can be asked at any time. To facilitate this, attendance is limited to 24 participants. Our workshops are all given in English.
09:00 Registration and coffee
09:15 Establishing the rules: the EC contract, the consortium agreement and project management; roles and responsibilities, processes and key decisions; consortium finance
11:00 Refreshment break
11:15 Project operation: project planning, meetings, deliverables and quality; the project handbook and tools to support project management
13:30 Working with the EC: progress and resource reporting, EC review preparation and results, amending the grant agreement
15:00 Refreshment break
15:15 Problems and solutions: poor quality, overspending partner, work outside scope, retrieving pre-financing, weak cooperation, late reporting
16:45 End of formal workshop
The Workshop will be led by Paul Drath of Singleimage. Paul has extensive experience of EU research programmes gained over the last twenty five years, as proposal evaluator, project reviewer and participant or coordinator in more than sixteen EU funded projects. He has lectured on EU research to audiences from every EU Member State and Associated Country, and from Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine. He is frequently invited to speak at events relating to EU research funding organized by Horizon 2020 National Contact Points, associations and foundations, as well as individual universities and institutes.