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How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Pillar II  (Horizon Europe)

(Training Course for Newcomers to Pillar II)

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Wednesday 15th November 2023 (Session 1, 2)

Thursday 16th November 2023    (Session 3, 4)

Time (11:00-13:00 CEST)

Time (11:00-13:00 CEST)

Overview of the Workshops

This course has been designed for researchers planning to participate in Pillar II (Horizon Europe). The course focuses on the skills needed to participate competitively in Pillar II. In particular, the course will provide researchers with skills to screen proposal ideas, screen partners and prepare competitive proposals.

                (The workshop does not cover Financial Rules, Legal Rules, Ethics, Data Management etc.)

Delivery of Course:  On-line (Zoom)

Target Audience: Researchers planning to participate in a Pillar II Proposal.

 

                            The course is NOT open to Private Consultants

 

Course Presenters: Dr. SeŠn McCarthy  and Sylvia McCarthy (EU Policy Analyst)

Duration: 4 * 45 Minute Workshops

Bookings and Enquiries: Send an email to mary.mccarthy@hyperion.ie

 

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Wednesday 15th November 2023 (11:00 - 13:00 CEST)

11:00-11:45    Skills of Researchers with High Success Rates

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Module 1: Sources of Information for Pillar II Proposals

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Module 2: Profile of Researchers with High Success Rates

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Module 3: Pillar II Questions and Evaluation Criteria

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Module 4: How to Analyse a Pillar II Work Programme

11:45-12:00  Coffee/Tea Break

 

12:00-12:45  How to Screen Pillar II Proposals

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Module 1: How Pillar II Proposals are Evaluated (Remotely)

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Module 2: The Final Selection of Proposals (Evaluation Committee )

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Module 3: Screening Pillar II Proposals (Template for a Proposal Clinic)

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Module 4: From the Proposal Clinic to the Proposal Deadlin

12:45 - 13:00    Discussion/Questions

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Thursday 16th November 2023 (11:00 - 13:00 CEST)

10:30-11:00  Questions from First Morning

11:00-11:45   Proposal Intelligence for Pillar II Proposals

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Module 1: Background EU Policies to Pillar II Topics

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Module 2: The Role of Coordination and Support Actions (CSA)

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Module 3: Expert Groups consulted for Global Challenges

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Module 4: Expert Groups consulted for EU Industrial Leadership

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Module 5: Examples of Proposal Intelligence for Pillar II Topics

11:45-12:00   Coffee/Tea Break

 

12:00-12:45   Strategic Networking at a European Level

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Module 1: Different levels of involvement in Pillar II proposals

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Module 2: How Coordinators select Core Partners

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Module 3: The role of European Research Conferences

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Module 4: The role of European Research Networks and Associations

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Module 5: How to Participate in the EU Decision Making Process

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Module 6: Sources of Ideas for Pillar II Proposals

 

12:45 - 13:00   Discussion/Questions

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Programme Designers and Presenters

Dr. SeŠn McCarthy

In 2021 the European Commission published a list of the top 100 universities and research organisations participating in Horizon 2020. Dr. McCarthy has delivered training courses in 78 of these top 100 universities and research organisations in Horizon 2020.SeŠn has been active in the Framework programmes since 1980. He has been involved in over 150 research proposals to the Framework programmes and has participated in over 60 Framework projects. In 16 of these projects SeŠn was the coordinator.  Today, he does not participate in the Framework programmes but concentrates on designing and delivering training courses. Since 1995 over 80,000 participants have attended his courses in 29 countries. He has presented training courses on the Framework programmes in over 290 research centres throughout Europe (www.hyperion.ie/clients.htm).

 

Sylvia McCarthy

Sylvia is an EU Policy Analyst. Based in Brussels since 2008, Sylvia has worked in the European Parliament and various EU consultancies and representations.
Sylvia has a Bachelorís degree in European Studies (University College Cork,Ireland) and a Masterís degree in International Politics and Europe (University of Warwick, UK).

Limitation of Liability

This webpage has been designed to help researchers prepare proposals for Horizon Europe. Every effort has been made to ensure complete and accurate information concerning the material presented in this webpage. However, Hyperion Ltd cannot be held legally responsible for any mistakes in printing or faulty instructions contained within the templates. The authors appreciate receiving notice of any errors or misprints.There are no warranties, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, made with respect to the materials or any information provided to the user herein. Neither the author nor publisher shall be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the contents of this webpage.