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

(Participants must have already taken the 'Getting Ready for Pillar II' Course)

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Overview of the Course

This course explains why some researchers (and research organisations) have high success rates in Pillar II. This course shows researchers how to screen proposal ideas, screen partners and prepare the proposal in an efficient way. The course is based on 30 years involvement in over 150 proposals. The course is also based on the evaluation of over 200 Pillar II type proposals.

 

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

 

Online Platform: ZOOM

Date: Thursday 11th July 2024

Time (11:00-13:00 CEST) Two 45-minute sessions (15 minute break between sessions)

 

Cost: Ä200 per participant

Course Fee: This includes tuition, documentation and access to Hyperion's website on Horizon Europe

Bookings and Enquiries: mary.mccarthy@hyperion.ie

 

Target Audience: Researchers (and Support Staff) in Universities and Research Centres.

The course is NOT open to Private Consultants or People who offer training Courses on Horizon Europe

 

Course Presenters:     Dr. SeŠn McCarthy

                                      Sylvia McCarthy (EU Policy Analyst)

 

Contents of Course

Module 1: From EU Policies to Pillar II Work Programmes

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EU Policies (Global Challenges )

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EU Policies (Industrial Leadership)

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From EU Policies to  Pillar II Topics

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Expert Groups Consulted on Pillar II Topics

Module 2: How to Analyse a Pillar II Work Programme

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How Pillar II Work Programmes are Prepared

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From EU Policies to  Pillar II Work Programmes

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Specific EU Policies defined in the Destinations

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Definition of Outcomes and Impact in the Work Programme

Module 3: The Impact of Research on the EU Policy Making Process

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The EU Policy Making Process

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Evidence Informed Policy Making

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Converting Research Outputs to Policy Inputs

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Identifying Partners to write the Impact on EU Policy

Module 4: Pillar II Proposal Questions and Evaluation Criteria

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Scale and Significance of the project

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Focus of the project

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Structure of the consortium (Multi-actor approach)

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The 'Skills Matrix'

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Outputs, Outcomes and Impact Partners

Module 5: How Pillar II Proposals are Evaluated

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The Evaluation Process for Pillar II

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Key Documents used in the Evaluation of Pillar II Proposals

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The Role of the Remote Evaluators

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The Role of the Evaluation Committee

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Analysis of Pillar II Calls in Horizon Europe

Module 6: Guideline for Writing Pillar II Proposals

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How to Screen Pillar II Proposals (Proposal Clinics)

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Template for Proposal Clinic Presentations

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The Abstract (Template)

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The Consensus Report

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Compiling the Proposal

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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 130,000 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.