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What is Lobbying ?

(Getting Ready for Framework 10)

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Overview of the Workshop

This 45-minute workshop is designed to help research organisations participate in the design of the next European Union Framework programme. At this time the official name of the programme has not been announced so in this workshop it is referred as 'Framwork 10'.

Target Audience: People from Universities and Research Centres who are responsible for monitoring or influencing the design of Framework 10.

                            The course is NOT open to Private Consultants

Course Presenters:   Sylvia McCarthy and Dr. SeŠn McCarthy

Duration: 45-minutes presentation + discussion

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

Contents of Workshop

Module 1: Understanding the Concept of 'Lobbying'

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Misunderstandings of 'EU Lobbying'

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Positive and Negative Lobbying

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Lobbying - the Reality in Brussels

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Different Levels of Lobbying

Module 2: Lobbying in Horizon Europe

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The Evolution of the EU Framework Programmes

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How Horizon Europe was Prepared

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The Mid-term review of Horizon 2020 (2017)

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How Horizon Europe Work Programmes are prepared

Module 3: Expert Groups Consulted in Preparing Horizon Europe

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CSAs (Coordination and Support Actions)

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Mission Boards and Assemblies

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Key Enabling Technologies (KET) Expert Group

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European Technology Platforms

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European Partnerships

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COST Actions

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European Networks and Associations

Module 4: Getting Ready for Framework 10

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Open Consultation (December 2022-February 2023)

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Mid-term Review of Horizon Europe (2024)

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Formal Proposal for Framework 10 (2025-2026)

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Formal inter-Insitution Discussion and Adoption (2026-2027)

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Preparation of First Work Programmes for Framework 10 (2027)

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Preparation of Work Programmes during Framework 10 (2028-2034)

Module 5: The Role of Research Support in Lobbying for Framework 10

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Monitoring the Progress of Framework 10

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Promoting involvement of Directors and Researchers

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Coordination of Submissions to 'Open Consultations'

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Identifying Differences and Continuity with Horizon Europe

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Getting Researchers Ready for Framework 10

Programme Designers and Presenters

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 specialises in preparing 'Proposal Intelligence Reports' for researchers participating in Pillar II of Horizon Europe. These reports identify the EU policies and expert groups behind the Topics in Pillar II.
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).

 

Dr. SeŠn McCarthy

SeŠn has been active in the Framework programmes since 1980. Since 1995 he has specialised in developing the skills of researchers to understand and participate in European Research Programmes. His courses are designed to help individual researchers and Research Organisations develop 'European Research Plans'.

In 2021 the European Commission published a list of the top 100 universities and research organisations participating in the European Union Framework programmes. Dr. McCarthy has delivered training courses in 78 of these top 100 universities and research centres.

 

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