Getting Ready for Horizon Europe
 

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A Workshop for Directors of Strategy and Research Support Staff

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Overview of the Workshop

The Next Framework Programme (Horizon Europe) will be launched in 2021. The planning for this Programme started at the beginning of 2017. This half-day workshop has been designed to help Directors and Senior Support Staff to monitor (or influence) the development of the Programme. This will be important when preparing strategies for the period 2021 to 2027.

 The workshop covers the following items:

- the formal process for  preparing the Next Framework Programme, 
- the Organisations that will be consulted in the preparation 

- the documents that will used at the different phases of the preparation.

- the issues (Political, Economic, Social and Technical) that will influence the content

This workshop is based on Seán McCarthy’s ongoing analysis of the debate and 38 years working with the previous 8 Framework Programmes. 

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Who should attend?

This course is relevant to individuals who are responsible for the design of research strategies in Universities, Research Centres, Regional Development Agencies and research intensive companies.

Workshop Presenter: Dr. Seán McCarthy www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm

Duration: 9:00 to 12:30

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Contents of Workshop

Module 1: From Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe

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Proposed Structure of Horizon Europe

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Evolution of Structure from Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe

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What's New in Horizon Europe?

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How to identify the most appropriate funding programmes

Module 2: The Formal Process (EU Decision Making Process)

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Different Organisations involved in the process

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From the Formal Proposal to the Adoption of Horizon Europe

Module 3: Trends in the evolution of European Funding: from Framework 1 to Horizon 2020

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Mid-Term Review of Horizon 2020 (2017)

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Brexit/Trump (2016)

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UN Sustainable Development Goals (2016)

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Juncker Plan (2015)

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Financial Crisis (2008)

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Open Innovation (2003)

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Towards a European Research Area (2000)

Module 4: How Will Horizon Europe  Proposals be Evaluated?

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Different Types of Evaluation in Horizon 2020

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Different Evaluation Criteria

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Selection of Evaluators

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Key Discussions on the Evaluation of Proposals in Horizon Europe

Module 5: Proposal Intelligence for Pillar II (Global Challenges)

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How Pillar II (Global Challenges) Workprogrammes are Prepared

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Who Wrote the Topics?

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Selecting Partners from Expert Groups

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How to Explain the Impact of Research Results on EU Policy?

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Examples of Proposal Intelligence Reports

Module 6: Research Support Services 2018+

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Key Issues to be Monitored in 2018/2019/2020

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How to Monitor the Evolution of Horizon Europe

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How to Advise Researchers on Monitoring/Influencing Expert Groups

 

Programme Designer and Presenter

The programme will be presented by Dr. Sean McCarthy of Hyperion Ltd (www.hyperion.ie). In 2017 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 74 of these top 100 universities and research organisations.

Since 1995 over 76,000 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).

Sean 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 he was the coordinator. Four of Hyperion contracts has been audited by the European Commission. Today he does not participate in the Framework programmes but concentrates on designing and delivering training courses for organizations who participate in the programmes.  More details can be found on www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm