How to Write Impact in Pillar II Proposals
 

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How to Write the Impact of a Pillar II Proposal (Horizon Europe)

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Overview of the Course

Horizon Europe is the name of the European Union's Research and Innovation Programme (2021-2027) Pillar II of Horizon Europe is designed to used excellent Science to address Global Challenges and to establish Europe as an Industrial Leader. Impact is a key evaluation criteria in Pillar II proposals of Horizon Europe. This course is designed to help Researchers and Research Support Staff understand the concept of 'Impact' and explain the expected impact from research proposals.

This online course is designed for coordinators and partners who are in the process of preparing a proposal for Pillar II in Horizon Europe. The presenters assume that the participants are familiar with Pillar II in Horizon Europe and they have identified a topic where they plan to submit a proposal. The workshop is suitable for the brainstorming stage (assessing the idea) or preparing for the first meeting of the consortium.

The course is also relevant to Research Support Staff who assist researchers in preparing competitive proposals. The course is NOT suited to newcomers to Horizon Europe.

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Target Audience: Researchers, Research Managers and Research Support Services in Universities and Research Centres

                            The course is NOT open to Private Consultants or National Contact Points.

Course Presenters: Dr. SeŠn McCarthy www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm

                                 Sylvia McCarthy (EU Policy Analyst)

 

Duration: Three 45-minute sessions           

                 Session 1 (10:00-10:45), Session 2 (11:00-11:45), Session 3 (12:00 to 12:45)

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Contents of Workshop

Module 1: From EU Policies to Pillar II Work Programmes

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Background EU Policies to Horizon Europe

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Impact Assessment of Horizon Europe (2018)

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Trends in 'Impact' from Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe

Module 2: How Pillar II Proposals are Evaluated

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The Evaluation Process

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The Profile of the Remote Evaluators

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The Role of the 'Evaluation Committee'

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Forms used during the Evaluation Process

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How to Screen Proposals for Pillar II

Module 3: Guideline for Writing Impact in Pillar II Proposals

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Proposal Clinic to Identify Impact of Proposal

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Consensus Report

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Writing the Abstract

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Role of Support Services in Supporting Researchers

Module 4: Proposal Intelligence for Topics in Pillar II?

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How to Analyse a Pillar II Work Programme

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Societal Challenges Expert Groups Consulted

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Technology Expert Groups Consulted

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Examples of Proposal Intelligence Reports

Module 5: How to Explain Impact on Global Challenges

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Outputs, Outcomes and Impact Pathways (Societal Challenges)

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The EU Policy Making Process

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Examples of Impact on Global Challenges

Module 6: How to Explain Impact on EU Industrial Policies

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Outputs, Outcome and Impact Pathways (Technology Projects)

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Impact on Sector Value Chains

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Impact on Technology Platforms

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Impact on Standards and Legislation

Module 7: Exploitation, Dissemination and Communication

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Exploitation of Research Results

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Synergies with other EU Programmes

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Dissemination of Research Results

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Communication of Project to EU Citizens

 

Programme Designers and Presenters

Dr. SeŠn McCarthy

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).

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.

 

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).