How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Pillar II
 

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Training Course for Coordinators and Partners in Pillar II Proposals

 

(Target: Coordinators and Partners in Pillar II Proposals)

 

Two-Morning Zoom Course

Morning 1:  Two 45-minutes sessions (15 minute break between sessions)

How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Pillar II

 

Morning 2:  Two 45-minute sessions  (15 minute break between sessions)

How to Write the Impact on EU Policies

 

Booking details email mary.mccarthy@hyperion.ie

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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.)

 

Delivery of Course: On-line (Zoom)

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

                            The course is NOT open to Private Consultants

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

Duration: Four 45-minute sessions  (Two 45-minute sessions each morning)

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

Contents of Course

Morning 1: How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Pillar II (Horizon Europe)

Module 1-1: Pillar II in Horizon Europe

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Key Sources of Information on Pillar II

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Structure and Terminology of Pillar II

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Horizon Europe Funding Landscape

Module 1-2: Profile of Researchers with High Success Rates

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Skills of Researchers with High Success Rates

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Converting Excellent ideas into Competitive Proposals

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Research Support in Organisations with High Success Rates

Module 1-3: 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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From Specific EU Policies to Pillar II Topics

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Structure of a Pillar II Work Programme

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Case Study: Analysing a Pillar II Topic

Module 1-4: 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 1-5: 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 1-6: Guideline for Writing Pillar II Proposals

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Screening 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

Module 1-7: How Partners are Selected for Pillar II Proposals

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How Coordinators select Partners for Pillar II Proposals

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How to Network at a European Level

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European Networks, Associations and Expert Groups

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Sources of Ideas for Pillar II Proposals

Morning 2: How to Write the Impact on EU Policies ( Pillar II)

Module 2-1: Proposal Intelligence for Pillar II Proposals

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How to Prepare a Proposal Intelligence Report

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Identifying background EU Policies

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Foresight reports contributing to Pillar II Topics

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Previously funded projects (Project Portfolio)

Module 2-2: Expert Groups Consulted for Pillar II Topics

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The Role of SRIAs (Strategic Research and Innovation Agendas)

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CSA (Coordination and Support Actions)

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European Technology Platforms (SRIAs)

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European Partnerships (SRIAs)

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IPCEI (Important Projects of Common European Interest)

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STEP (Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform)

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COST Actions

Module 2-3: The Impact of Pillar II Projects on EU Policies (Global Challenges)

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The EU Policy Making Process

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The Impact of Research on EU Policies (Global Challenges)

Module 2-4: The Impact of Pillar II Projects on EU Policies (Industrial Leadership)

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EU Industrial Policies

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The Impact of Research on EU Industrial Policies (Industrial Leadership)

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Impact on Value Chains and Technology Platforms

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Disruptive and Enabling Technologies

Module 2-5: Exploitation, Dissemination and Communication

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Exploitation of Research Results

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Dissemination of Research Results

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Communication of Research Results

Module 2-6: Synergies with other EU Programmes

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Synergies within Horizon Europe

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Synergies with InvestEU

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Synergies with LIFE Programme

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Synergies with Creative Europe

Module 2-7: Getting Ready for Framework 10 (2028-2034)

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How Framework 10 will be Prepared

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What is 'Lobbying'

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How to Monitor the preparation of Framework 10

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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

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