Horizon Europe Pillar II Course
 

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

(Course for Coordinators and Partners in Pillar II Proposals)

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Overview of the Course

This course explains why some researchers (and research organisations) have high success rates in Pillar II Proposals in Horizon Europe. This can provide researchers with a plan on how to improve their success rates by learning how to screen proposal ideas, screen partners and prepare the proposal in an efficient way.

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

Delivery of Course:  Onsite or On-line (Zoom)

Target Audience: Researchers planning to participate in a Pillar II Proposal. Research Support Staff in Universities and Research Centres.

                            The course is NOT open to Private Consultants

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

Duration: 3 * 45 Minute Sessions

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

 

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Contents of Course

Module 1: Profile of Researchers with High Success Rates

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Researchers with High Success Rates

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From 'Telling' to 'Selling' a Proposal Idea

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How Evaluators Read Proposals

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Profile of a Successful Consortium

Module 2: How to Analyse a Pillar II Work Programme

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Key Information needed for Pillar II Proposals

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From EU Policies to Pillar II Topics

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Structure and Terminology of a Pillar II Work Programme

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Key Diagrams needed in the Pillar II Proposal

Module 3: How Pillar II Proposals are Evaluated

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How Remote Evaluators are Selected

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The Evaluation Forms

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The Role of the Remote Evaluators

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Final Selection of the Successful Proposals (Evaluation Committee)

Module 4: How to Screen Pillar II Proposals (Proposal Clinics)

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The Role of the Proposal Clinic

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Template for a Proposal Clinic

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From the Proposal Clinic to the Proposal Deadline

Module 5: Proposal Intelligence for Pillar II Proposals

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From EU Policies to Pillar II Topics

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Global Challenges Expert Groups consulted for Pillar II Topics

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Industrial Expert Groups consulted for Pillar II Topics

Module 6: How to Write the Impact on EU Policies

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Outputs, Outcomes and Impact Pathways

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The EU Policy Making Process (The Impact of Research)

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Impact on Global Challenges

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Impact on EU Industrial Leadership

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Exploitation, Dissemination and Communication

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Synergies with other EU Programmes

Module 7: Research Support Services for Pillar II Proposals

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Level 1-5 Support (Rules and Content)

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Timeline for Delivery of Support Services

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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

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.