How Pillar II Proposals are Evaluated
 

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How Pillar II Proposals are Evaluated (Horizon Europe)

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Overview of the Course

Researchers with high success rates have a thorough understanding of the evaluation process. This workshop describes how Pillar II Proposals are Evaluated. This information can be used to streamline the writing of Pillar II Proposals.

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

Delivery of Course:  On-line (Zoom), On-site or eLearning (recorded)

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

                            The course is NOT open to Private Consultants

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

Duration: 45 Minutes

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

Contents of Course

Module 1: 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 2: 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 3: Guidelines for Writing Pillar II Proposals

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The Role of Proposal Clinics

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Template for Proposal Clinic Presentations

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Selecting Strategic Partners

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The Abstract (Template)

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The Consensus Report

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Compiling the Proposal

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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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