Getting Ready for  Pillar II (Horizon Europe)
 

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Getting Ready for Pillar II  (Horizon Europe)

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Overview of the Course

This course is designed for researchers who are planning to participate in Pillar II (Horizon Europe). The course describes the skills that need to be mastered to participate competitively in Pillar II Proposals. It also describes how to network at European level so that the researcher will be invited into future proposals. The final modules lists examples of 'Expert Groups' consulted for Pillar II Topics. These Expert Groups are important sources of ideas and partners.

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

Delivery of Course:  On-line (Zoom)

Target Audience: Researchers (and Support Staff) planning to participate in Pillar II Proposals.

                            The course is NOT open to Private Consultants

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

Duration: 2 * 45 Minute Sessions

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

Contents of Course

Module 1: Horizon Europe Funding Landscape

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Structure and Terminology of Horizon Europe

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Key Sources of Information on Horizon Europe

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The Horizon Europe Funding Landscape

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Pillar II in Horizon Europe

Module 2: Profile of Researchers with High Success Rates

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Researchers with High Success Rates

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Skills needed to participate in Pillar II Proposals

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Support available for Pillar II proposals

Module 3: How Partners are Selected for Pillar II Proposals

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How Coordinators select Core Partners

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Visibility at a European Level

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The Role of European 'Expert' Groups

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The Role of European Research Networks

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European Research Networks and Associations

Module 4: Sources of Ideas for Pillar II Proposals

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Sources of Ideas for  low-TRL proposals

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Sources of Ideas for RIA (Research and Innovation Actions)

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Sources of Ideas for IA (Innovation Actions)

Module 5: Expert Groups consulted for  Pillar II Topics

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SRIA (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

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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 130,000 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.