Horizon Europe Pillar II Course
 

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

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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

Target Audience: Researchers planning to participate in a Pillar II Proposal. Research Support Staff in Universities and Research Centres. The course is NOT suited to newcomers to Horizon Europe. Newcomers should first take Getting Ready for Horizon Europe

                            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

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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Converting Excellent ideas into Competitive Proposals

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From 'Telling' to 'Selling' proposal ideas

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Strategy of Organisations with High Success Rates

Module 2: From EU Policies to Pillar II Work Programmes

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How EU Policies are Converted into Pillar II Work Programmes

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From Specific EU Policies to Pillar II Topics

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Diagrams needed to explain relevance to EU Policies 

Module 3: 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 4: Proposal Clinics ( How to Screen 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

Module 5: Proposal Intelligence (Specific EU Policies and Expert Groups)

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How to Analyse a Pillar II Work Programme

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Expert Groups Consulted for Grand Challenges

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The role of CSAs (Coordination and Support Actions)

Module 6: The Impact of Pillar II on Global Challenges

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Output, Outcomes and Impact of Pillar II Topics

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The EU Policy Making Process

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The Impact of Research on EU Policies

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Case Studies from Pillar II Clusters

Module 7: The Impact of Pillar II on EU Industrial Leadership

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EU Industrial Strategies

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Expert Groups Consulted on Industrial Strategies

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Disruptive and Enabling Technologies

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Exploitation, Dissemination and Communication measures

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Synergies with other EU Programmes

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.