Sylvia  McCarthy


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Sylvia McCarthy

EU Policy Analyst (Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020), Hyperion Ltd

Hyperion specialises in designing training courses to help researchers and research organisations to develop their European Research Strategies. Hyperion has provided training courses to 74 of the top 100 Universities and Research Centres in Europe. My responsibilities include:


Monitoring EU Policies relevant to Horizon Europe

·        Online analysis and attending live workshops in Brussels

·        Sharing key information through Proposal Intelligence (see below) and via LinkedIn


Delivery of training modules (on-line and on-site) (Course modules delivered to over 5,400 researchers and support staff in 120 different Universities and Research Centres)

·        How to Write the Impact on EU Social Policies (Pillar II Topics)

·        Background to Pillar II Topics (Proposal Intelligence)


Presentations at European Conferences. 

Recent presentation at EARMA Conference in Oslo (May 2022): ‘The EU Policy Making Process (The Impact of Research)’


Preparation of ‘Proposal Intelligence Reports’

These reports are designed to help research coordinators understand the background to the ‘Impact’ in Pillar II topics. I have prepared Proposal Intelligence reports in all research fields of Horizon Europe (health, energy, environment, security, social sciences and humanities etc.)


Sylvia has a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies (University College Cork,Ireland) and a Master’s degree in International Politics and Europe

(University of Warwick, UK).