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A Workshop for Directors of Strategy and Research Support Staff

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Overview of the Workshop

The Next Framework Programme will be launched in 2021. The planning for this Programme started at the beginning of 2017. The budget, structure and research priorities have not yet been decided. This half-day workshop has been designed to help  Directors and Senior Support Staff to monitor (or influence) the development of the Programme. This will be important when preparing strategies for the period 2021 to 2027.

 The workshop covers the following items:

- the formal process for  preparing the Next Framework Programme, 
- the Organisations that will be consulted in the preparation 

- the documents that will used at the different phases of the preparation.

- the issues (Political, Economic, Social and Technical) that will influence the content

This workshop is based on Sean McCarthy’s ongoing analysis of the debate and 37 years working with the previous 8 Framework Programmes. 

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Who should attend?

This course is relevant to individuals who are responsible for the design of research strategies in Universities, Research Centres, Regional Development Agencies and research intensive companies.

Workshop Presenter: Dr. Seán McCarthy www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm

Duration: 9:00 to 12:30

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Contents of Workshop

Module 1: Trends in the evolution of European Funding: from Framework 1 to Horizon 2020

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Towards a European Research Area (2000)

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Open Innovation (2003)

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Financial Crisis (2008)

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EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) (2010)

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Juncker Plan (2015)

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UN Sustainable Development Goals (2016)

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Brexit/Trump (2016)

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Mid-Term Review of Horizon 2020 (2017)

Module 2: The Formal Process (EU Decision Making Process)

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Different Organisations involved in the process

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From the Formal Proposal to the Adoption of Framework 9

Module 3: How to Participate in EU Decision Making (Lobbying)

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Different Types of Lobbying in Horizon 2020

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Who's Who in H2020 Lobbying

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How Workprogrammes are Prepared

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How to Monitor/Influence the Development of Framework 9

Module 4: European Research and Innovation Strategies

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European Policies, European Programmes and European Projects

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How to identify the most appropriate funding programmes

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Success Criteria for Framework 9

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Profile of Successful Research Organisations in Horizon 2020

Module 5: Research Support Services 2018+

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How to Monitor the Evolution of Framework 9

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How to Advise Researchers on Monitoring/Influencing Expert Groups

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Who Wrote the Topics? (How to identify background to Topics)

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Where are the Best Consortium Partners?

 

Programme Designer and Presenter

The programme will be presented by Dr. Sean McCarthy of Hyperion Ltd (www.hyperion.ie). In 2017 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 74 of these top 100 universities and research organisations.

Since 1995 over 76,000 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).

Sean 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 he was the coordinator. Four of Hyperion contracts has been audited by the European Commission. Today he does not participate in the Framework programmes but concentrates on designing and delivering training courses for organizations who participate in the programmes.  More details can be found on www.hyperion.ie/seanmccarthy.htm