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eLearning Course for Pillar II Coordinators

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

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Overview of the Course

This course is designed for researchers who are planning to Coordinate a Pillar II Proposal. The course is also useful to researchers who are planning to participate as a partner in Pillar II proposals.  (The workshop does not cover Financial Rules, Legal Rules, Ethics, Data Management etc.)

 

Target Audience: Researchers planning to coordinate a Pillar II Proposal

        The course is NOT suited to newcomers to Horizon Europe. See Newcomers to Horizon Europe 

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

Duration: Course is recorded so researchers take the course at their own pace. Estimated time 2 hours.

Cost: Ä375 per person (for bookings > 10 participants contact Mary)

Booking details: Email Mary mary.mccarthy@hyperion.ie

Contents of Course

Module 2.1 Profile of Researchers with High Success Rates (13 minutes)

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Profile of Successful Researchers

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How Evaluators Read Proposals

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How Successful Researchers Prepare Proposals

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Addressing the EU Policy Language of Pillar II

Module 2.2 From EU Policies to Pillar II Work Programmes (20 minutes)

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Structure and Terminology of Pillar II Work Programmes

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Pillar II in the Horizon Europe Funding Landscape

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How Pillar II Work Programmes are Prepared

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Diagrams to Explain the Relevance of the Idea to EU Policies

Module 2.3 How Pillar II Proposals are Evaluated (27 minutes)

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The Evaluation Process for 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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Strategy of Researchers with High Success Rates

Module 2.4 How to Screen Pillar II Proposals (Proposal Clinics) (11 minutes)

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Strategy for Preparing Pillar II Proposals

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The Proposal Clinic and the One Page Proposal

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Selecting Strategic Partners

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Template for the Pillar II Proposal Abstract

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Template for the Pillar II Consensus Report

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Steps from the Call to the Deadline

Module 2.5 Selecting Partners for Horizon Europe Proposals (13 minutes)

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Different Roles in a Consortium

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Profile of Consortia in Competitive Proposals

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The Multi-Actor approach

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The Skills Matrix

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The Impact Partner

Module 2.6 Proposal Intelligence (Background to Pillar II Topics) (11 minutes)

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Information needed to prepare a Pillar II Proposal

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How to Analyse a Pillar II Work Programme

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Expert Groups consulted on Pillar II Topics

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Examples of Proposal Intelligence Reports for Pillar II Topics

Module 2.7 How to Write the Impact of a Pillar II Proposal (30 minutes)

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Concepts needed to Explain Impact in Pillar II Proposals (5 minutes)

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Impact on EU Societal Challenges (Global Challenges) (10 minutes)

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Impact on EU Industrial Policies (Technology Projects) (10 minutes)

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Exploitation, Dissemination and Communication of Results (5 minutes)

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.