Horizon Europe (Post Doctoral Training Course)
 

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How to Prepare a Strategy for Horizon Europe

 

Workshop Presenters:   Dr. Sean McCarthy Hyperion Ltd, Ireland

                                              Sylvia McCarthy Hyperion Ltd (Brussels)

 

Online Platform: ZOOM

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Overview of the Workshop

Horizon Europe is the name of the European Union's Research and Innovation Programme. Horizon Europe will begin in 2021 and end in 2027. This workshop has been designed to help Post Doctoral Fellows and Early Stage Researchers to plan strategically for Horizon Europe.

This workshop is based on Seán and Sylvia McCarthy’s ongoing analysis of the preparation of Horizon Europe. The workshop is also based and Seán's 40 years experience working with the previous 8 Framework Programmes. 

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Target Audience: Post Doctoral Fellows and Early Career Researchers in Universities and Research Centres

The course is NOT open to Private Consultants or National Contact Points.

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

Duration: 3* 45 minute sessions

Booking Details: Contact mary.mccarthy@hyperion.ie

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Contents of Workshop

Session 1:  How to Prepare a Strategy for Horizon Europe  (45 minutes)

Module 1: From Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe

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Structure and Terminlogy of Horizon Europe

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Evolution from Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe

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Funding Landscape for Horizon Europe

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How to Present a European Research Strategy

Session 2: Identifying Opportunities in Horizon Europe (45 minutes)

Module 2: Pillar I (ERC and MSCA)

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ERC (European Research Council)

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MSCA (Marie Curie Actions)

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Access to European Research Infrastructures

Module 3 :Pillar II (Clusters, Missions and European Partnerships)

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How to Read a Pillar II Work Programme

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Pillar II Clusters

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Pillar II Missions

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Pillar III European Partnerships

Module 4: Pillar III - EIC (European Innovation Council)

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Background to the EIC

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EIC Pathfinder,

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EIC Transition

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EIC Accelerator

Session 3:  Getting Ready for the first Calls for Proposals (45 minutes)

Module 5: How Horizon Europe Proposals will be Evaluated

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How to Study an Evaluation Process

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The Role of the Independent Evaluators

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The Evaluation Committee

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How Evaluators are Selected

Module 6: Who Wrote the Topics in Pillar II? (Proposal Intelligence )

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Participating in the EU Decision Making Process

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Expert Groups Contributing to the Topics

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Example: Proposal Intelligence (Technology Proposa)

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Example: Proposal Intelligence (Social Sciences and Humanities Proposal)

Module 7:  Strategic Networking at a European Level

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How Consortia are Formed

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How to Identify Strategic Partners

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How to Promote your Research Activities to Strategic Partners

 

Programme Designers and Presenters

Dr. Seán McCarthy

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 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).

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 

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 Bachelor’s degree in European Studies (University College Cork,Ireland) and a Master’s degree in International Politics and Europe (University of Warwick, UK).

 

Limitation of Liability

This webpage has been designed to help researchers prepare for Horizon Europe.

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