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Coordinating Horizon 2020 Projects - 1 day workshop

Workshop Date: 4th April 2017
Workshop Location: Cambridge, UK
Workshop Organiser: Singleimage Limited

The Workshop
• In the past, nearly half of all EU funded research and innovation projects overran. Now the EC questions every request to increase project duration. Do you know how to keep your consortium project on schedule?
• All members of a consortium are responsible for completion of their joint project. How do you protect yourself against poor quality work by other members of the consortium?
• In one third of projects, consortium members leave part way through the project, or join it or both. Who decides these changes: the coordinator, the consortium or the EC?
• Should a coordinator distribute all payments immediately they are received from the EC? Or should they retain some in case of non-performance?

This workshop is aimed at project coordinators, managers and administrators of collaborative research and innovation projects under Horizon 2020.

The workshop focuses on projects in the Societal Challenges and Enabling & Industrial Technologies areas of H2020. Note: those requiring information on the financial aspects of H2020 should attend one of our finance workshops.

The workshop is designed to be interactive, and questions can be asked at any time. To facilitate this, attendance is limited to 24 participants.

For further information please contact me, or visit our website at: Please also note that the nearest large airport to the workshop venue is London, Stansted.
Draft Agenda

09:00 Registration and coffee
09:15 Establishing the rules: the EC contract, the consortium agreement and project management; roles and responsibilities, processes and key decisions; consortium finance
11:00 Refreshment break
11:15 Project operation: project planning, meetings, deliverables and quality; the project handbook and tools to support project management
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Working with the EC: progress and resource reporting, EC review preparation and results, amending the grant agreement
15:00 Refreshment break
15:15 Problems and solutions: poor quality, overspending partner, work outside scope, retrieving pre-financing, weak cooperation, late reporting
16:45 End of formal workshop

Workshop leader

The Workshop will be led by Paul Drath of Singleimage. Paul has extensive experience of EU research programmes gained over the last twenty seven years, as proposal evaluator, project reviewer and participant or coordinator in more than sixteen EU funded projects. He has lectured on EU research to audiences from every EU Member State and Associated Country, and from Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine. He is frequently invited to speak at events relating to EU research funding organised by Horizon 2020 National Contact Points, associations and foundations, as well as individual universities and institutes.

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