EU Project Management & Science Communication Workshop

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1. Introduction

This workshop took individuals through EU-funded project management from contract negotiations to final reporting, explaining the reasons behind many of the activities as well the requirements for successful and cost-effective project management. Designed to support those responsible for EU-funded projects, the programme put EU-funding opportunities in context and explored the project cycle. The workshop aimed to support good management practice, effective decision-making and internal communication, implementation, reporting and external dissemination. Participants  gained sufficient knowledge to successfully manage EU-funded projects, but also participate effectively in more in-depth training, as necessary. The workshop targeted primarily academics or other staff from public, private and non-profit sectors from both EU and non-EU countries new to project management or who wanted to refresh their knowledge with the advent of Horizon2020.

2. Programme Outline 

Monday, 17th November 2014: Introduction

  • EC Structure and EU Programmes
  • Basics of project management méthodologies
  • Introduction to EU-funded projects

Tuesday, 18th November 2014: Project Development & Management

  • Description of Work, objectives, deliverables and milestones
  • Consortium building: Before and afterwards
  •  Management of the project start (kick-off)
  •  Management of work packages and project results
  •  Financial planning, management and control

Wednesday, 19th November 2014: Reporting and quality

  •  Project management structure, procedures and tools
  • Reporting
  • Quality assurance
  •  Exploitation and sustainability: Methods and models
  • Managing project close-down
  • Intellectual Property Rights management with a focus on SMEs

Thursday, 20th November 2014: Dissemination and communication

  • Fundamentals of IPR for researchers
  •  Practical IPR management in collaborative research projects
  •  Getting your paper published
  • Open access publications: EC perspective
  •  Dissemination and communication: Introduction
  •  Better communication: developing skills amongst your researchers
  • Q& A/ feedback session/ close

– for more information about each lecture, download the Supplementary Information (w.e.f. 28/10/2014).

– for more information about the lecturers – CLICK HERE

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Presentations of the lecturers are available for EuroFIR Members only

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8.Contact information

EuroFIR AISBL email: or call +32 2 626 2901