We Upset the Status Quo in Planning European Projects by Doings Things Simpler!
During my training and coaching sessions, I am asked “Nikos, what is the most important thing that people miss to consider and they have their grant application failed?” . I always answer  that I am not sure on the most important one but definitely I can tell one of the most significant […]

What is one of the most critical things that you ...


We Upset the Status Quo in Planning European Projects by Doings Things Simpler!
Often people get overwhelmed by the different funding opportunities that exist and consequently they don’t focus on the ones that really matter for them and have the more chances for a winning grant application. Here is a technique based on the five fingers that can immediately allow us to identify […]

How to increase the success rate of your grant applications


We Upset the Status Quo in Planning European Projects by Doings Things Simpler!
Welcome back (that is for me)! I have been silent in my blog for a while but this was for a great reason. I have been focusing on organising  the most significant event on developing Horizon 2020 grant applications, that is the 1st Horizon 2020 Virtual Summit. More than 35 […]

Why One-Page Proposal Concept can fail your grant application




We Upset the Status Quo in Planning European Projects by Doings Things Simpler!
In this training video that I have produced from Norway for another training and meeting, I am digging deeper on how to select the most attractive funding opportunity for your organisation or for your clients and how the widely used indicator of success rate can be very misleading. I highlight […]

How success rates in European funding opportunities can be misleading


We Upset the Status Quo in Planning European Projects by Doings Things Simpler!
There are a lot of European funding opportunities and apparently, a lot of potential grant beneficiaries face a lot of challenges when they have to choose which one to target that is the most appropriate or more attractive for their organisation according to their resources, expertise and capacity. In my […]

Whom is a must to connect with for successful grant ...



We Upset the Status Quo in Planning European Projects by Doings Things Simpler!
I would like first to thank you all for your encouraging words and the valuable feedback on my articles and videos. Now, some of you have suggested shortening my new videos into 5 to 10 minutes. Therefore, in this short video of around 7 minutes, I am going to highlight to […]

Discover how to motivate your colleagues to exploit european funding


We Upset the Status Quo in Planning European Projects by Doings Things Simpler!
A lot of grant application developers even successful ones are struggling to develop a convincing and effective communication as well as dissemination & exploitation strategy.  One of the key elements for ensuring the development of a winning grant application in european funding is to plan and include in your proposal […]

9 elements for winning Communication and Exploitation strategies that will ...


We Upset the Status Quo in Planning European Projects by Doings Things Simpler!
Here are the 5 myths and 5 facts instead about Horizon 2020 that every researcher must know. They are an eye opener. For more details watch the video below. Myth 1: Involved in Horizon 2020 proposals as a partner or coordinator can always be beneficial for me, my research group […]

The 5 myths and the 5 facts instead about Horizon ...



We Upset the Status Quo in Planning European Projects by Doings Things Simpler!
Check below my recent video on the only rule, the ENA rule (it means ONE in greek) you should apply for proper and sound financial management practices. Financial management is not the responsibility of just the financial manager or the adminstrator of each partner in any consortium of european funded […]

The only rule for sound and audit-proof financial management of ...