My ambition is to transform the lives of individuals even if that means a loss from my side but I strongly believe that this #stayhome restrictions due to #coronavirus is a unique opportunity for bonding with our family and also becoming better professionals and pesons! No-one has an excuse not […]

Why training on its own is not enough for successful ...


One of the most important points that proposal and grant application writers should master is to create innovative ideas and approaches. This is relatively difficult even for experienced grant applicants that are required to come up with innovative ideas and practices as the cornerstone for winning European funded projects. In […]

How to create innovative ideas & approaches for research and ...


Almost the whole last year I was involved as Training Coordinator in the Programme Turkey in Horizon 2020 phase II. Being responsible for the training or training directly around one thousand participants as Turkish Beneficiaries of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe was a remarkable experience. I learned a lot of […]

How to be invited as a partner in research and ...



One meter snow next to the beach in Greece with sun? Yes, it is possible. What is also possible is to give a short introduction to the CRITERIA formula for impressing the evaluators. The CRITERIA formula is what all the champions in EU funds and Horizon 2020 apply with commitment […]

My best wishes for 2019 under the most peculiar place. ...


I have recently returned from Madagascar and Reunion after giving a 5-day training to Research Support Office members and to the University researchers. One of the key points that was raised from my audience was specific actions, tips and practices on how to identify competent and promising consortia to join […]

How to be a desired partner in Horizon 2020 and ...


Horizon Europe or FP9 (its ugly name) the largest ever European Research and Innovation Programme has started to make its presence quite strong with the proposal suggested by EC and the discussions now going on about it between the Council and the European Parliament.  Its structure is clear, its priorities […]

Horizon Europe or FP9 (the ugly name) Quality Evaluation Criteria ...



Introduction This topic will show how much budget is approximately spent in the development of failed proposals by the European research, i.e. for proposals that do not receive any funding from Horizon 2020. There are at the beginning some simple calculations (subtraction, division and multiplications) that will show to the […]

Why you must not fail in Horizon 2020 and how ...


I have just come back from EARMA conference that I have participated along with around 750 other participants. The event took place in Brusses mainly from 17th till 18th April 2018.  This year, I was actually one of the presenters, giving a training on how to develop successful communication as well as […]

What I learned from the 24th EARMA conference




We Upset the Status Quo in Planning European Projects by Doings Things Simpler!
This is a different training moment since I deal with an essential element that although is not directly linked with the development of successful grant applications, it is of paramount importance for mastering this. More specifically, for either evolving into great funding experts or for continuing being so, we need […]

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