Horizon Europe or FP9 (the ugly name) Quality Evaluation Criteria (special training moment from Madagascar)

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 are clear, its suggested budget is clear but what is not clear is what will be the evaluation criteria. Are they going to be the same as before, Excellence, Impact and Implementation or just the two Excellence and Impact and in some cases also another criterion i.e. Transeuropean dimension, or something else? The truth is that all these are under discussion and nothing is fixed yet, however, in this training moment that I prepared for you from Madagascar, I present you the  C.R.I.T.E.R.I.A formula that is based on 8 Evaluation Criteria that universally applicable in any European research programme and they will continue to be. That is a guarantee.

Enjoy the training moment/video below produced in Madagascar for full information:

For adding further value to what you have learned from this article/video, you can now register in my Funding Expert Accelerator Programme  that in addition to have exclusive access  every month to unique in-depth trainings on EU funds that I deliver nowhere else but only in this programme, you can also have  an one-to-one live session with me remotely where I can guide you specifically on any challenges you are facing (e.g. your strong and weak points and how to work for becoming a great funding expert, which funding programmes can support your idea or your organisation’s mission, how to get involved in proposals as partner, how to deal with specific issues in regards to a grant application or a funded project that you are involved, etc.) You set the agenda for our discussion and coaching session according to your own needs.

Finally, I provide below some links to visual material (videos and photos) of my adventure from Madagascar.

The largest sound in Madagascar jungle video

If not convinced, again the largest and longest sound from Madagascar jungle video

The first of the five different species of lemur

Spider hiding under the light

Lost in the rainforest in Madagascar

Chameleon with a funny/leavy tail

Night (mouse) lemur discovered just in 2005

Vanilla plant with an amazing smell

Insect-eating plant

the third species of lemur looking at us

the fourth species of lemur eating a coconut

The fifth species of lemur messing with my headphones

My little friend from Madagascar lagoon

travelling by boat in Madagascar Jungle






Nikolaos Floratos

About Nikolaos Floratos

Nikolaos Floratos after his undergraduate and postgraduate studies with distinction as engineer in London (Imperial College, City University), UK, has been working for a number of consultancy and Information Technology companies as consultant and project manager across Europe. He completed also an MBA (Master in Business Administration - National Technical University of Athens and Athens University of Economics and Business) and the last 19 years he is involved in planning, managing and evaluating large and small projects in the area of research, education, ICT (Information Communication Technologies), social inclusion, entrepreneurship, standardization and consumer issues. As a funding expert, personal trainer and coach, he has supported hundreds of individuals and organisations mainly from Europe but also from all over the world on managing state funding (e.g. from European Commission, National Funds, etc) and receive support for deploying their business idea or mission and he has proved that anyone can become a great proposal writer or project manager of european funded projects through proper guidance, training and coaching. He is an expert on behalf of the European Commission on evaluating and reviewing projects and proposals since 2003 and currently, he researches through a PhD how eLearning courses can increase students' engagement and motivation. He is the creator of the Funding Expert Transfomation Process™ system that can transform anyone to a great proposal writer and project manager of european funded projects. He is also interested in investing in highly innovative start-ups and SMEs and he is member of the European Business Angel Network and of the Institute of Leadership and Management. He has received more than 50 recommendations at his linkedin profile (www.linkedin.com/in/floratos) as a funding expert, coach and trainer. He is also the author of the ebook "Who are the Horizon 2020 champions and what to learn from them". He is also listed in the top first three search results by google as "Funding expert".