Project Planning


Main funding opportunities
First inspiration from my Horizon 2020 SME instrument course I have just come back from Brussels that I have delivered an advanced 3-day course on SME instrument under Horizon 2020. With the help of the participants, we went through in detail the different steps that are needed in order to […]

The Manifesto of Funding Experts


Funding Expert Transformation Process
I will not be long since the video below is very extensive and explains in detail the amount of money that are spent in preparing failed not winning proposals for requesting funding but also uncovers some other interesting staff. More specifically, in this video I prove that based on very conservative […]

Why you cannot afford to fail and how to succeed ...




Stop being SMART 8
Consultancy companies, training organisations, project managers,  proposal writers and many actors in the area of EU funding have been endorsing in their approaches for years now and unfortunately for the upcoming years SMART objectives. SMART objectives are based on the following 5 principles, Specific Measureable Achievable or Attainable Realistic or […]

Why SMART Objectives are NOT really Smart in EU ...



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Do it like Danish Recently I have just been in Denmark for attending the steering group meeting for European funded project AMORES (www.amores-project.eu) that promotes European literacy through ICT based methodology. It wasn’t the first time I was in Denmark and due to my profession I have visited almost all […]

You want a successful proposal? – Do it like Danish ...