We are with you in your Horizon 2020 projects!
We are here with you all the way to help you to be much more effective and successful in your Horizon 2020 endeavours, relieving you of the bureaucratic burden associated with the project preparation. We thus allow you to concentrate just on your scientific aspects of the project and proposal!
Preoccupied in view of the harsh success rate in Horizon 2020?
The average success rate of 15%-25% deters many potential participants from engaging in Horizon 2020 projects. EuCRF , with its outstanding rate of success of well over 50% can help you to overcome this barrier. Our high rate of success stems from our long-standing successful experience in internationally funded projects in general and European projects in particular. The services we offer will ensure a significant rise in your rate of success. Why people fail in their EU projects’ bids? Read here about it
- Afraid of the overwhelming bureaucracy of Horizon 2020?
This is where we step in. With our extensive and long-standing experience of working with international funding agencies in general and with the EU Framework Programmes and other funding schemes we are familiar with all the ins and outs of the administrative processes associated with the preparation of proposals and the implementation of funded projects.
- Unsure about the suitability of your proposal to the review process?
One of the main initial problems that might deter potential proposers from going into Horizon 2020 projects is the selection of the most suitable topic within which your project can fit best. Our proven scientific methodology capabilities enable us to help you to determine to which topic your project idea is best suited and how to best adapt your idea to the requirements and expectations of the topics and work programmes.
- Is your proposal written correctly and effectively?
The proposal must comply not only with the official requirements and with the less official expectation of the reviewers. It needs to satisfy the particular demand of the different sections. The scientific sections, e.g., Excellence, should go beyond the mere presentation of the scientific data and arguments and should be fit, methodologically, to the wider interest of the review process. And, of course, there are the non-scientific sections (implementation, impact, etc.), which should allow the examination of the scientific information also in societal terms. EuCRF has been specialised in creating the optimal mix, providing the methodological editing of the scientific sections and actively participating in the writing of the non-scientific sections. Read more about the optimal structure of proposals
- Concerned about the building of adequate consortium?
The building of suitable consortium as required in Horizon 2020 projects is crucial. The consortium has to answer both the scientific needs of the project and those issues which are related to the project in a less directly manner, such as dissemination, exploitation & commercialisation, socio-economic impact & implications, gender issues, ethics, project management and monitoring, etc. Also, the consortium must be well balanced not only professionally and organisationally but also geographically. Thus, building the right consortium is not a simplistic task. EuCRF , with its extensive experience and widely spread networks and its ability to approach players throughout Europe and beyond, is in a perfect position to help you to build the best consortium. Read more about how should consortia be constructed
- Confused about the available budget and your share in it?
In many cases incorrect budget preparation ends in less than ample coverage of the scientific needs and at times, in under-budgeting of non-scientific activities. Moreover, carelessness in the preparation of the budget might result in failure in materialising the entire funding. EuCRF will help you in planning your project budget so as to maximise the results of the project and your financial needs in the project. How should a project budget should be? Read here about it
- Confused about the non-scientific elements of your project (e.g., dissemination, socio-economic issues, etc.)?
Your expertise belongs in the scientific and technological facets of your projects. But publicly funded projects are required to add to these facets also other activities so as to satisfy the demands of the funding organs. These include such activities as dissemination, outreach, exploitation & commercialisation; socio-economic impact & implications; gender issues; ethics; etc. These areas are the field of expertise of EuCRF which is a well acknowledged research centre in the social sciences, management, economics and strategy and a field operator in the realm of outreach and dissemination.
- Worried about the implementation and the administrative aspects of your project?
Managing international consortium calls on patience, proficiency in project management, knowledge of the EU reporting system and other such expertise which lay beyond your scientific interests and experience. We, in EuCRF , bring in a cumulative experience of many years of managing EU and international projects which have made us well-versed in the entire range of administrative tasks related to the management of Horizon 2020 projects, starting with devising a balanced Consortium Agreement, performance time and deliverable management, IP management and, of course, reporting. We shall thus relieve you from all the administrative chores so as to ease your work on the project core tasks.
As a member in the EuCRF Horizon 2020 Membership Programme you will receive:
- On-going preferential relevant information regarding Horizon 2020, relevant thematic work programmes and calls within this programme and otherwise relevant information;
- Assistance in determining the suitability of topics we identify in said work programmes and/or their adaptability to our capabilities and capacity;
- When applying for a grant, whether addressing a topic within the thematic work programmes or through SME instrument where relevant, help in the preparation of the proposal, including:
- Instructions as to the necessary required contributions, particularly in the scientific, technological or otherwise professional areas relevant to the proposal, including the impact of the proposed project and such issues as risk assessment, etc.;
- Editing all such materials and contribution to the methodology therein, so as to ensure optimal suitability of the proposal to the requirements and expectations relevant to the review process;
- Writing of such sections as management, resource allocation, dissemination, socio-economic impact, etc.;
- Assistance in the construction of such consortia as maybe required for the proposed project;
- Active participation of EuCRF in the project, with responsibilities for project management (and if need be, also coordination), dissemination, exploitation & commercialisation, socio-economic impact & implications and project evaluation and other such related issues as might deem necessary;
Your undertakings, as a Member of the EuCRF Horizon 2020 Membership Programme will be:
- Abiding to such time-tables and deadline as shall be set in a work plan devised by and agreed with EuCRF for the preparation of the proposal;
- Acceptance of English as the working language of the entire procedure and the preparation of proposal;
- Acknowledgement that failing to meet such obligations and/or deadlines set in the work plan and time table can jeopardise or even prevent the submission of the proposal.
Membership Fees: € 8,500.00 for 12 months.