Organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the European Training Academy (EUTA) will realize 2 online info days about the new Horizon Europe program and the upcoming competitions for 2021/22, with a focus on topics related to the environment on May 7 and 13. from 10-15.30h.
So far, 2 calls have been published for the European Reseach Council (ERC) and the European Innovation Council (EIC). Also, all drafts of Work Programs for 2021/22 are known, and all remaining Horizon Europe competitions for 2021/22 are expected to be announced by mid-May.
During the info day, the EUTA team will focus on topics and competitions that are relevant especially for organizations from Serbia, but also on competitions in the field of environment. We will pay attention to the pillars of “Excellent Science” and focus on Marie Sklodowska-Curie and ERC competitions, then the third pillar of “Innovative Europe” and funding schemes important for researchers from Serbia, as well as the horizontal pillar “Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area“. , and especially to this year’s Twinning competition for research organizations from the Western Balkans (WBC).
These 2 Horizon Europe infodans will be introductory trainings for the Training for preparation, writing and financial management of Horizon Europe projects, which we will organize in June for about 30 participants.
STEVE QUARRIE is the Head of education in the European Training Academy; professor at the Faculty of Biology, Belgrade University, also a visiting Professor at the Business School, Newcastle University, UK. He has provided regular training courses for over 15 years to scientists in Europe on general skills needed to develop a successful career doing science and research, including how to write project proposals. He has extensive experience of international project coordination and management (FP4 STREP EGRAM, FP6 WATERWEB, FP7 CAREBREED) and has written more than 10 successful EU-funded projects, with a success rate in writing research (FP and H2020) projects around 60%. Steve has been a proposal evaluator for the EC.
GORDANA VLAHOVIC is a guest lecturer at EUTA. Gordana works as the Head of International Relations Office at the University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbia and is responsible for coordinating activities on EU programmes Horizon 2020, FP7, Erasmus Plus, IPA. Main activities and expertise related to her work refer to consultancy on EU funding for research and education, advising on administrative procedures and contractual issues, guidance on choosing thematic priorities and instruments, training and assistance in proposal writing, assistance in partner search and policy making.
GORAN STOJANOVIC is a guest lecturer with twenty years of experience in the sector of education and ten years of experience in writing and the successful implementation of EU-funded projects, worth over 8 MEUR. He is/was the coordinator of the following projects: H2020-MEDLEM, FP7-SENSEIVER, FP7-APOSTILLE, EUREKA-IPCTECH, CEI-GRAPHSENS …; as well as the partner in the following projects: ERASMUS-IF4TM, TEMPUS-WBCInno, TEMPUS WBCVMnet … Some of these projects were declared as examples of good practice. As a result, Dr. Goran Stojanović has been invited to present projects APOSTILLE or SENSEIVER at the events organized by the EC. Goran is professor at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Novi Sad.
The most valuable part of the training was the practical insight into the project preparation and experience presented by the lecturer. Ms. Ljerka Golubić Bregant, Agency for investment and competitiveness