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  • ERRIN Members’ offices Schuman area Brussels Belgium (map)

What: In view of the publication of the Horizon 2020 2018-2020 Work Programs, ERRIN is organizing a full week of Project Development workshops, or Project Lab sessions.

Why: The objective of the event is to get project idea owners, project leaders, and participants together, let them discuss, set up consortia, and develop a project. As such, the benefits of actively taking part are that participants not only obtain information on the calls, but are also able to expand their network, build new partnerships and transform ideas into successful proposals. In addition, former evaluators and National Contact Points will be invited to support and advise on concrete project ideas and help increase the chances to be funded.

How: The event will span four days and will consist of multiple parallel breakout sessions addressing primarily the calls with deadline in 2018. The topics and proposals to be addressed in each session will follow a societal challenge approach.

Each session will be opened by the European Commission’s 45-minute contribution entailing an overview on the calls, as well as an explanation of the “tips and tricks” to submit a successful proposal, and will be followed by breakout groups discussing specific project ideas.

Evening networking receptions will be also arranged for participants to share ideas, and establish new connections and collaborations.

Who: The event is run by the ERRIN Secretariat with the support of the Blue Innovative Growth, Energy, ICT, Innovation & Investment, Opening Science Smart Cities, and Transport Working Groups, and is open to every type of stakeholders, irrespective of the category and of the ERRIN membership. However, participation is upon selection.

Deadlines: Project leaders as well as project idea owners are invited to register by the end of July on the Brokerage Week website by submitting a one pager providing an outline of the project and its objective, and a description of the partners needed. ERRIN Working Group leaders will then select ideas, prioritising projects with leadership over ownership. However, project owners are also welcome to apply. Afterwards, the projects selected will be published on the website of the event and participants will be invited to register until mid-September specifying what their skills are, and what they can offer to the project – it is up to project leaders / owners to select the participants to have around the discussion tables.

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