Training “Cross-Cutting Issues” in Horizon 2020 – Meet experts from EC, GenderAction and OpenAIRE

November 21, 2018

– introduction to sex/gender and the research cycle, the relevance for and in projects addressing RI topics, both from the perspective of women’s participation and the gender dimension in content (supported by examples, facts & figures)
– sex and gender relevance for topics featuring in the RI Work Programme (with examples)
– Relevance for NCPs.

Meet and Exchange: Share your favourite training methods!

October 25, 2018

As inspiration for the design of your national training courses, favourite interactive training methods have been shared.

Meet and Exchange Workshop: Personnel Costs in Horizon 2020: application of rules in different EU Member States

October 15, 2018

The content of this Meet & Exchange workshop focussed on exchange of lessons learned in the application of rules for personnel costs in H2020 to contribute to finding common grounds for design of rules for personnel costs in Horizon Europe. Please read the NCP Experience report

Meet and Exchange Workshop: The NCP system towards FP9

30-31 May 2018

On 30 and 31st of May 2018, the NCP Academy organized a Meet & Exchange Workshop for NCP coordinators (coordinators of national NCP systems) and coordinators of NCP networks (Coordination and Support Actions for thematic NCPs funded by Horizon 2020).

Meet and Exchange Workshop: Practical Aspects for the Proposal Phase of Lump Sum Actions

March 13, 2018

This second Meet and Exchange Workshop focused on Lump Sum grants, in order to open a debate among L&F NCPs of the most important issues to be considered at the proposal stage.

Meet and Exchange Workshop: 2nd Meeting of Task Force of NCP Project Coordinators

March 06, 2018

The workshop focused on the activities planned for the next period by the NCP Academy and the thematic networks – aiming to to avoid overlaps or gaps. It included the presentation of good practice experiences from the individual NCP networks, with recommendations for their continuation and adoption by other networks where appropriate.

Meet and Exchange Workshop: Best practice for National Contact Points – European Innovation Council

December 05, 2017

This workshop looked at how NCPs are responding to the emergence of the European Innovation Council preparatory phase and considered longer term approaches to it. The workshop included context setting by Bernd Reichert, Head of Unit, European Agency for SMEs, European Commission, Evelyn Smith, IGLO Member Brussels, Enterprise Ireland as a representative of one of the national agencies in the Innovation Agencies Group on EIC and Grainne Dwyer, Member of the Commissioner’s High Level Group of Innovators.

Meet and Exchange Workshop: Lump Sum Financing in Horizon 2020 and FP9

May 29, 2017

The workshop aimed for participants to have a deeper knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of lump sum financing as well as a better idea on what a good model for lump sum financing could be. The participants will be able to give more knowledgeable advice to their own research and innovation community and other stakeholders.

Meet and Exchange Workshop: NCP Systems – Benchmarking on Macro and Micro Level and Gathering Future Needs

May 30-31, 2017

The workshop included exchanges on the different kinds of NCP structures, Key Performance Indicators and what the outcome of the Horizon 2020 interim evaluation means for NCPs. In addition we exchanged good practices on NCP working tools like CRM, strategic approaches to potential beneficiaries and novel training methods.