Training: Legal and Financial Aspects of the ERC

March 29-30, 2017

A training course on Legal and Financial Aspects of ERC actions: this on-site training focused on the intersection between legal and financial issues and ERC specific matters.

Meet and Exchange Workshop: Audits and audit strategy

March 20, 2017

This workshop provided the opportunity for participants to meet with a representative of the Common Audit Service, who gave a practical presentation on Audit Strategy and first audit findings. Participants discussed and exchanged their experience with audits in FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects.


March 13-14, 2017

The workshop took stock of the experiences with and first detectable results of the various programme lines of the “Widening” Package (particularly Teaming, Twinning and ERA Chairs). On this basis, the participating NCPs assessed the achievements with a view to the specific challenges or bottlenecks identified in their countries that are linked to the innovation divide, and discussed – from the specific NCP perspective – options for possible future orientations of “Widening” measures within the specific objective or Horizon 2020 as a whole.

Training: Aligning implementation of RIS3 and Horizon 2020 Funding across research priorities

March 09, 2017

Training provided by European Commission Experts, S3 Platform representatives, regional/ national authorities and NCPs on synergies between Horizon 2020 and ESIF in regard to the specialised thematic areas, as well as a forum for exchange of best practices and enhancing collaboration between NCPs and regional/national authorities managing ESIF.

Meet and Exchange Workshop: Communication strategies

March 06, 2017

An exchange of good practice centred around the communication mission of NCPs with a focus on: What are the key messages NCPs should convey? Who should NCPs target to achieve these goals? What should a good communication mix to promote a programme look like? Practical experiences with new tools (social media, webinars); Communicating to different target groups: Important lessons learnt; Advising the client ranging from the check of the project idea to the proposal check: Experiences and helpful tools; Evaluating the impact of NCPs communication activities.

NCP Academy: Train the Trainer, Interactive Webinars

Mar 03-31, 2017

This training focused on better understanding your role as a trainer, gaining knowledge on neuro-didactics, to be able to design your NCP training packages and become more confident regarding the designing of training sessions. This training was provided by Birgit Baumann of BusinessMind.