The work programmes for Horizon Europe are now published. Download them RIGHT HERE. -Work programme & call documents -2021-2022 HE Main Work Programme 2021-2022 EIC Work Programme 2021 ERC Work Programme 2021 For the next level in Horizon Europe grant applications, EFMC experts offer a comprehensive 3-day training on the proposal writing process for Horizon Europe […]


The European Commission is standing firm on its plan to exclude researchers from the non-EU countries from “sensitive” parts of the bloc’s upcoming €95.5 billion research programme. The Commission wants to limit the participation of non-EU entities in 49 actions in the main 2021/22 Horizon work programme, which sets out funding priorities and competitions for […]


Writing and managing EU-funded projects can turn into a painful experience. Why EU research needs professional support.   By Marco Liviantoni EU Senior Expert at EFMC – European Fund Management Consulting   In almost 2 decades of experience in EU affairs, one of the things I learned is that writing a project proposal for EU funding […]


Researchers in EU13 countries are perplexing over how to tap new research programme to strengthen R&D systems, as a struggle to attract foreign talent due to low salaries, and pandemic-driven economic crisis sparking cuts in national science budgets. Over the next seven years, the EU is going to spend 3.3% of Horizon Europe’s budget on […]


Calculating eligible personnel costs is among the most complex aspects in the financial management of Horizon 2020 projects. Errors can have undesired consequences in the form of cost rejection, grant reduction or even administrative sanctions. Beneficiaries, therefore, need first to master the distinction between different types of eligible personnel costs. In addition, the various options […]


EIC calls for Pathfinder OPEN and Accelerator OPEN are now available.  You can already apply for the 1st step of the Accelerator via the AI dedicated platform, and EFMC can stand by your side with a specific coaching scheme to succeed in this first challenging go/no-go step.  If your disruptive innovation is still in an […]


The clock is running fast, and you cannot wait for the end of May ’21 to start developing your proposal. Unfortunately, this is the foreseen timing for the completion of the underpinning legislative process that will convert drafted&leaked WPs into official legal documents. Call for proposals will be officially launched only by then, but we […]


ERC / MSCA / Research Infrastructures: ready to go! ERC Starting and Consolidator grants’ calls are published. World-class researchers and scientist are now working on their next proposals. If you are planning to submit an ERC proposal, hurry up with proposal preparation! MSCA work programme has been published in draft version, and tentative dates are […]


The new EIC work programme is now officially published, after a 2-Day presentation. You can watch the replay here. Most of the information had leaked, but important details were still to be confirmed. The work programme provides all the details regarding the new Pathfinder and Transition programmes. Find the work programme right here. Horizon Europe: […]


The new EIC Accelerator (official work programme right here) in Horizon Europe offers great opportunities for deep-tech SMEs. Competition for EU grants under this scheme is expected to be fierce, even though the target audience for the EIC Accelerator has been narrowly defined as deep-tech, market-creating SMEs. But not every SME is at the technology […]

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