We share our knowledge from over 20 years of EU project experience with you in one of our hands-on workshops. For enquiries please contact us directly.

Our workshops include group-based teaching with exercises tailored towards the individual needs of the participants.

Training module information:

  • Description: Workshops on EU funding opportunities, H2020 and ITN proposal writing, research project management, science communication
  • Location: On-site
  • Duration: ½ - 2 days
  • Organiser: Universities, research organisations or EU projects
  • Participants: Up to 30 participants

EU research & innovation projects

Through the years our workshops have helped many scientists to realise the full potential for EU funding of their research and innovation projects.

MSCA ESRs training

In our role as Partner Organisation in various FP7 and H2020 MSCA ITN ETNs and EIDs we provide workshops specifically tailored to ESRs, contributing to the development of their transferable skills.

EU funding opportunities

Interactive workshop for researchers and technology-oriented companies to identify the best suitable funding schemes for their project ideas and plans.

Objective: You will get in-depth knowledge into available R&D / innovation funding programmes and identify those that are most relevant to your project ideas.


  • Overview (EU) funding schemes
  • Selection of research area-specific programmes and requirements
  • Project types and funding rules
  • Strategies for project acquisition

Participation prerequisites:

  • Ideas or plans for an R&D / innovation project
  • Basic knowledge of public funding an advantage

EU funding opportunities & proposal writing

ESRs expand their transferrable skills with in-depth knowledge of EU funding opportunities and how to write a competitive research proposal.

Objective: ESRs know the system of (EU) funding programmes and how to identify the best suitable schemes, know requirements and strategies to write a successful proposal.


  • (EU) funding schemes and how to select the best suited
  • Success factors of proposals
  • Different sections of a proposal (Excellence, Impact, Implementation) and how to draft them

H2020 proposal writing

Hands-on workshop on how to write a competitive proposal for researchers who are planning to apply for a Horizon 2020 call.

Objective: You will get an insight into different EU programme requirements, set up your project-specific work plan and learn about successful features of your proposal.


  • Objectives of EU funding programmes
  • Call documents and other sources
  • Proposal set-up and contents
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Scientific part, Impact chapter and Implementation requirements
  • Budgeting

Participation prerequisites:

  • Plans for an EU funded project
  • Intermediary to advanced knowledge on Horizon 2020 an advantage

Research project management

Whether they pursue a career in academia or industry, the ESRs will need the skills to plan and manage their own research project. In this hands-on workshop including exercises, the ESRs will acquire the skills necessary for their future research careers.

Objective: ESRs will know the main elements of research project management, useful project planning tools and key rules of EU funded research projects to be able to plan and manage their own research projects.


  • Planning: Objectives, Work breakdown, Timing
  • Risk management
  • Monitoring progress
  • Documentation & Reporting
  • Communication

Participation prerequisites:

  • Either an approved project (recommended) or
  • In active project planning at the proposal stage

MSCA proposal writing

Popular workshop on ETN/EID preparation and proposal writing for researchers planning a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action.

Objective: You will get in-depth knowledge on how to write a competitive MSCA ITN ETN/EID proposal, including specific EC requirements, how to set-up a work and plan and attractive training programme.


  • H2020 MSCA ITN requirements
  • Success factors
  • Developing attractive concepts and objectives
  • Developing an attractive training programme
  • Highlighting ESRs' employability and other benefits
  • Maximise impact with a dissemination, exploitation and outreach strategy
  • Defining work packages, deliverables and milestones
  • Management structures and procedures

Participation prerequisites:

  • Plans for an MSCA ITN project
  • Basic knowledge of MSCA is an advantage

Science communication

A workshop on how to successfully communicate research to different audiences.

Objective: ESRs know the basics of good communication, how to plan communication activities and how to use storytelling techniques to communicate effectively.


  • Aims and knowing your audience
  • Key messages, tools and channels
  • EC communication guidelines
  • Storytelling and the ABT framework
  • Ethics in science communication
  • Evaluating communication

Project Impact & Outreach

Hand-on workshop for anyone who hast o write the impact section in a H2020 proposal or another grant application.

Objective: You know what information you need for a compelling impact section, how to structure content and bring it efficiently on paper.


  • Expectations for impact section
  • Good practice examples
  • Impact pitch: Write and present an elevator pitch for your project’s impact
  • Optimising the structure of your impact section
  • Optimising the presentation of your impact section

Participation prerequisites:

  • Plans for EU funded project
  • H2020 coordinators and participants


„Our four Early Stage Researchers in the NeoGel project got an insight into EU and other funding opportunities and benefitted from accelopment`s many years of experience in European and other grants.”
Dr Andreas Heise, RCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, IE


Research project management

Hands-on workshop on managing a collaborative research project with a focus on Horizon 2020. Includes exercises and guidance on helpful tools that work in practice.

Objective: You will be familiar with all important Horizon 2020 rules, all common challenges for coordinators and which approaches and tools have proven successful to address the challenges.


  • Planning: Objectives, work breakdown, timing
  • Risk management
  • Monitoring progress
  • Documentation & Reporting
  • Communication

Participation prerequisites:

  • Approved project (recommended) or in active project planning at the proposal stage

    Our Experts

      Dr Jeanette Müller
    Jeanette has over 20 years of experience in the acquisition and management of publicly funded projects. She knows how to organise projects efficiently and to serve different stakeholders.
      Dr Johannes Ripperger
    Johannes manages several EU projects, he has a track record in successfully supporting researchers and enterprises in acquiring and managing national and international research projects.
      Julia Goetz
    Julia plans the communication activities for internal and external stakeholders of several EU projects and implements them in close collaboration with the respective project partners.
      Jacqueline Strehler
    Jacqueline plans and implements outreach activities for several MSCA ITNs, collaborating with the project partners and ESRs.