EU

Our projects founded by EU:
    • EMERGENT
In general:
  • we have some expertise and got some projects with th
Characteristics
  • TOPICS
  • urban informatics, smart cities, crisis management
  • Founds are divided in:
    • IP (large projects)
    • STREPS (smaller projects, like BMBF)
    • Network, ITN (Integrated training network) for targeting people with doing a PhD in the EU and also for the DFG
  • Deadlines: Every year

Applikation language:
  • English
Application process:
  • Proposals:
    • are much longer (50 pages)
    • explaining many more details
    • much more partners have to involved (10-20)
    • the consortia partners have to come at least from 3 different countries; but the question is always how good the partners are
  • Calculation for budget:
    • 100% for management
    • 80% for research
    • 50% for dissemination
    • you have a lot of overhead
  • Workload:
    • the coordination work is much bigger
    • you have to upload to the EU portal
    • you have to make explicit clear amount of hours that you worked on it; it’s just something that is based on the hour
  • Scheduling is very difficult:
    • In different countries different vacation time
    • Communication work is higher than for a national proposal
    • 3*5 pt seate -> up to 15 pt / proposal
    • Funding realistic just when you have more than 11,5
    • Point based on the question of the reviewer, so your proposal should answer these question
    • Catalogue of question are general and kind of standard, not exactly but there is a document how to write a proposal there is a section about evaluation and there you can find the question
Submission process:
  • you submit and you get a grade;
  • there is a 2 phase application: “Sketch” + Application
  • IN EU projects what it counts is the IMPACT: how do you change the world with your results
  • Succes rate: often less than 5%
  • In the monitoring and the reporting bureaucracy is much more formal and more time demanding.
Review process:
There are high chances in having corruption with reviewing process. The higher level of bureaucracy is also due to that. Needs for transparency

Note
  • The EU is depending in lobbing a lot
  • the funding interests is guided by that too! And in order to get good chance to get in you have to have a history in getting EU funding.
  • The pressure in submitting with EU is way less in Germany than it is in other country; it’s good to check who is in the previous project and contact them; then also we check who is already in Brussels. But we also focus on how to generate good ideas: look at the insights of previous projects. I.e: KOKOS was based from what practitioners said
  • In EU level, we really have to think what kind of open collaboration we already have.
  • In Emergent the chapter about risk management is very well written. It addresses every possible aspect that they could run into!
Topic revision: r1 - 12 Oct 2017, YvonneDrymala
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