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4th Newsletter

Dear National Contact Point!

A happy new year to all NCP's around the globe! Our new year's resolution is to keep you better informed on Horizon 2020 and the upcoming Horizon Europe. What about starting with our E-Learning tool. If you like to recap 2019 a bit, read how NCP’s from all around the world got connected at the Societal Challenge 6 Brokerage Event in Bratislava.

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H2020 area
ALL
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NCP network- project

International Research & Innovation Cooperation: Horizon 2020 and the world – Africa

The aim of the webinar was to present the opportunities for Africa in Horizon 2020. The event was organized by the Service Facility for International Co-operartion in co-operation with the projects NCPs CaRE and Bio Horizon.

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3rd Newsletter

Dear National Contact Point!


We have created this newsletter to help you find materials, webinars and networking events coming up in the next two months.

Special treat: We invite you to participate in a call to attend the Societal Challenge 6 Brokerage Event, taking place in Bratislava, Slovakia.  Apply here! 

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H2020 area
ALL
Target audience
NCP network- project

Second Newsletter

Dear National Contact Point!

Staying on top of all aspects of participation in Horizon 2020 can be tough. And the challenges of guiding researchers from various thematic areas, industries and countries through Horizon 2020 can turn out very differently.

We have created this newsletter for you to help you find materials, webinars and networking events that can make your work as NCP easier.

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H2020 area
ALL
Target audience
NCP network- project

Internal exchange platform

BioHorizon provides all accredited SC2 or KET-B NCPs with access to the project’s internal exchange platform.

Here you can also find recordings of our webinars and all training materials developed within the BioHorizon project as well as all materials from the Bioeconomy Stakeholder Workshops.

In addition, the Handboook for NCPs is also available as a PDF download.

By Biohorizon staff | | English
H2020 area
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Target audience
NCP network- project

NCP – Get ready for your new career! - Contracts, IP and Open Science

Contracts, IP and Open Science: Basics of the legal environment

  • The role of the agreements and contracts
  • The overall picture of the MGA Chapter 4, Section 3: RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS RELATED TO BACKGROUND AND RESULTS
  • The concept of Open Science
By Liisa Ewart - Legal & Financial NCP, Finland - Senior Legal Counsel, Tekes | | English
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NCP network- project

Communication matters from day one Trends for HORIZON 2020 projects

  • Why communication is important?
  • Article 38.1, the contractual aspects and what is expected from the beneficiaries o What the EC does in terms of communication o What can be done to help H2020 projects
By Alexandra RUETE - Communication Officer DG Research & Innovation | | English
H2020 area
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NCP network- project

Advising the client ranging from the check of the project idea to the proposal check - Experiences and helpful tools

Advising the client ranging from the check of the project idea to the proposal check - Experiences and helpful tools

By Astrid Hoebertz - FFG | | English
H2020 area
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Target audience
NCP network- project

Report on the status of International Cooperation

Report on the status of International Cooperation incl. Potential bottlenecks/good practices and list of ENP East/South participating in NCPs CaRE activities

By NCPs CaRE staff | | English
H2020 area
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NCP network- project

Newcomers Welcome Package

Welcome Package for newly appointed MSCA NCPs. It will consist of different online learning materials and tools, e.g. a general overview on the MSCA, a practical guide, online quizzes

By AMEUP | | English
H2020 area
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Target audience
NCP network- project

Best practice in Project Officer – NCP interactions

This workshop looked at best practices of how Project Officers should engage with NCPs to assist potential Horizon 2020 clients, and how the information should flow back to potential applicants. (8 ppt presentations: best practices)

By NCP Academy staff | | English
H2020 area
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Target audience
NCP network- project

Webinar Best Practice

This webinar gives All NCPs the necessary tips, tools and tactics you need, to ensure a successful webinar debut. The format of the presentation was very HOW-TO oriented. Webpage with links to webinar recordings.

By NCP Academy staff | | English
H2020 area
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Target audience
NCP network- project

Performance Monitoring of HORIZON 2020

This Meet & Exchange workshop gave an overview on performance monitoring practises of Horizon 2020 discussing links to the work of National Contact Points. (5ppt presentations + experience report)

By NCP Academy staff | | English
H2020 area
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Target audience
NCP network- project

NCP_WIDE.NET NCP Tools and Techniques

This document supports National Contact Points in structuring and improving their service portfolio based on common standards and good practice shared by NCPs. It is a collection of techniques and a source of inspiration for Horizon 2020

National Contact Points for the Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation programme, and, by extension, to NCPs for other programmes.

By NCP WIDE_NET staff | | English
H2020 area
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Target audience
NCP network- project

Legal and Financial Issues in Horizon 2020 Art. 185 and Art. 187

The main aim of this training was to:

  • Present the H2020 related programmes, in particular Arts 185 and 187;
  • Identify main deviations from H2020 Rules for Participation;
  • Exchange knowledge, experiences and “lessons learnt” on related programmes among experienced NCPs;
  • Discuss major hurdles of these deviations from the beneficiary perspective and identify potential improvements.
By NCP Academy staff | | English
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Target audience
NCP network- project

Quality standards and good practices

“Is it possible to measure in a sound and impartial way efforts of NCP experts and set common Key Performance Indicators to compare these efforts across different NCP systems?“

The workshop encouraged good practice exchange and WP3 partners shared and discussed the findings about NCP systems. Partners of NCP Academy were supported during the event with professional support of an external expert on KPIs. (5 ppt presentations)

By NCP Academy staff | | English
H2020 area
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NCP network- project

NCP workshop for Tunisian NCPs

The NCP Academy provided training to the Tunisian NCPs on:

  • NCP Networks – Challenges and Opportunities
  • Finding the right information and the right people: Tricks and Tips
  • Rules for Participation
  • Working in collaborative projects
  • Understanding the evaluation process
  • Budgeting your proposal
By Ella BOUQUET – MENESR / Clément EVROUX – MENESR | | French
H2020 area
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Target audience
NCP network- project

Open Science Training for National Contact Points: Good Practices

Link to webinar recording: Good practices: What is the Open Data Pilot? What is required from signatories?

By Joy Davidson - Digital Curation Center, UK | | English
H2020 area
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Target audience
NCP network- project

Open Science Training for National Contact Points: Economic Issues

Link to webinar recording: Economic issues: Costs, benefits, time costs, eligibility of expenses, Hybrid Journals, and “double dipping”?

By Ivo Grigorov - Technical University of Denmark - Gwen Franck, eIFL | | English
H2020 area
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NCP network- project

Open Science Training for National Contact Points: Understanding Open Access

Link to webinar recording: Understanding Open Access: What is OA, how does it fit into EC’s “Open Science, Open Innovation, Open to the World” and RRI Agendas?

By Ivo Grigorov - Technical University of Denmark | | English
H2020 area
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Target audience
NCP network- project