Horizon Europe courses

We have the right course for you, whether you are a researcher or an EU adviser at a university, institute or university college, or work in industry or the public sector.

The course portfolio includes an introductory course to Horizon Europe, a strategy development course, a course in how to devise good project proposals, a course in project management and financial aspects, and courses in special topics such as innovation management, impact and exploitation, and open access. The courses are based on a combination of presentations, examples and practical group exercises.

Our courses are mostly webinars via Zoom, but you can attend some. For webinars, a link to login and the course material will be sent to registered course participants a few days before the course starts.

Courses are free of charge and open to everyone, but we charge a fee of NOK 1,000 for registered participants who fail to attend.

The courses are divided into five categories and cover three knowledge levels

  • level 1 (beginner)
  • level 2 (intermediate)
  • level 3 (advanced)

Find a more detailed description of the courses by clicking the links below

We can also tailor courses and guidance as needed. Contact special adviser Inger Nordgard for more information. (See the contact information in the right-hand margin on desktop browsers and further down the page if you’re reading this on a mobile device).

Horizon Europe - overview

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Introduction to Horizon Europe (1 day) – Level 1/2

The course provides an introduction to Horizon Europe, the EU’s ninth framework programme:

  • The programme's structure and content will be reviewed, and the new Horizon Europe initiatives will be explained (missions, clusters, new forms of partnerships, InvestEU etc.)
  • How do you read the work programmes?
  • What changes does this entail for application writing and project management in relation to Horizon 2020?

The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

See the dates for this course and sign up: Introduction to Horizon Europe.

Guide to EU-funding 2021–2027 (individual e-learning) - Level 1

Learn how to find an EU grant/call for proposal that is right for you – how to develop an EU funding strategy – what you need to succeed in securing funding, and, last, but not least, how to put together a good project proposal. This is an individual e-learning course that takes a couple of hours to complete.
The e-learning course is in English.

This course will be set up at a later date.

Getting ready for Horizon Europe (1 day) – Level 2/3

This course has been put together to help managers, senior EU advisers and researchers to draw up strategic plans for Horizon Europe. The course provides an insight into the policies, strategies and ideas behind Horizon Europe and also gives an overview of the programme’s structure and content. The course is not open to participants from private consultancy firms.

The course is in English, and the course leader is Dr Sean McCarthy, Hyperion.

This course will be set up at a later date.

Project development

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EU R&I Proposal Writing: the first steps (1 day) – Level 1

The course provides an insight into what characterises a successful research and innovation project in the EU, what must be done in the preparation phase and explains the individual parties’ responsibilities and tasks in the project. We will discuss how to build a good consortium, the different steps of the application writing process and the best way to manage an application process until a final project proposal has been submitted. The course concludes with a practical exercise.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

See the dates for this course and sign up: EU R&I Proposal Writing: the first steps.

Horizon Europe Proposal Writing Focus: Impact (2 days) – Level 2

The course provides an introduction to project development in Horizon Europe (work programme, topics and calls for proposals, application process, what characterises Horizon Europe applications, the different project types, and how to prepare for the application process). During the course, we will review the application process from idea to finished project proposal, and you will put theory into practice through a practical exercise.

On the second day of the course, we will focus on how best to describe the project’s expected impact, innovation and exploitation of project results, and how to tailor an effective Dissemination and Communication Plan to ensure that the project has the best possible impact.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

See the dates for this course and sign up: Horizon Europe Proposal Writing Focus: Impact (2 days).

Horizon Europe Proposal Writing: Impact (1 day) – Level 3

This course covers the same thematic areas as day 2 of the course Horizon Europe Proposal Writing Focus: Impact (2 days) – Level 2, but at a deeper, more advanced level.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

This course will be set up at a later date.

Horizon Europe Project Development 1 – Level 1

The course provides a brief introduction to Horizon Europe, its policy basis and important objectives. We will discuss what’s new compared to Horizon 2020. Important initiatives such as missions, clusters and partnerships will be reviewed, as well as the importance of the project’s impact. We will look at practical examples from previous Horizon 2020 applications that Norwegian research groups have participated in.

The course is in Norwegian, with English course material. The course is split into five sessions of 1 1/2 hours each, Monday to Friday in the same week.

This course will be set up at a later date.

Project management

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Research and Innovation Project Management: the first steps (1 day) – Level 1

The course provides an introduction to the life cycle of an EU project; how to get the project started, and reporting and management during the project period. We will review the Funding and Tenders Portal, and you will receive valuable tips about good ways of spreading information about the project and project results throughout the project period. The course also entails a practical project management exercise where we discuss how to best handle difficult situations that may arise in a project.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

See the dates for this course and sign up: R&I Project Management: the first steps.

Project Management and Reporting in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe (1 day) – Level 2

This course provides an introduction to your legal obligations as a participant in an EU project, and gives some tips on project management routines and tools for coordinators. We will also discuss periodic reporting and final reporting in a project, including both technical and financial aspects. We will also address some common mistakes in financial reporting in projects.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

See the dates for this course and sign up: Project Management and Reporting in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.

Grant Agreement preparation and the Consortium Agreement in Horizon Europe (1 day) – Level 2

The course provides a step-by-step introduction to preparing a Grant Agreement. It also covers other formal and informal agreements between project partners, such as how to handle confidential information, the parties’ obligations, and different ways of handling intellectual property (IP). We will review how to draw up a good consortium agreement based on the frequently used DESCA template, and give you some examples of consortium agreements for different types of projects. The course concludes with a review of some practical examples of challenging situations that may arise in a project, and of how a good consortium agreement can help to resolve problems and prevent such situations from arising.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

See the dates for this course and sign up: Grant Agreement, Consortium Agreement and other legal documents in Horizon Europe.

Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe Project Management and Finance (2 days) – Level 3

The course begins with a review of how a good consortium agreement can be an excellent tool for project managers. We continue with an overview of Horizon Europe’s financial rules, and the most important changes from Horizon 2020. We will also do a practical exercise in cost calculation.

For the majority of the course, we will focus on continuous reporting, periodic reporting and final reporting in a project, as well as review meetings and what’s different from Horizon 2020. We will also discuss IP, exploitation of project results, innovation management, open access and data management. The course concludes with an overview of the project partners’ obligations once the project has concluded, which is more important in Horizon Europe than in the previous framework programmes.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

See the dates for this course and sign up: Project Management in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.

Finances and budgeting

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Budgeting in Horizon Europe (1 day) – Level 1

This course is an introduction to financing and budgeting in Horizon Europe and will provide an overview of the basic principles of EU financing in research and innovation projects. We will explain how budgeting in Horizon Europe is different from Horizon 2020 and teach you how to draw up a good resource plan with pertaining budget. The course concludes with a practical workshop where you learn how to set up a budget and calculate costs for a hypothetical project.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

See the dates for this course and sign up: Budgeting in Horizon Europe.

Financial Rules of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe (1 day) – Level 2

This course gives you a detailed overview of the financial rules in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, and we will review eligible and non-eligible costs. We will talk about different ways of calculating personnel costs, and which other approved costs can be included and how to calculate them (e.g. travel expenses, equipment and internally invoiced costs). At the end of the course we will explain how to carry out a project audit.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

See the dates for this course and sign up: Financial Rules of H2020 and HEU (1-day).

Financial rules of H2020 and Horizon Europe (2 days) – Level 2

This course gives you a detailed overview of the financial rules in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, and we will review eligible and non-eligible costs. We will talk about different ways of calculating personnel costs, and which other approved costs can be included and how to calculate them (e.g. travel expenses, equipment and internally invoiced costs). At the end of the course we will explain how to carry out a project audit.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

See the dates for this course and sign up: Financial rules of H2020 and Horizon Europe (2-days).

Financial rules of H2020 and Horizon Europe (3 days) – Level 2/3

This is the ultimate course for those who are interested in a complete and detailed overview of all financial aspects of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, from budgeting and reporting of costs to project audits under the auspices of the European Commission. The course gives you an introduction to Horizon 2020’s financial rules from the basics to the most complex problems. There will also be a workshop where the participants are given a package comprising timesheets, payslips, invoices, contracts and other material for a virtual Horizon 2020 project. The participants must then calculate eligible costs and submit a financial statement.

We will also discuss how to handle financial issues in the project reports, including nonconformities, errors and other bottlenecks, and provide an overview of project audits, procedures, **their purpose and potential risks. The course concludes with a workshop on project audits. The participants get to be project auditors for a day, and will perform an audit of financial statements and complete documentation of an EU project.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

This course will be set up at a later date.

Horizon Europe Finances linked with Consultancy (1-3 days) – Level 3

This course is offered to universities, institutes and companies who want a course tailored to their needs. The course comprises different modules, and participants can choose either a one-day course combined with a two days of consultancy services/simulated audit, or a two-day course combined with one day of consultancy services/simulated audit. See the course agenda for suggested structures, and contact the Research Council to have a course tailored to your organisation’s needs.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

This course will be set up at a later date.

Financial Rules of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe (5 short webinars) – Level 2

This course is run from 9:00–11:00 on Monday–Friday for a week, and comprises five parts of 90+30 minutes each.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

See the dates for this course and sign up: Financial Rules of H2020 and HEU (5 days).

Financial rules of EU projects (e-learning– approx. 2 hours) – Level 1

This e-learning course gives you an introduction to the funding of EU projects, from the basic financial rules to how to develop a good budget. We also review the formal requirements and requirements for financial follow-up during a project.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

This course will be set up at a later date.

Special courses

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Innovation in EU R&I Projects (1 day) – Level 2

This course helps you to understand the role innovation plays in Horizon Europe. We use practical examples to show you how to work on innovation in your project applications. You will learn how to develop a good innovation management structure and how to describe tasks, project deliveries and budgeting in a project proposal. We will also review different ways of exploiting project results, both commercially and in other ways, and will discuss intellectual property (IP). The course also gives you some tips and hints on good innovation management in ongoing projects and some practical examples of good and bad innovation management.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

See the dates for this course and sign up: Introduction to Horizon Europe.

Impact and Exploitation – the business-oriented approach (2 x 0.5 days) – Level 3

This course focuses on two important elements in Horizon Europe: Impact and Exploitation. You will learn how best to highlight and describe the impact of both research and innovation projects (RIA) and innovation projects (IA). We will show you different tools for this, for example the lean canvas method. We will also review different ways of exploiting project results, both commercially and in other ways, and will discuss intellectual property (IP).

Under Horizon Europe, there is a requirement that the project results must be exploited after the project has concluded. This is different from Horizon 2020, which only required an exploitation plan once the project had concluded. We will therefore review these requirements and show different ways of exploiting project results once the project has ended.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

See the dates for this course and sign up: Impact and Exploitation - the business-oriented approach (2x0,5 days).

Dissemination and Open Access in Horizon Europe (1 day) – Level 2

This course teaches you good ways of spreading information about the project and project results to important external target groups. We will show you different ways of analysing your target groups, how to build a good brand and how to attract the interest of your target groups and other stakeholders. The course also covers open access in EU projects. We conclude the course with a workshop where the project participants devise a strategy for information dissemination and a plan for data management in a hypothetical project.
The course is in English, and the course leader is Europa Media.

See the dates for this course and sign up: Dissemination and Open Access in HEU.