13.06.2016 - 17.06.2016 | Vienna, Austria

IncoNet EaP Summer School 'Energy Efficiency. International Project Management – from Theory to Practice.'

From the generation of the first project ideas to the successful implementation of projects in intercultural and multidisciplinary teams, the work of researchers and project managers involves a wide range of challenges. IncoNet EaP organised a summer school for young researchers and project managers from the Eastern Partnership Countries, EU Member States and Associated Countries active in the field of 'energy efficiency'. The aim of the training was to learn more about project management processes in international scientific projects particularly related to Horizon 2020 as well as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions to support mobility.

Course aim

In a nutshell, the IncoNet EaP Summer School offered tips on:

  • finding information on Horizon 2020 funding
  • preparing successful Horizon 2020 project proposals
  • managing projects with international research teams

The main objectives of the summer school were to provide the participants an insight into:

  • the aims, structure and participation rules of Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation;
  • the policy objectives, trends and instruments of international RTDI cooperation;
  • how project cycle management works;
  • how projects are planned;
  • how a project should be designed;
  • how project proposals are evaluated;
  • project management processes and tools;
  • dissemination and capitalisation of results including ethical issues.

Date and location

13-17 June 2016 in Vienna, Austria

Target group

Early-stage researchers and research project managers from EaP Countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) EU Member States and Associated Countries (for a list of associated countries under Horizon 2020 please visit this link). They were expected to be well embedded in stable research teams of institutions in their own countries and interested in EaP-EU/AC research cooperation as well as willing to develop their ability in managing projects and cooperating within projects funded by the Horizon 2020 and other research programmes open for EaP-EU/AC research cooperation.

Early-stage researchers and research project managers active in the field of 'energy efficiency' interested in participating in Horizon 2020 in the pillars of 'excellent science' (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions) and 'societal challenges' (Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy) were invited to apply for the summer school.

Application and deadline

Deadline for application was 21 April 2016.


Participation in the summer school was free of charge. Travel and accommodation costs were covered by the organisers.

Contact for further information

Carmen Heidenwolf
Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI)
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Vienna/Austria


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