Webinar: Decoding Horizon Europe lump sum model – Expert Insights

Live Webinar on 8 May 11:00 (CEST)

Decoding Horizon Europe lump sum model

We welcome you to join our one-hour webinar focused on the key features of the lump sum model in Horizon Europe. The webinar will provide budget planning and work package design practices, as well as offer suggestions on how to implement and monitor lump sum projects.

If you have been scrolling through the Horizon Europe calls for proposals recently, you may have noticed that more and more of them have lump sum instead of action grant budget-based as the type of funding. The shift is visible, and the Programme will be going towards lump sum calls more and more in the future.

One key phrase from the lump sum model grant agreement, “The grant is an action grant which takes the form of a lump sum grant for the completion of work packages”, significantly impacts both the preparation and implementation of proposals.” This one-hour webinar will introduce the key features of the lump sum model in Horizon Europe, provide budget planning and work package design practices, as well as offer suggestions on how to implement and monitor lump sum projects.

The free webinar is presented by EMDESK in cooperation with Europa Media Trainings.

Time: 11:00 – 12:00 CEST (followed by 30 min Q&A)

Reserve Your Spot

If you can’t make it to the webinar, you can still register now and we will send you the recording.

If you have a colleague or contact who may be interested, please let them know (share on LinkedIn or Twitter).

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us. We are always listening and happy to help.

EARTO Annual Conference 2024

The EARTO Annual Conference will be kindly hosted by EARTO Member Łukasiewicz Research Network and will be held on 15-16 May 2024 in Warsaw, Poland. The conference’s programme focuses on “Role of European RTOs in Supporting EU Open Strategic Autonomy” and will feature high-level speakers from the European Commission, as well as members of EARTO and high-level representatives of RTOs from all over the globe.

At the conference, LEI director Dr. Sigitas Rimkevičius will participate in the panel discussion “Diffusion of competences and development of RTO capacities throughout Europe”

For more: https://www.earto-annual-conference.eu/
speakers: https://www.earto-annual-conference.eu/speakers/

Urban Lunch Talk #26 – Envisioning a Sustainable Future: PEDs and Climate-Neutral Cities

Europe aims to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Huge efforts on many levels are needed to achieve this goal, and one thing we know: cities will play a crucial role in this endeavour. The European Mission on Climate-neutral and Smart Cities strives for more than 100 frontrunner cities to reach this goal already by 2030. Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) are important building blocks for the climate-neutral city, as the PED concept focuses on neighbourhood-level solutions for optimised energy efficiency, renewable energy generation, and engages local communities to share and trade energy.

But what exactly defines a Positive Energy District, and how do its strategies relate to climate-neutral neighbourhoods? Why is it interesting to focus on the district level, and how do PEDs contribute to a just transition?

This Urban Lunch Talk will address these questions and explore the intricate intersection of climate-neutrality, PEDs, and the broader vision of sustainable, liveable cities. Together, we will explore the relevance of PEDs in accelerating the transition to climate-neutral cities and discuss ways to support their implementation.


• Hanne Mangelschots, Civil engineer-architect, Architecture Workroom Brussels & Researcher at UGent
• Simon Schneider, Researcher at University of Applied Sciences Vienna
• Anneloes van Noordt, Researcher at the Department of Environment and Spatial Development of Flanders
• Christoph Gollner, Transition Pathway coordinator, Driving Urban Transitions Partnership


• Jennifer Wendelius, Communications Officer, Driving Urban Transitions Partnership



EIT Manufacturing MatchMaking Event 2024

Bringing together the brightest minds in manufacturing for two days of collaboration, networking, & innovation.

Join us online for the MatchMaking Event 2024 if you have a challenge you wish to solve or an idea you wish to bring to life. The event will bring together the EIT Manufacturing community from across Europe, with the primary goal to lay the foundations for potential partnerships for the EIT Manufacturing Call for Proposals 2025.

Informative plenary sessions

Get to know the EIT Manufacturing Call for Proposals 2025 in detail in plenary sessions. You will learn about call topics, requirements and timelines. The Call will be officially opened on 30 April 2024.

1:1 meetings

Use the opportunity to schedule individual 1:1 meetings with other participants directly here on the platform! The booking phase starts on 1 April 00:00 CEST.

We look forward to making innovation happen with you!

More information on the Call for Proposals, will be soon shared on EIT Manufacturing website and a dedicated sphere on AGORA, our social innovation network.

REGISTRATION open until 30 April 2024.

#EULife24 Info Days

During these special Info Days on the LIFE 2024 Calls for projects, we will explore how to prepare an application and what makes an excellent proposal.

#EULife24 Info Days

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) invites you to a series of virtual information sessions on the LIFE 2024 Calls for proposals

from 23 to 26 April. The programme and all useful information can be found here.

These live sessions will guide potential applicants through the new Calls for proposals, the priority topics for 2024, and the four LIFE sub-programmes:

More detailed information on the LIFE Programme is available on the CINEA Website.

All LIFE Calls for proposals 2024 are expected to be published on the Funding & tender opportunities portal on 18 April 2024.

Recordings of these sessions will be made available on the LIFE YouTube channel soon after the event.

Register here

Book your seat, 1 week left to register, registration will end on Tuesday 23 April 2024, 09:00 (CEST)

Webinar on Personnel Unit Costs in Horizon Europe

Starting in May 2024, you will have a much simpler option for claiming personnel costs for the personnel working in Horizon Europe projects. It will be a unit cost with a daily rate defined at the level of each beneficiary.

We would like to tell you more about this new option and invite you to a

Webinar on Personnel Unit Costs in Horizon Europe

16 April 2024

14:30 to 16:00 (CEST)

Please find the details on the event page, including a link to join the webinar.

Personnel unit costs provide a simpler and less error-prone way to declare personnel costs in Horizon Europe projects. The webinar will explain how this works in practice and answer any questions you might have.

If you are interested but cannot join the webinar, more information on personnel unit costs is available on the Funding & Tenders Portal.


Kind regards,
European Commission
DG Research & Innovation
Common Implementation Centre

Navigating the Research Management Landscape: Insights from Europe

European Research and Innovation Days

European Research and Innovation (R&I) Days 2024

The European Commission’s annual flagship research and innovation event brings together policymakers, researchers, stakeholders, and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond through key policy debates, funding and networking opportunities, and dedicated workshops.

This fifth edition will take place during the European Research and Innovation Week on 20 and 21 March 2024, both in Tour and Taxis (Brussels) and online, allowing everyone to get involved from anywhere.

This year’s EU R&I Days will give you the opportunity to debate how we can make Europe greener, fairer and more competitive under a common narrative: a 40-years journey through the Research and Innovation Framework Programmes.

It’s your chance to discover successful EU-funded research and innovation projects, experience their impact on our society and debate the importance of continued investment in research and innovation.

Join us to discuss and shape the future of research and innovation.

Stay tuned for more news by following us on Twitter @EUScienceInnov and @HorizonEU and join the conversation on #RiDaysEU.

Registration will open soon.

NTNU European Conference 2024

European Conference – Invitation with speakers

The 8th edition of the NTNU European Conference is approaching!

Save the date for the 17th and 18th of April.

In this year’s edition we will focus our attention on the mid-term assessment of Horizon Europe, while also using the occasion to brainstorm around the possible shaping and priorities for the upcoming FP10, giving attention also to key strategic areas for Europe, such as Energy, Health, and Oceans during the conference parallel sessions.

With this invitation we would like to announce that registrations are now open.

The draft programme is now available, and we are very happy to announce the first batch of confirmed speakers. Pay attention to our social media platforms and the conference website for future updates in the weeks to come!

The conference will also be streamed for those unable to participate physically in Brussels.

Register now to secure your spot!

Register here!

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European Conference – Invitation with speakers

Exhibition of renewable energy sources KEY ENERGY 2024

Dates: 28th February – 1st March 2024
Location: Rimini, Italy
Official website: https://en.keyenergy.it/

Thematic sectors:
⚡️Photovoltaic technology and storage;
⚡️Onshore and offshore wind farms;
⚡️Production and storage of hydrogen;
⚡️Optimize consumption and reduce carbon;
⚡️Electric and sustainable mobility;
⚡️Transformation of a smart city.

Inha Hulianska | International Business Department
e-mail: inha.hulianska@expoconnect.me
m.p. + 380 98 638 89 54