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How to write an anonymous project proposal for "blind evaluation"?


With the Horizon Europe work programme 2023/24, the European Commission has launched the pilot for blind evaluations, based on the provisions of the Horizon Europe Regulation.

In all two-stage application procedures in 2023/24 calls for proposals in Clusters 1, 4 and 6,  the pre-proposal (stage 1) must be submitted anonymously so that the identiy of the applicants is not disclosed to the evaluators.

More information can be found in the online event here


Lump sum projects in Horizon Europe and new EC videos


The European Commission has published two short videos explaining how lump sum funding works in Horizon Europe. The videos have been produced primarily for project evaluators, but are also useful for applicants preparing proposals. The first video introduces the...

New Dashboard Simplifies Evaluation of Lump Sum Proposals in Horizon Europe Grants


A new dashboard has been launched last week to assist experts in evaluating lump sum proposals for Horizon Europe grants. Focusing on personnel costs, the dashboard provides objective benchmarks for assessing the reasonability of budgets. By comparing proposed costs with...

Synergies: Czech Republic at the forefront of the new RIMA network and first experience with transfer


Last week the Commission, together with Member States Authorities responsible for R&I and cohesion policy programmes launched a new network on synergies under the ERA Forum. This group should become an irresistible place for exchange about how to combine in a more powerful...

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