FOCUS GROUP TRAINING ON ICT
The 5th Focused Group Training covered key issues in the full proposal development cycle in H2020 ICT calls starting from introduction to the open call topics, familiarisation with key documents and online platforms under H2020 ICT calls, awareness on networking events and who are the key actors in H2020 ICT, including successful applicants and project implementers. Finally, special focus was given on how to write each of the three sections of the grant application form. The training was concluded with a hands-on practice session where the participant had to select a topic that they wish to get involved from pre-selected ones according to their needs and expectations (e.g. formulating a proposal idea for a specific ICT call, preparing an action plan for identifying and engaging key players in the ICT Area, preparing a pitching email for joining promising consortia, dealing with specific sections in the grant application template, etc.