EU Project Administration Training Day

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In order to improve communication and facilitate project administration across the LA³NET project the EU Project T.E.A.M. organized a full day training event on European-funded project administration last Friday at the University of Liverpool. The work of the T.E.A.M. had been recognized as European ‘success story’ by the European Commission and had been showcased via various events and so the time was ripe to share best practice with partner organisations at this invitation-only event. The topics of training covered the following areas:

  • Project audits from an auditor's perspective
  • Project management and reporting from FP7 to Horizon 2020
  • Experiences from FP7
  • Best practice in ITN coordination

As well as ensuring the smooth running of the project through to the final reporting it is expected that bringing administration representatives together in this way will provide an excellent basis for future initiatives. Professor Carsten P. Welsch, head of Liverpool’s Accelerator Physics Group declared the event a great success saying, 'The delegates clearly engaged with the speakers and the discussions were highly productive. The next step is to build on this to create a sustainable network of administrators as a forum for optimising processes in the same way that scientific communities function.' In addition to Carsten, both Rob Ashworth and Samina Faisal made presentations at the event.