EU Project Administration Training Day

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The EU Project T.E.A.M. from the QUASAR Group at the University of Liverpool, based at the Cockcroft Institute, organized a full day training event on European-funded project administration for institutions from across Europe last Friday. 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 and interested external representatives from other disciplines and institutes. 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

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.' QUASARs Rob Ashworth and Samina Faisal also both made presentations at the event.