BESTPRAC-EARMA virtual meeting | January 2022

BESTPRAC-EARMA Virtual Meeting

January 24-25, 2022 | Zoom platform

The third joint BESTPRAC-EARMA meeting was held from January 24-25, 2022 on the Zoom platform.

Many thanks to all our speakers, moderators and meeting coordinators for making this unique event a success!


Although the COST targeted network officially ended in October 2019, the former BESTPRAC Core Group has remained active and working hard to find solutions to keep the network activities alive beyond COST’s financial support.

As one of BESTPRAC’s sustainability initiatives, we have been working on exploring the possibilities of a joint future with EARMA and this event was organised as part of a mutually agreed pilot of one year.


DateidownloadFinal Programme

The event programme was tailored according to the needs of BESTPRAC members and comprised of a combination of plenary sessions and Working group parallel sessions, as we followed the format of former BESTPRAC meetings. The meeting included a variety of speakers, from our valuable BESTPRAC community, external speakers like the European Commission and Sean McCarthy from Hyperion, to researchers and RMAs who we are just starting to collaborate with and who can complement our knowledge base.


The recordings of the sessions are available on BESTPRAC’s YouTube channel.


Plenary sessions

DateidownloadStrategic Networking at a European Level, Seán McCarthy, Hyperion Ltd.

DateidownloadMissions in Horizon Europe, Neville Reeve, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

DateidownloadHorizon Europe Model Grant Agreement – a guided tour, Martin Baumgartner, FFG Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Austria

Working Group 1 presentations

How to support researchers writing their key impact pathways, Anna Raask, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

DateidownloadOpen Science: First experiences with Open Research Europe, Daniel Spichtinger, self-employed, Austria

DateidownloadHR excellence in research, Diana Pustuła, University of Warsaw, Poland

DateidownloadHorizon Dashboard Discovery Tour, Ioana-Andreea Vlad, DG R&I, European Commission

DateidownloadThe gender aspects in Horizon Europe proposals: how to include them?, Laura Damiano, University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands

DateidownloadDOs and DON’Ts of successful consortium building: How can RMAs provide the best support in setting up consortia, Virág Zsár, HETFA Research Institute, Hungary

Working Group 2 presentations

DateidownloadFinancial rules in Horizon Europe: what changes from H2020?, Elena Ioannidou, The Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics, Cyprus

DateidownloadPersonnel cost: avoiding errors in declaring personnel costs in Horizon Europe, Vanessa Ravagni and Mirella Collini, University of Trento, Italy

DateidownloadInternal invoicing in Horizon Europe, Sara Van der Gucht, Ghent University, Belgium

DateidownloadUnit costs in Horizon Europe, Per Inge Andresen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

DateidownloadLump sum funded project, Per Inge Andresen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

DateidownloadManaging a COST Action: the strategies of a grant holder, Andri Charalambous, Climate and Atmosphere Research Centre (CARE-C), The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus

Working group 3 presentations

DateidownloadDESCA for Horizon Europe, Miriam Ryan, Maynooth University, Ireland

DateidownloadHorizon Europe association process: updates from the country’s association, Nataša Jakominić Marot, University of Rijeka, Croatia

DateidownloadTechnology commercialization of applicative research results protected by IP rights. Case study for EELISA UNFOLDS project, Alexandru Marin, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania

DateidownloadData Management plan and compliance with GDPR, Lorenzo Mannella, University of Bologna, Italy

DateidownloadOpen Access: bottom-up strategies to develop an institutional policy, Cátia Teles e Marques, NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Portugal

DateidownloadNew challenges in a Technology Transfer Office, Jure Vindišar, National Institute of Biology, Slovenia


We would appreciate if you took a couple of minutes of your time to fill out a short evaluation survey letting us know what you thought of the meeting. Your feedback will help us evaluate what the positive sides of this meeting were and which aspects could be improved.

Contact details (Meeting co-organisers from BESTPRAC)

EmailCristina Oliveira, NOVA University of Lisbon – School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH), Portugal and
EmailValerian Croitorescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania