BESTPRAC-EARMA virtual meeting | November 2020

BESTPRAC-EARMA Virtual Meeting

November 25-26, 2020 | Zoom platform

The first joint BESTPRAC-EARMA meeting was held from November 25-26, 2020 on the Zoom platform. The event was sponsored by Nature Research.

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 the first step in a mutually agreed pilot of one year.


DateidownloadFinal Programme

The event programme was tailored according to the needs of BESTPRAC members, as indicated by the answers to the survey sent out in September. The meeting included a variety of speakers, from our valuable BESTPRAC community, external speakers like the European Commission and Sean McCarthy from Hyperion, to RMAs who we are just starting to collaborate with and who can complement our knowledge base.


DateidownloadAll presentations

For people unable to download the .rar file, or who are interested in a particular presentation, you can find individual presentations below:

Day 1

DateidownloadThe legal challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic on the administrative management and EU funded projects at ZRC SAZU, Martina Jug and Tina Mihelic, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), Slovenia

DateidownloadThe financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on implementation of EU funded projects, Dr. Wolfram Reineck, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria

DateidownloadGetting Ready for Horizon Europe, Dr. Seán McCarthy, Hyperion Ltd.

DateidownloadEstablishing and formalizing data management, Anja Mertinkat, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Austria

DateidownloadBuilding RDM Communities at the VU Amsterdam, Lena Karvovskaya, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands

DateidownloadResponsible Research and Innovation from the eyes of an Evaluator, Pierantonios Papazoglou, Climate and Atmosphere Research Center (CARE-C), The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus

DateidownloadA Push for more Gender Equality in Horizon Europe: a role for RMAs?, Elke Dall, Centre for Social Innovation, Austria

Day 2

DateidownloadNovelties in Horizon Europe – Potential implications for financial management for beneficiaries, Per Inge Andresen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

DateidownloadManaging a mixed portfolio of H2020 and HEU projects, Per Inge Andresen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

DateidownloadAudit procedures in Horizon Europe, Vanessa Ravagni, University of Trento, Italy

DateidownloadHorizon Europe – main changes compared to Horizon 2020, Peter Härtwich, European Commission, DG RTD

DateidownloadWidening and ERA in Horizon Europe, Stijn Delauré and Stefan Weiers, European Commission, DG RTD

DateidownloadEU Support Team at Ghent University, Dr. Dirk De Craemer, Ghent University, Belgium

DateidownloadCentre for EU projects at University of Rijeka, Natasa Jakominic Marot, University of Rijeka, Croatia

DateidownloadResearch Support at Fraunhofer ISE, Sandrin Saile, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany

DateidownloadWho are the Professionals at the Interface of Science?, Cristina Oliveira, NOVA FCSH, Portugal and Margarida Trindade, ITQB NOVA, Portugal


Since this was the first joint BESTPRAC-EARMA meeting and BESTPRAC’s first virtual meeting, 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)

EmailAndjela Pepic, University of Banja luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
EmailMaja Skocanic, University of Rijeka, Croatia