Need help with your Horizon 2020 application? Read on!

By EASL EU Public Affairs May 17,2016

At times, Horizon 2020 can be quite difficult to navigate, especially for newcomers to the EU research funding programme.

National Contact Points (NCPs) can be of great help in this respect. NCPs are national structures, financed and established by the governments of the 28 EU member states and the countries associated to Horizon 2020. They are mandated by the European Commission to provide potential applicants (researchers and organisations alike) guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon 2020.

Specifically, all NCPs are required to provide;

  1. information on latest funding opportunities in Horizon 2020
  2. guidance on choosing relevant topics and types of action 2) advice on administrative procedures and contractual issues
  3. training on and assistance with proposal writing
  4. relevant documentation (guidelines, manuals, forms, etc.)
  5. assistance in partner search. Above and beyond these basic responsibilities, the type and level of NCP services may differ from one country to another. NCPs provide their services free of charge and in the interested party’s own language.

If you wish to find out more about how your country’s NCP can help you, find their contact details here.

If you need any help identifying the relevant contact person within your NCP, please contact Laura Capitaine, EASL’s Science and Research Policy Officer (laura.capitaine@easloffice.eu).