2 Days Training Course


Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation Strategies in E.C. Funded Research Projects

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This is a 1.5-day training course on dissemination, communication and exploitation for Horizon Europe proposals. It addresses all key aspects of the “Impact” section, from the theoretical, regulatory and contractual issues to the design of successful communication, dissemination and exploitation measures put in place in order to reach maximum impact once the project has been funded.  

​The course contains both theoretical and practical approaches and step-by-step guidance along with tips and hints for participants, and it is designed to improve the skills necessary of those involved in communication and exploitation of European-funded projects.

​The content of the course is developed to assist participants in planning successful communication and dissemination campaigns with increased impact; it also aims to help participants become more familiar with the operational tools and the best engagement practices for a strong presence in social media and to provide them with all necessary skills for developing successful Dissemination, Communication & Exploitation Plans (DCEP) for their projects as requested by the European Commission (EC). At the end of the course, participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills in 2 hands-on workshops and ask questions, while the session will also offer valuable insights into how proposals are evaluated by the EC.

Participants of the training will learn: 

  • The communication obligations and all Contractual requirements of EU funded projects

  • How to best raise awareness for research activities and outcomes

  • How to develop & include a strong communication strategy in a project proposal

  • How to handle open access requirements

  • How to approach different audiences adequately

  • How and when to use social media

  • How to maximise project impact

  • How to draft a winning Impact section during the proposal stage

Course’s Benefits & Outcomes: 

  • Improve the Impact section of your proposal

  • Increase your project’s impact and reach

  • Understand the importance of communications in research

  • Ensure you meet the EC’s contractual obligations regarding communication & dissemination

  • Improve your dissemination model & implement successful campaigns

  • Raise the public awareness of your research activities

  • Optimally manage confidential information

  • Benefit from practical workshops and exercises

  • Receive tangible and actionable advice on your individual questions

  • Network and exchange experience with peers and possible partners from across EU

  • Project Managers
    Projects Administrators
    Account Managers
  • Project Coordinators
    Directors of Research
    Researchers & Professors
    Policy Advisors
  • From:
  • International and European Organisations
    European Agencies
    European and National Associations
    Public and Private Beneficiaries of EU Funds
    Coordinating Bodies
    National and Regional Public Authorities
    City Councils, Regional and Local Governments
    Regional Development Agencies
    National and Regional Ministries
    National and Regional Subordinate Bodies
    Research & Technology Centres
    Public and Private Research Institutes
    Higher Education Institutions & Universities
    Spin-off Companies
    Clusters and Innovation Centres
    Private Companies of all Sectors
    Associations, Foundations, Non for Profit and NGOs
    Consultants specialised in the field of EU Funding
    Business Development Agencies
    Advisory Companies serving EU Beneficiaries

Participation fee for the 2 days training:

In-Class €1490 excl. VAT
Online €1100 excl. VAT

Training package includes:

  • Admission to the course

  • Course’s Handbook

  • Hard copies of training material 

  • Certificate on the “Impact of E.C. Funded Research” training completion

  • Certificate of attendance

  • Accreditation to Professionals Directory

  • Complimentary coffee & snack breaks

  • Complimentary networking lunch breaks 


Ms. Papathanassiou is an expert consultant in Dissemination, Communication and Science Education. She holds an MA in Communication Studies and has over 15 years of experience in working with public institutes, associations, research organisations, universities, private companies and the EC. She has provided consulting services related to the development and implementation of dissemination and communication strategies, event management, science education, stakeholder engagement and media relations for several EU-funded projects. She was a long-lasting member of the European Marine Board Communications Panel and has also worked as a Communications Consultant for IOC-UNESCO. In addition, she has served as an EC expert evaluator for H2020 proposals. Ms. Papathanassiou is currently the CEO of a company active in the communication and dissemination of EU projects, which gives her an in-depth understanding of the European Commission’s communication and dissemination framework, as she has gained enough practical experience in the subject. She has been involved in an impressive list of projects (FP6, FP7, H2020, ERASMUS+ etc) for international research, academic and governmental organisations.

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