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Role and Responsibilities of the Focal Points

The network of Focal Points in India offers practical assistance to stakeholders wishing to take part in European funded projects. Located throughout India, with various scientific background, and sound knowledge about Horizon 2020, they function as a local resources person able to give the most necessary information on how to get involved in European projects.

The selected researchers have committed to spare the time for providing first assistance to the researchers of their own Laboratory/region. Based on their own experience, a first initial training session and support from the involved projects, they help their fellow scientists by:
•    identify and spread information about the Horizon 2020 calls for proposals
•    give information on existing partner search tools 
•    give information on European tools such as Particiant Portal, CORDIS, etc 
•    describe the process from work program development, to call publication, proposal submission, negotiation and project implementation
•    give general advice on legal, administrative and budgetary issues
•    direct to the most relevant external support available

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological
development and demonstration.

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