This course is a two days intensive training on research communication. It includes all key elements from the regulatory and contractual issues and the designing of successful communication, dissemination and exploitation strategies to putting in use in R&I projects.

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

The content of the course is developed to assist participants plan successful dissemination campaigns with high impact; to familiarise them 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 business cases for the outcome of R&I projects. At the end of the course, participants will be able to create thriving awareness and engagement plans and develop strategic communication networks that work. 


Strictly limited seats per course ensure a much more focused learning experience and a customised programme.


Participants of the three days training will learn:

  • Contractual requirements for EU funded projects

  • Important elements of a successful proposal

  • How to optimally absorb EU Funds for Impact

  • The communication obligations for EC funded projects

  • How to raise awareness for research activities and outcomes

  • How to include strong communication strategy in a project proposal

  • How to handle intellectual property in the frame of H2020

  • How to handle open access requirements

  • How to approach different audiences adequately

  • How and when to use social media

  • How to use video to communicate research

  • How to maximise the impact with limited resources

  • How to establish a communication network

  • How to build long-term relations with various stakeholders

  • How to measure Impact


Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation Strategies in H2020 Projects
Date: 25-26 June
Location: Athens
Language: English
Date: 21-22 September
Location: Munich
Language: English
Date: 7-8 December
Location: Rome
Language: English


Course’s Benefits & Outcomes:

  • Improve your communication skills

  • Understand the importance of communications in research

  • Improve communication processes within your project

  • Enhance your research communication skills

  • Expand your project’s reach and enhance its impact

  • 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

  • Learn how to interpret key social media insights

  • Learn from best practice examples of our experienced speakers

  • 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



National Contact Points for H2020
Project Managers
Projects Administrators
Account Managers
Co-ordinators and Controllers
Development Managers
Directors of Research
Researchers & Professors
Consultants advising Beneficiaries
Consultants and accountants working for the public sector
Policy Advisors


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
Intellectual Property and Patent Agencies
Advisory Companies serving EU Beneficiaries



  • Complete 2 days course: Impact of EC Funded Research : €1390 exl. VAT


  • 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. Papanassiou has a significant experience of providing training and consultancy in communication, dissemination and exploitation for several projects. She she has been a member of the European Marine Board Communications Panel since 2012 and was recently appointed Communications Consultant for IOC-UNESCO. Ms. Papanassiou has an in-depth understanding of the European Commision's communication and dissemination framework, having over 15 years of practical experience in the subject. She has been involved in an impressive list of projects both for international academic and governmental organisations.