I (Nicole) am an experienced & enthusiastic EU project manager myself. I have planned, conducted and actively participated (as facilitator, project manager, and work package leader) in numerous project meetings (mainly of FP6, FP7 and H2020 projects). I know the requirements of EU projects, the challenges, as well as the expectations of the European Commission, or other respective agencies like the COST Association.
I have also worked as COST National Coordinator (CNC) for Austria and represented Austria in the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) for many years. I supported COST applicants with their proposals, and organised networking events for Action Chairs and Grant Managers.
Above all, I know how important social interaction is in an EU project. How much better we collaborate when we know each other personally, when we spend an evening together sharing stories, laughing about intercultural differences and stereotypes. Developing a team culture, sharing common team values, and last but not least having fun together are essential parts of a successful collaborative project.
My cooperation partner Sarah and I have both worked for many years in the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) in program-, project- and event management and thus bring with us many years of experience on the “EU stage” in addition to our enthusiasm for digital tools, virtual events and social interaction.
Ultimately, as our clients can confirm, Sarah and I are really just fun working with, we are open-minded young professionals and we genuinely enjoy supporting our clients the best way we can.