Dr Saskia Jünger, Health Scientist, Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Germany, and member of the ATOME Project Management Team
Fit for funds? – How to start, manage and survive an EU-funded project
International research collaboration in palliative care is the answer to the increasing level of specialisation and the growing field of expertise with new issues, questions and challenges emerging every day.
EU-funded projects are an excellent opportunity to collaborate with
partners in other countries and benefit from each other’s knowledge, skills and perspectives. Several EU-funded projects related to palliative care have been undertaken during the past few years with three projects currently running that address different areas of palliative care, such as education and capacity building (EURO IMPACT), quality indicators (IMPACT), and access to pain medication (ATOME). The EAPC is a key partner for all these projects.
The Access to Opioid Medication in Europe project started under the seventh framework programme of the European Commission in December 2009. ATOME has now reached the halfway point: a good time to reflect on the opportunities and pitfalls in designing an EU-funded project, engaging with key stakeholders, and also in co-ordinating an ongoing EU-funded project. We will be happy to share our experiences and lessons learned with you.
Meet us in Trondheim
The forthcoming EAPC world research congress in Trondheim is the platform to make links, meet researchers and exchange ideas. We invite you to benefit from this opportunity – an ATOME research session will offer a forum to listen to progress reports on designing and managing an EU-funded project, ask questions and discuss scientific and organisational issues that you may have on your mind.
Interested? Come and see – Thursday, 7 June 2012, 16.30 – 18.00, EAPC World Research Congress in Trondheim, Norway.