PMI Norway Chapter

Bergen Branch - EU framework programme for supporting innovation and research projects - Opportunities for Norway?

Bergen Branch - EU framework programme for supporting innovation and research projects - Opportunities for Norway?

 Bergen Branch - EU framework for supporting innovation and research projects - opportunities for Norway + pre-Christmas social activity
 Join us for Amir Spahic's presentation on EU’s framework programme for supporting innovation and research projects - Opportunities for Norway?

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s framework programme for innovation and research projects. It is the world’s largest funding programme of its kind with a total budget of almost EUR 80 billion for the 2014-2020 period. It is a very competitive arena where research organisations, enterprises and public agencies both compete and collaborate to get funding for their projects.

Norway is a full member of the programme and opportunities for Norwegian organisations are many. Norwegian participants have received more than NOK 5 billion in funding from this programme so far. 

We will talk about the general EU approach to supporting projects in various fields, project methodology (-ies) applied and the typical project lifecycle. Furthermore, we will provide insight into a current framework programme and the latest developments for the next post-2020 programme called Horizon Europe.

We will go into how project applications got prepared and selected, which types of activities are eligible for funding and what the budget structure looks like. Most of the topics presented will be illustrated by personal project experiences and examples.

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  • 1800 EU framework for supporting innovation and research projects - opportunities for Norway
    •  Examples from projects/ Questions
  • 1930 Walk to restaurant for dinner.
  • 2000 Dinner at the restaurant Kippers

Amir Spahic is the Senior Project Manager at CESSDA-ERIC in Bergen. Previously he has been a PMO head at the University of Zagreb in Croatia, and has 14 years of professional experience in project management and public grants absorption capacity building. He has participated in the preparation of approximately two hundred project proposals and implementation of 33 - mostly EU funded - projects in 17 countries worldwide. Amir holds certificates in three leading international standards in project management - PMI's Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP) and Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), as well as Prince2 Foundation. He recently joined the PMI local branch leadership team in Bergen.


  • This presentation will be held in English.
  • Both members of PMI and anyone interested in Project Management are welcome to join this event.
  • Please sign up via PMI Norway Chapter's website
  • Venue: KnowIT at Nøstegaten 58
  • Doors open: 17.45
  • Presentation starts: 18.00


After the presentation, everyone is invited to join us for networking, good food and drinks. PMI Members join for free. Non-members pay NOK 400. We will walk from Nøstegaten 58 to the venue (to be announced shortly) around 19.30 (approx 5-10 minute walk).

Credential holders can claim PDU's according to PMI's Talent Triangle, claimed via

  • Strategic & Business Management: 1.0 PDU
  • Technical: 0.5 PDU


 Nøstegaten 58 Bergen
 Nøstegaten 58

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Startdato og -tid 05-12-2018 17:45
Sluttdato og -tid 05-12-2018 19:30
Påmeldingsfrist 05-12-2018 17:45
Pris per person Free
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