How to improve, if your Project has not been approved

How to improve, if your Project has not been approved

You have submitted your project to one of the Horizon Europe calls, but it has been rejected, so what next? In this article, we provide you with 5 key steps to ensure recovery, highlighting the main activities and necessary actions to turn a failing project into a success.

  • Define the problem: review the mission, the team, the approach; identify the cause, which will fall into one of these categories: human, communication and process factors.
  • Define the key evaluation points: paying special attention to issues that may require further investigation: missed deadlines, poor planning, disagreement with objectives, lack of resources, negative progress reports, cost overruns, low team morale or high staff turnover.
  • Evaluate: the required application criteria are already outlined, now it is necessary to define a team to carry out this evaluation to determine the subsequent actions.
  • Make the crucial decision: to save the project or not. If you decide to move forward with the project, a recovery plan must be developed.
  • Implementing the recovery plan: This process must start with a clear purpose in the minds of those involved, based on a solid foundation, with a well-defined project management and control system, an achievable plan and a team that can get the job done. This is achieved, as in any project, through the process of implementation and monitoring.

If you are interested in discovering the complete, Horizon Europe Quick Guide, you can download it here.