All the grant-related online exchanges of EC research and innovation funding are managed on the Participant Portal. To make the system as user-friendly as possible and to prepare it for Horizon 2020, the Commission seeks continuous advice from the actual users. Last 9th September 2013, a meeting of an external user group took place in Brussels, in order to highlight its main features. To allow maximum participation and input from a wide audience, this meeting was webcast with a live stream. Additionally, a web forum was used where any interested party can post questions and comments, either directly during the meeting or afterwards.
At this meeting, the improved version of the Participant Portal for Horizon 2020, approach for completely paperless management of Horizon 2020 grants, new online functions for appointment and payment of experts and improvements to the system of registering organisations was discussed.
Please click here to see the recording of the meeting. You can check whether your computer configuration is compatible with the webcasting tool here: http://scic.ec.europa.eu/streaming/systemtest.php. A draft agenda is available at the web forum site.