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III. General Principles of Proposal Writing

III. General Principles of Proposal Writing

In order to be successful in bidding for EU Funds, proposal development skills are essential. This section will help the learner to gain knowledge in different steps of proposal development: mapping EU funding opportunities and finding a call for proposals, formulating the project idea and putting together a work plan, identifying partners and composing a consortium or joining an existing one, determining the resources needed, writing the proposal, submitting it and analysing feedback from European Commission evaluators.

Gabriella Lovász

  • Unit 1: Basics on proposal development

  • Unit 2: Finding a call – develop a concept

  • Unit 3: Building a consortium

  • Unit 4: Writing the work plan and other sections

  • Unit 5: Submission and evaluation

  • Exercise: Build an international project partnership

  • Quiz - on Proposal writing

  • Budgeting my proposal

  • Exercise - Creating my budget


  • Erasmus KA_204 action assessment form
  • Gantt and Budget template - H2020
  • Proposal template - Creative Europe
  • Proposal template - LIFE


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