Project management

The Three Pillars of project management

When it comes to management of a multi-year, multi-partner project. The demands of this task can quickly mount into an extremely time-consuming endeavor. Without carefully planned project management, project leaders often find their focus diverted elsewhere, away from the cutting-edge science that they have been funded for. Successfully managing your project enables your research to maximize its impact. On this page we summarize The Three Pillars of project management.


Starting your project

Navigating the landscape of a multi-partner project is dynamic and often unpredictable. You will need to think ahead of time, identifying potential risks in order to prevent or rapidly resolve issues. It is important to set-up comprehensive monitoring systems and establish clear management principles for the duration of your project.


Finance & Grant Compliance

Grant compliance begins with familiarizing yourself with the ECAS portal and assigning your LEAR & PLSIGN. You should also pay close attention to reporting requirements from the start, as deadlines creep up fast. The EU has specific rules and regulations regarding reporting eligible costs for funded grants. Coordinating these processes requires substantial, time intensive efforts if you have not developed clear systems beforehand.



In many grant schemes you are required to conduct extensive dissemination and public engagement activities. With impactful dissemination you can raise awareness about your work, which can be enhanced by coordinating public engagement. You should develop a strong online presence for your project and highlight stakeholder input.

Project Management Guide

Want advice on managing your EU-funded project? Download our free guide to read all the tips and tricks on how to run a successful project and make impact. This guide helps you to:

  • Manage your EU funded project
  • Comply with the European Commission and Eureka Secretariat requirements
  • Maximize your funding & impact

Download the free Project Management Guide


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