Frequently Asked Questions

How it works

How can I find a funding opportunity?
Browse the latest European calls from over 80+ different sources in one place. You can filter them based on your preferences such as the type of programme, the deadline and sectors. Make your search more efficient by choosing one of EUcalls' premium plans. Define your funding targets and allow the Personalised Matching Environment to bring the calls that match your funding needs and your expertise. You can bookmark the preferred calls in order to review them in depth later or declare your interest immediately.
Why do I need a complete profile?
A complete profile unlocks all the capabilities of the EUcalls platform. Your EUcalls profile should stand out in order to expand effectively your network and make sure your work reaches the right project partners. Complete it with details about your experience and expertise, present your main activities, the sectors that you focus on, write about your most recent accomplishments, highlight your work and mention the projects that you have already participated in. If your profile meets the requirements of a specific call then it will be included in the list of suggested partners and thus will increase the possibilities to be approached for collaborations from valuable EU partners. Moreover, users with complete profiles can also use the Personalised Matched Environment to easily discover open calls close to their needs, communicate directly via messages with other partners and initiate an innovative idea or project on the platform.
I found an open call for proposals that I am interested in. Now what?
Declaring your interest has to be your first action! This will alert the other EU partners that are interested in the same call that you are open to collaboration in order to shape a successful consortium (team of partners) and co-create the requested proposal for submission. Furthermore, when you declare interest in an open call, you enhance your profile by adding the type of calls that you are interest in and make it easier for other partners with common funding goals to approach you. Following this, you can start shaping your concept note and keep it private as a draft or make it public to let all partners view it.
I have an innovation and research idea that I want to write a proposal for. What do I do?
Transform your funding ideas into winning proposals for the right calls or get inspired by EU calls and shape new ideas. Document your idea from the beginning as you complete your planning and invite potential EU project partners to review it. When you declare interest in a call, a smart automated dialogue helps you shape your concept note for your new idea or project. Keep your idea private as a draft if it is not ready for sharing or publish it at the Directory of Ideas in order to be visible by others. As soon as you have your idea published, you can start inviting partners that fit best on its implementation. Connect and communicate with them through the EUcalls platform and make the first steps in writing your proposal.
How can I find the right partners?
EUcalls is a constantly growing network of highly profiled project partners, representing all sectors and types of organizations and enterprises. Browse through their profiles in the Partners Directory and filter the search results by using specific criteria, like country, type and sectors of activities. Users with a complete profile can also take advantage of the Personalised Matched Environment to view the list of suggested partners for a specific call of their choice. The platform is picking the profiles that match best the requirements of a call and enforce the synergies with your profile. Keep the profiles of EU partners that interest you the most or create your private contact list by Following their profiles and accessing them in My Network section. We suggest creating as many connections as you can use for shaping your ideas.

Ideapad

What is the Ideas section?
The new feature allows you to create an Idea or Project concept note based on a specific call and initiate the dialogue and collaboration with your future consortium. Create your concept note in the best possible way to attract the interest of other partners. Invite those from your Network or the suggested profiles that you believe can meet the requirements of the call your idea and initiate the conversation on Idea pad.
How can I search for new Ideas?
You can view the shaped Ideas or Consortia in the Ideas Directory and you can view the recently added or filter by specific criteria.
Can I join an existing Idea or Consortium?
Yes, when you have identified the Idea or Consortium of your interest you can ask to Join. The Administrator or Co-ordinator of the Project will review your application and accept or reject it accordingly. Ensure you make a very targeted approach and always keep your profile up to date as your application will be reviewed based on your experience, expertise, and performance.
Why shoud I start a Discussion?
After you have shaped your team with the involved Partners you can initiate an asynchronous dialogue by posting your topics for discussion. Create memos for your ideas, discuss how you will proceed, even post links of the working documents for your proposal. Ideapad helps you keep the communication with your team in one place and make the remote collaboration easy.
What are the Statuses of an Idea?
There is 2 type of statuses for your idea or project. You can keep an idea Draft, which means that it cannot be viewed by others, only by you at My Ideas/Drafts and those invited to participate. When your idea is Published it will be listed in the public directory of Ideas and other Partners can view it and judge if they can join or not. The Administrator can also Archive an idea, or complete Delete it. Both actions will remove the Idea from the directory. Another type of status is notifying other users what you are looking for your idea. For example, you may be at the point of shaping a consortium so you are interested in attracting new partners. Flag your state by this status and notify other partners to offer you what you need.
I accidentaly published a private concept note. Can I remove it?
You can manage the status of your Idea at any time from the Settings, as long as you have the role of the Administrator or Co-ordinator. Change the state of the idea from Public to Draft and then it will be removed from the public directory. If a project has been complete or your concept note is obsolete you can always archive it by selecting Archive or completely Delete it. Be aware that Ideas that are Delete cannot be retrieved.
Can I create more than one Ideas for a call?
Yes, even if you chose to Declare Interest and to skip the creation of an Idea or you want to add one more under the same call, select the Add Idea from the right-side panel of the call.

Billing

Can I switch plans?
Our paid plans are monthly or yearly. You can start/stop or make changes to your Plan at any time (but note that refunds are not given for cancellation or downgrades). Contact us for details.
How does the premium plans (Standard & Tailored) work?
You can upgrade to a premium plan at any time. EUcalls offers two premium plans, the Standard plan and the Tailored plan. The standard plan offers a fully personalised experience and smart tools to help you find any kind of funding opportunities and assists your effort in building a strong EU Funding network. The Tailored plan, as the name implies, is the most enhanced plan, tailored to your needs. This plan provides all the tools you will ever need when venturing the EU Funding ecosystem.
Is the Free Plan unlimited?
Yes, the free Plan is always available and does not have a time limit.
What is the procedure of renewal of the premium plans?
Subscription payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you sign up for an EUcalls Upgrade and will cover the use of that service for a monthly subscription period as indicated. Please note that payments are not refundable.
How does the Free Plan work?
Our Free Plan provides essential tools concerning the European calls. You can search for calls, declare interest and start building a strong network. To explore a more personalised experience and receive tailor-made services by EUcalls experts’ team, you need to upgrade to our Standard and Tailored Plan.
What is the "1 month free" offer?
When you sign up for the Free Plan for the first time we offer you the opportunity to explore the personalised environment of the Standard Plan, free of charge for 30 days. We won't ask you for any credit card or payment details for it. After 30 days you will be notified that you will have the Free Plan unless you choose to upgrade to any of the premium plans. Please note that the promotional services are not available for this offer.

Standard Plan Features

What is the "Personalised matching environment to calls and partners" feature about?
Based on your profile details and your expertise, the platform matches you with open Calls depending on your funding needs. This is achieved through your organization's information that you provide when completing your profile.
What is "Interested Partners" feature about?
All organizations, that have declared interest in an open call, appear in the appropriate section on the call's page. With this feature you are able to see their profiles but also to contact them directly through the platform.

Tailored Plan Features

What is the "Get your PIC number" feature about?
To access the EU funding opportunities, your organization needs to be registered and have a 9-digit Participant Identification Code (PIC). Our team can undertake the registration procedure and at the end of the day, you will have your PIC number and be ready to enter into EU proposals.
What is the "Featured Profile Listings" feature about?
EUcalls marketing team undertakes to develop a blog post dedicated to your current activity. In addition, we will disseminate the blog post through our social media and and your profile will be listed in our newsletter. Furthermore as a Tailored user you will be:- Promoted in dedicated areas in the platform with higher visibility. - Easily identified from other profiles.
What is the "Suggested Partners" feature about?
Through the Suggested Partners view in call's page you will be able to select through a list of partners that are eligible for this EU call and they can contribute to your project. With this feature you can have a direct communication with possible partners and start a collaboration in EU projects.
What is the "Participation to events" feature about?
The EUcalls team informs you every month about networking events in which you can participate in.
What is the "Priority Participation" feature about?
EUcalls is a constantly growing network of EU partners. In this frame, depending on the period and the available active calls, there are project proposals that are being developed. By purchasing the Tailored Plan, our team informs you about the possible project proposals that you could join at any time.
What is the "Networking for your idea" feature about?
In case that you have a research idea that you'd like to submit to a specific call, but you lack the know-how or the capacity to do this, our team can find for you high-level professional proposal writers that will help you.

Tech Support

How do I delete my EUcalls registration?
In order to delete your EUcalls registration and all data associated with your account, you need to navigate to your settings panel. There, listed under the “Account Settings” tile, there is the “Delete your account” button. Clicking it, will result in the termination of your registration.
I have more questions. To whom will I address?
You can check the EUcalls Helpcenter. We have listed the most fundamental questions regarding our platform’s functionalities and the EU funding ecosystem in general. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please feel free to contact our customer support at support@eucalls.net.