The European Projects Office (OPE)

About us 

The European Projects Office (OPE), which is part of the Office for the Transfer of Research Results (OTRI), is the office in charge of supporting participation by researchers of the Pablo de Olavide University (UPO) in R&D and innovation initiatives at European and international level, with special emphasis on the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union, Horizon 2020 (2014-2020).

The OPE also acts as liaison between regional and national relevant agents with the objective of increasing the participation rates on the different international R&D funding programmes.

To this end specific objectives have been set:

  • Increase the leadership in proposals and the coordination of tasks by UPO researchers.

  • Improve the success rate of applications submitted.

  • Encourage the participation of researchers as expert evaluators of European R&D and innovation programmes.

  • Encourage the joint participation between research groups and companies (academia & industry).

  • Encourage the participation of spin-offs of the University in European R&D and innovation programmes.

The OPE supports researchers in the whole life-cycle of projects: from the dissemination of opportunities to the management and monitoring of projects. For that purpose, the office provides the following services:

Information and support services:

  • Information and guidance on opportunities of financing international R&D and innovation projects (calls, grants, events, etc.)

  • Training (teaching, organization of seminars, workshops and/or conferences).

  • Technical advice and support for the preparation of proposals (drafting, budget preparation, consortium agreements reviewing, proposals submission, contact with representatives, etc.)

  • Partner search assistance. Support for researchers on partner search requests and offers for the formation of consortia, as well as dissemination of the UPO researchers' profile.

  • Dissemination of funding opportunities to UPO researchers.

Management and monitoring services:

  • Monitoring of the project evaluation (contact with representatives).

  • Negotiation of grant agreements with the EC.

  • Administrative-financial mediation with the EC and/or with the partners.

  • Support in the projects coordination.

  • Support in the preparation of intermediate and final reports.

  • Coordination of management and economic monitoring of projects.

  • Support for project audits.

The OPE is also the Local Contact Point of EURAXESS, the European network for the mobility of researchers, which aims to provide information and support to researchers (without distinction of nationality), and their families, in matters relating to administrative procedures, financing possibilities, job offers and other important issues when moving from one country to another.

Through the OPE, we offer personalized advice to researchers who are going to travel outside our country to develop a scientific professional experience, to foreign researchers who come to this University, as well as to those who return to it after a period of research abroad.


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9:00 am Jornada Informativa LIFE
Jornada Informativa LIFE
Abr 20 a las 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
La Comisión Europea organiza esta jornada informativa y de Networking con la finalidad de presentar las novedades de la convocatoria 2020 con respecto a años anteriores. Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de participar de la sesión informativa por la mañana y compartir experiencias con otros participantes por la tarde así como conocer a los representantes del programa LIFE de la Comisión Europea. Para aquellos que no puedan asistir, se emitirá la sesión de la mañana en streaming. Los temas principales que se tratara: Environmental technologies and solutions Including water, waster, air quality, soil, forest and health Climate change adaptation Climate change mitigation Nature conservation and biodiversity Climate and environmental governance […]
9:00 am LIFE Information and Networking Day
LIFE Information and Networking Day
Abr 30 a las 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
La Comisión Europea está organizando un día de información y networking en red sobre la convocatoria 2020 de propuestas de proyectos. El evento está abierto a posibles solicitantes que presenten propuestas de proyectos sobre tecnología verde, protección de la naturaleza y acción climática. Los participantes serán invitados a una sesión informativa matutina sobre la convocatoria LIFE 2020. Para participar: Acceder a : o descargar la aplicación app Introducir el código del evento: #EULIFE20 Haz tus preguntas, vota tus preguntas favoritas y participa en encuestas en @LIFEprogramme #EULife20
8:00 am Sustainable Energy Week. @ European Commission’s Charlemagne and Berlaymont buildings
Sustainable Energy Week. @ European Commission’s Charlemagne and Berlaymont buildings
Jun 23 a las 8:00 am – Jun 25 a las 12:56 pm
La mayor conferencia en Europa dedicada a las energías renovables y el uso eficiente de la energía. Las sesiones organizadas por la Comisión Europea y las partes interesadas en la energía se centran en cuestiones de energía sostenible, debaten nuevos desarrollos de políticas, mejores prácticas e ideas de energía sostenible. Junto a la conferencia se encuentra el Networking Village que reune a la comunidad EUSEW para forjar alianzas, mientras que los premios EUSEW celebran proyectos e ideas sobresalientes. La inscripción para la conferencia se lanzará en abril de 2020. Los interesados en organizar una sesión en la conferencia deberán inscribirse previamente antes del 20 de enero de 2020.