Coordination

Type of activity : MGT (Management of the consortium – applicable for all funding schemes).
Lead beneficiary : AMU/UVE.
Person-months : 111
Start month : 1
End month : 48

Objectives :

The project management structure aims at increasing the responsibility and autonomy of the Partners for the management, financial and legal issues, resource allocation and technical coordination. To ensure the smooth running of the project and a clear identification of roles and responsibilities, the consortium agreed on a three-level structure:

  • an “Executive Level” dedicated to the day-to-day management of the project and in charge of implementing the decisions (Coordinator and Management Team)
  • a “Legal level” acting as the ultimate decision making body (MT and Steering Committee);
  • an “Operational Level” focusing on the scientific developments of the project (WP leaders and Task managers) It is important to monitor continuously the flow of information inside and outside the Consortium in order to maintain the coordination between activities and needs. To further this aim a robust reporting structure will be implemented. An engineer, specialised in the management of European Projects, will occupy a full time position in the management team. He/she will play an important role in the day-to-day management of the project and, as European Project Manager (EPM) specialised in administrative and financial issues, he/she will assist the Steering Committee and the coordinator in project reporting and monitoring. Special attention has also been paid to the protection and management of Background and Foreground, dissemination and protection of the intellectual property. Risk management will also be handled by the Management Team, via the IPR Manager. Management will thus ensure that the project progresses smoothly with respect to the work plan in terms of scientific activities (including ethics aspects), that it has adequate financial and management follow-up procedures and that the communication amongst the Partners is maintained throughout the project.
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Programme (FP7 2007/2013) under grant agreement n°260644-SILVER