Part One - Overview



What is meant by partnering?
How is Framework Programme Six different?
What are the responsibilities of a partner?
What are the major risks?
How do you set up an effective consortium?


Finding Partners

Managing expectations

Making the commitment

Getting started


Final checklist

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Risk of conflict

Being pulled in two directions

Commercial sensibilities

Losing the support of the Commission

Risk of failure

Agreement over detail

Project plans tend to be written by ‘management’. They are usually executed by staff who did not play an active part in the planning process. Misunderstandings over the purpose, scope and detail of a piece of work can lead to delivery of unwanted or unacceptable results, or attempts to solve the wrong problem. The potential for misunderstandings is increased when staff are asked to work in a second language and when the management structure of the project creates reporting lines between two or more organisations.

Visible effort

Controlling enthusiasm