After deciding which Cluster that the project will be submitted under (General Guidelines), the first stage for a consortium consists of responding to a Call for a “Project Outline” (PO). The PO must give a short overview of a project, mainly describing the project goals, innovation, targeted business impact and consortium. For the criteria that need to be fulfilled in a PO, see the General Guidelines section of this website. For co-labelled project submissions, reasons must be provided during the initial project submission as to why this approach has been selected.

The PO is a critical step, as it will be used by the technical experts and Public Authorities for the pre-selection of proposals and for general information exchange within the PENTA and/or EURIPIDES² organisations. It is therefore strongly recommended that project partners contact their respective Public Authority to ensure that they meet national criteria for a submission. The intent is to be able to make an initial selection among the different submitted ideas, while keeping the workload of consortia to a minimum.

Submitting a Project Outline

Submitting a PO consists of three parts:

  1. Provision of administrative proposal information via the PENTA/EURIPIDES² Project Zone
  2. Provision of a textual description of the content of your proposal in a “PO Annex”; template which also needs to be uploaded to the PENTA/EURIPIDES² Project Zone
  3. Merging the two components into a final submission

The PO Annex template (including guidelines), together with tutorials and support materials covering PO submission can be downloaded from the Call documents page.

Please ensure that you use the correct template for a PENTA, EURIPIDES² or co-labelled project submission.

PENTA /EURIPIDES² team members are available to assist you throughout the submission process

PO Evaluation

PENTA PO’s are evaluated by the PENTA Technical Expert Group, the AENEAS Management Committee and the PENTA Public Authorities based on the guidance given in the PENTA PO Annex template and National Authority funding procedures.

EURIPIDES² PO’s are evaluated by the Technical and Evaluation Committee based on the guidance given in the EURIPIDES² PO Annex template and National Authority funding procedures.

PENTA/ EURIPIDES² co-labelled PO’s are evaluated by a joint technical expert and Public Authority process based on the on the guidance given in the PENTA/EURIPIDES² PO Annex template and National Authority funding procedures.

Projects invited to submit a Full Project Proposal (FPP) will receive a list of recommendations and improvements in order to assist in the preparation of a high quality FPP.


For the current call calendar, please see Annual Calls.