The five-day seminar on EU Project Management is taught through lectures, exercises, simulations, case studies, debriefings and discussions confronting practice with theory.

The course largely uses examples of EU external cooperation projects; however, the emphasis is on the understanding of concepts and tools which can be applicable in projects of a wide variety of funding schemes.

The seminar starts with an introduction on EU funding opportunities and the theory and practice of project management.

More specifically, the programme offers a practical approach including the following modules:

Interactive training sessions:

  • Theory and practice of project design and management;
  • Fundamental concepts of EU Project Management, Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the key EU funding programmes and instruments;
  • Key stages of project design;
  • Budgeting project expenses;
  • Project Monitoring & Evaluation;
  • Understanding the rules, procedures and contractual obligations involved in EU funded projects.

Hands-on practical exercises and case studies; all practice-oriented sessions aiming at identifying, developing and practising project management skills:

  • Identification of a relevant funding opportunity for your project;
  • Designing a project (identification of your beneficiaries, stakeholder analysis, problem analysis, planning activities, results chain, defining assumptions and risks and preparing your Logframe matrix -also referring to OPSYS-);
  • Writing a winning project proposal;
  • Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of EU funded projects;
  • Budgeting your project expenses and financial management of your projects.

Practical exercises: Participants will practice tools and techniques. Under the guidance of experienced trainers, they will be confronted with different exercises that will help them better understand the challenges of writing a proposal and implementing a project. At the end of each exercise the results of the workgroups will be presented in a feedback session. Collective feedback is a key part of the exercise and gives participants the opportunity to maximise their personal learning experience.

You can download the November 2021 online programme here. The registration for the course in May-June 2022 in Bruges is also possible. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us. Please note that this course can be tailor made on demand for specific groups.