The five-day seminar on EU Project Management is taught through lectures, exercises, simulations, case studies, debriefings and discussions. In both the online and the face to face editions, practice is confronted 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 funding channels and instruments
  • Defining and understanding the specificity of EU Project Management
  • Understanding the rules, procedures and contractual obligations involved in EU funded projects

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

  • Designing a project (stakeholder analysis, problem analysis, results chain, defining assumptions and risks, etc.)
  • How to build a consortium and how to search and select partners
  • How to write a winning proposal
  • Implementing, monitoring and evaluating EU projects
  • Budget preparation and financial management of projects
  • Reporting

Simulation 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 2020 online programme here. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us. Please note that this course can be tailor made on demand for specific groups.