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Deloitte Training on EU Funding and Project Management


Date: 20 January 2014 - 24 January 2014
Location: Limassol, Cyprus
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Deloitte Consulting is offering a 5-day training programme on EU Funding and Project Management. This training is funded by the European Union's Grundvig Programme and will take place in Limassol, Cyprus over 4 sessions in 2014.

Sessions/ Date

There are four sessions available between January and April 2014:

  • Session 1 - 20 January – 24 January 2014

  • Session 2 - 10 February –14 February 2014

  • Session 3 - 17 March – 21 March 2014

  • Session 4 - 7 April –11 April 2014

Objectives

  • Obtain an understanding on EU policies and on the funding instruments related to each policy

  • Enable the participants to identify funding opportunities and think of ideas that can be relevant to EU funding programmes

  • Provide guidance on how to write a successful proposal for an EU funded programme project

  • Inform participants how to join existing ideas that will be submitted for funding

  • Understand the application process (technical proposal and budget)

  • Provide guidance on how to successfully manage and plan a Project

  • Provide guidance on important fi nancial principles of EU funded Programs and how to successfully manage effectively the Project’s budget

  • Provide information for a successful dissemination and promotion

  • Get an insight into success stories and successful implementation of EU projects

  • Understand the challenges of managing an EU funded programme (as a coordinating benefi ciary and as a partner)

  • Get an insight from evaluators of EU funded programmes and see the selection procedures from the EC point of view.

Workshop Methods and Tools

In order to achieve the objectives of the workshop, the following tools and methods will be utilised:

  • Presentations: presentations will be used in order to provide the background of each subject and create discussion and questions. Presentations will be limited, short and concise to allow for more discussion time.

  • Face-to-face sessions: face-to-face interaction will be encouraged in order to allow participants and facilitators to meet and interact in real-time. This method is considered a useful tool for stimulating conversation between participants to increase understanding and encourages the sharing of knowledge.

  • Case studies: case studies will be used so as to facilitate and trigger discussion, as well as allow external benchmarking so as to achieve competitiveness.

  • Discussions: throughout the workshop participants will be encouraged to contribute to discussions and share their experiences and thoughts with the rest of the team. The discussions will be facilitated and coordinated by the facilitator in order to maintain the focus in the key areas of interest.

  • Group work: group work will be used in order to facilitate practical understanding of the issues and in order to enhance team working, team building and cooperation amongst participants.

  • Demonstrations: demonstrations will be used in order to enhance understanding and practical application of the issues discussed and to encourage brainstorming and idea generation.

  • Daily evaluation through self-assessment: At the end of the day an evaluation form will be given to each participant to collect their feedback. This is a quick tool to obtain feedback from each participant about their training experience.

Grant

The training programme has been approved by the Grundtvig In-Service Training Programme of the EU, which means the participants from EU member states as well as Norway, Lichtenstein, Turkey and Iceland may submit an application in order to receive full funding to cover the course fees and their travel and subsistence costs. Such applications for funding must be sent to the Lifelong Learning National Agency for each participant by the 17th of September 2013. Individuals from Cyprus may participate in the training however they will not receive funding since the Lifelong Learning Programme only funds training activities in countries other than the origin of each participant.

The eligible expenses are the following:

  • Participation Fee

  • Travel

  • Subsistence

The course fee for this training is €750 and the accommodation and meals are €650 for 5 days.

PROGRAMME

Day 1

Morning Session

  • Outline the course, tools and expectations of participants

  • Defi ning the participants’ vision of EU grants (Brainstorming)

  • Why EU grants? (Brainstorming)

  • Basic principles of EU grants

  • Overview of main funding mechanisms 2007-2013

  • CIP

  • LLP

  • ENPI CBC MED

  • LIFE+

  • Programme MED

  • FP7

  • What is next? Funding mechanisms 2014-2020

  • Discussion among participants on their experiences or thoughts with EU funding programmes.

Afternoon Session

  • Case studies: Examples of successful projects proposals

  • Ingredients for a successful proposal

Day 2

Morning Session

  • Unlocking the potential of participants: (Re)defining the vision of the participants’ organisation with respect to EU grants, thinking forward, broadening our horizons and identifying suitable funding channels for the implementation of their organisation’s objectives.

Afternoon Session

  • Evaluation criteria and the evaluators’ point of view

  • Exercise: The participants evaluate actual proposals submitted to various EU Programmes based on evaluation criteria

  • Discussion

Day 3

Morning and Afternoon Session

  • Summary of what makes a proposal successful (Brainstorming)

  • Summary of principles of EU funds

  • Step by step development of proposals: The idea; The funding programme; The partnership: identifi cation, communication, receiving input; The budget; Project management principles; Communication and dissemination principles

Day 4

Morning and Afternoon Session

  • Development of project proposals by participants

  • Presentation of proposals and feedback

Day 5

Morning Session

  • Managing EU-funded projects: Project Life cycle; Project Management: administrative obligations, good and bad; Financial Management: fi nancial obligations, auditing, good and bad examples of fi nancial management; Communication and dissemination plan

Afternoon Session

  • General recapitulation

  • Revisiting the participants’ view on EU funds and evaluation

  • What’s next for the participants

  • Course evaluation

Course Language - English

Certification of attendance - At the end of the course, each participant will be awarded with a certificate of attendance.


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