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Specialised Training: EU and International Project Funding and Management

This intensive two-day training course is designed for those students interested in getting involved in funded programmes and projects run by international organisations such as the European Commission and UN bodies.

The course is an introduction to the Project Cycle Management (PCM), the standard procedure to carry out programmes and projects. It is the official tool required by the European Commission and many bilateral donors and follows a sequence based on specific phases. In particular, it intends to explain PCM approach focusing on theoretical and practical analysis of all project phases (programming, identification, formulation, implementation, monitoring, reporting, evaluation and audit).

The course, which is based on EC Project Cycle Management Guidelines, is a combination theoretical explanations and practical exercises. Every step will be explained with examples of approved proposals and discussed in working groups and question and answer sessions. 

The course will be held by a professional with consolidated experience in EU funding.

Day one

The Project Cycle Management: all the phases

09.45 Introduction to the Project Cycle Management Approach

10.00Project Programming and Identification

11.30 Coffee break

11.45 Project Formulation

12.45 Project Implementation, including Monitoring, Reporting, Evaluation and Audit

13.15 Lunch

The Logical Framework Approach (LFA): analysis phase

14.45 Stakeholder analysis

15.15 Working groups/practical exercise

16.15 Coffee break

16.30 Report of the working groups results in plenary session

17.00 Question and answer (Q&A) session

18.00 End of day one

Day two

09.30 Problem analysis – Working groups/practical exercise

10.00 Report of the working groups results in plenary session

10.30 Analysis of objectives and analysis of strategies

11.00 Coffee break

11.15 Working groups/practical exercise

11.30 Report of the working groups results in plenary session

12.00 Development of the Logical Framework Matrix

13.30 Lunch

14.30 Practical exercise

16.30 Report and discussion from Working Groups

18.00 End of the tutorial