EU Project Management Training
November 7-11, 2022
Since 2010 Venice International University and Europelago Foundation have been jointly managing the Euro-Project Training Unit at VIU which provides training in project, financial and operational management of EU-funded projects.
The training course will offer complete, up-to-date training on European project management. It will allow participants to acquire the techniques and methods that are essential for drafting and presenting projects, with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of the project proposals, and their relevance to the scope of EU calls, legislation, and regulations.
Advanced Training Course in EU Project Management
The course was originally developed in 1999 to teach project management skills to Italian companies and public authorities and increase their success in accessing European funds. It is one of the most authoritative training programmes offered in this field in Italy. Hundreds of participants have successfully completed the course over the years, including professionals both in the public sector (local and state authorities, universities, health authorities, and agencies) and in businesses, associations, training companies, social enterprises and also young people who wish gain additional skills in order to improve their employability.
In November 2022, VIU will offer a special edition of the training course to staff from member universities.
Dates: November 7-11, 2022
Fees: The program is sponsored by Venice International University and there are no program fees.
Participants will however be expected to cover the cost of their own travel, accommodation and meals.
Application deadline: September 15, 2022 (rolling admissions are continuing beyond the deadline while places are available)
Instructor: Marco Buemi
Marco Buemi is a Validated Lead Expert of the URBACT program, he worked for three years for the Swedish government and for eleven years for the Italian government as Coordinator of Indirect Funds and Project manager of European Direct Funds at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Department for Equal Opportunities. Since 2017 he has been following for the Metropolitan City of Bologna the Crowdfunding project within the INTERREG core program. Since 2018 he has been Project Manager for the City of Turin and Rome. Since 2019 he has been following several projects within the ENI CBC program and he is an Expert Evaluator for EU Commission for the 2021-27 period. On these issues he has a blog in L'Espresso entitled "Sustainable Objective"
Monday, November 7
Welcome and introduction to Venice International University
Module 1 – Sources of information and the "map" of European funds
Official and unofficial sources of information
Geographical rationale of all directly funded projects. EU 2021- 2027 programming
International and global challenges, and their interaction with EU scopes and programmes implementation
Tuesday, November 8 through Friday, November 11
Module 2 – Techniques and methods for drafting EU-funded projects
9.30 am - 1.00 pm Morning Session | 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm Afternoon Session
- Preliminary processing and development of the project idea, stakeholders analysis
- Needs assessment Monitoring and selection of opportunities
- Subsidiarity and correct approach to EU calls for proposals
- EU added value and principles of project proposal self assessment
- Project leadership, partnerships and management structure of the project
- Planning methodology, Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework – targeting the right beneficiaries
- Structuring of a project into work packages, outputs, outcomes, milestones and deliverables;
- MEAL, monitoring and evaluation of a project, how to select the right indicators – impact of the project: objectives and results
- Project forms for direct EU programmes
- Structuring and explanation of the project budget
- Project efficiency and project efficacy
- Project implementation and management; logistics and procurement
- How to communicate and disseminate a project
- Evaluation phases of projects from European Commission and external experts
Each day there will be small group exercises on practical cases and recent or current call forms.
The participants can book accommodation on the San Servolo campus at the following rates:
4 nights in a single room: €240
4 nights in a double room: €190 (sharing, cost per person)
Additional nights before or after the course may be booked if requested, subject to availability.
The accommodations on San Servolo are managed by San Servolo Servizi Metropolitani. You will have the opportunity to request a pre-booking in the course application form. Once registration for the Staff Training Week closes, you will receive a link to complete your booking and payment directly with San Servolo Servizi Metropolitani.
There are two dining options on the San Servolo Campus.
- A café that serves croissants, muffins, sandwiches, salads, hot and cold beverages.
- A restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch. Breakfast costs €8. Lunch costs €11 (reduced rate for participants of VIU activities).
A social activity will be organized during the week and will be sponsored by Venice International University.
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