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Upon your request

Location:
Brussels or anywhere in Europe

SPEAKER(S):
EU funding experts Project managers of FP7

MAXIUM PARTICIPANTS:
10 Participants

FEE:
€ 550/participant

EU Funding Professional Training

Billions of euros available for private sector development, regional governments, training and social issues. Find out how to apply for them and secure grants from the European Commission, European Investment Bank and other organisations. Case studies, best practices and more!

Programme

09:00
Introduction

• Participants’ introduction and course objectives

09:15 Grants & EU funds I
• Background information, funding areas, conditions & eligibility criteria:
FP7, CIP, Marco Polo, Structural Funds
• Joint Initiatives

10:45
Coffee break

11:00
Grants & EU funds II

• Background information, funding areas, conditions & eligibility criteria:
Joint Initiatives, Public Procurement, State Aid, External Aid, Banks
• The new Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020

12:45
Lunch break

14:00
Cumulating EU Funding Sources

• General rules
• Co-financing & complementary financing
• Scenarios
• How to mix funding
• How to identify opportunities for complementary funding

14:45
Workshop Simulation: Project Preparation I

• Information sources, documentation & monitoring
• Methodology for evaluating & planning funding projects
• Identifying partners, how and when, selection criteria
• Project proposal preparation & project cycle

15:30
Coffee break

15:45
Workshop Simulation: Project Preparation II

• Institutional background: from policy to funding
• Meeting the EU expectations
• Operational side: centralisation/decentralisation
• How to contact EC decision makers and stakeholders
• Identifying the relevant programme
• Matching your projects to the available funds, examples
• Project Budget: balance, coherence, eligibility, cost accounting
• Direct costs, overheads, accounting and subcontracting
• Formalising the project with the correct project management tools
• Pert & Gantt diagrams, Work Packages, Work Plan and others

17:15
Operational Conclusions

Module II – Upon request

09:00
Introduction

• Review of Day 1 and course objectives for day 20

09:15
Tricks of the Trade

• Writing rules and good practices
• Financial and legal compliance
• Common mistakes and how to avoid them
• Evaluation process & what counts for the evaluators
• How to maximise your chances of success
• How to handle negotiations

10:30
Coffee break

10:45
Managing a Funding Project

• Rules and contractual obligations
• Implementing the project and the kick off meeting
• The Grant Agreement, amendments and conditions
• Management tools
• Managing partnerships
• Communication plan
• Follow up, reporting, evaluation, administrative and financial management
• Audits & evaluation visits

12:45
Lunch Break

14:00
EU Funding Simulation & Group Exercise I

• Elaborate a project development plan
• Convincing proposals and sound concepts to apply
• Budget exercise

15:30
Coffee break

15:45
EU Funding Simulation & Group Exercise II

• Presentation of project plans and project proposals drafted by the participants
• Simulation of the interaction with the relevant Public Authorities or Grant Managers

17:00
De-briefing of the Simulation & Practical Tips

17:15
Operational Conclusions & Evaluation

Location
Brussels or anywhere you request the course to be organised in Europe

Maximum: 10 participants

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