EDITIONS
Continuous editions
TARGET
Project Managers, Area Managers and Assistants, Project Designers, Entrepreneurs, Professionals and Researchers interested or involved in the elaboration of project proposals, for the participation to European, national or local call for proposals.
OBJECTIVES OF COURSE
The fundamental scope of this Course is to analyze different instruments of European funding: from those directly managed by the European Commission (for example Horizon 2020 and COSME Programmes) to those managed and distributed by national authorities (for example Structural Funds and contributions of the European Social Fund).
Details will be given about different types of European Call for proposals, their nature and relevance, requirements for correct participation and timing of different calls (opening and closing details). Attendees will receive information about concrete tools for the analysis of every kind of call for proposals (from official journals to specific websites), with special attention to European institutions in charge of the distribution of funds and students will also receive latest news about European policies and strategies in the field of European funding.
TEACHING CONTENTS
I MODULE (one day)
– The European Programming valid for the period 2014-2020 and different types of European funding (one hour)
– The European Cohesion Policy (two hours):
– The European Structural Funds – European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund
– The Cohesion Fund
– European External Cooperation Programmes (one hour):
– European Programmes for the cooperation with Third Countries: IPA, ENPPI, DCI
– European Programmes (three hours):
– HORIZON 2020, the structure and the objectives
– The Second Pillar of Horizon 2020: the Sme Instrument
– The Third Pillar of Horizon 2020
– COSME Programme and Programmes dedicated to Small and Medium Enterprises
– LIFE Programme
– European Call for proposals in general. Who can participate and who can obtain funding
– Eligible Countries
– The European definition of Small and Medium Enterprises
– Independent, linked and associated companies
– Percentages of funding and of cofinancing
– Simulation exercises (one hour)
II MODULE (one day)
– Contents of European call for proposals and information needed (one hour)
– The “life” of an European Project (Project Cycle). Fundamental principles (one hour)
– The European Project Design. The elaboration of a project proposal (one hour)
– Characteristics of an European Project. Beneficiaries of project (one hour)
– Introduction to Horizon 2020 Participant Portal and to the most useful website in the field of European design and calls searching (one hour)
– European Call for Tenders (TED). Different types of TED searching (depending on commercial opportunities, sectors of activity, place of delivery of goods and services) (two huours)
– Simulation exercises (one hour).
TRAINING METHODOLOGIES
The course entirely develops in class.
TRAINING MATERIAL
At the beginning of each lesson students will receive printed slides. During lessons, websites and useful links will be communicated to students and this material will be used for the development of different simulation exercises.
DURATION OF COURSE
The course will last 16 hours.
NUMBER OF ATTENDEES
Maximum number of students: 15.