- Category Face-To-Face Classroom
- Duration 10h30m
- Language English
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Approaching the EU as a donor
1-day training course designed to strengthen the participants’ skills and capacity to identify EU funding opportunities and approach EU delegations for mobilizing funds for their projects.
Applying for EU funding has not only to do with organisations’ capacity of writing good project proposals but entails an extra effort that goes far beyond this. It is a matter of institutional knowledge, of being aware of the EU priorities in a given sector or area of intervention. It also entails a solid and continuous collaboration with EU staff both at field and HQ level, ensuring that your organization has something relevant to share and move forward.
In this course you will become acknowledged of the EU funding processes and trends, you will learn how to build a collaboration strategy which is based on common priorities and objectives and how to adopt a proactive attitude towards the relevant EU interlocutors.
By the end of this course, participants will:
- Know the main actors involved in the EU external aid programmes
- Become familiar with the EU programming and funding system
- Know the objectives of the EU Programmes Global Europe NDICI and IPA III
- Be able to analyse Multiannual Indicative Programmes, Annual Action Programme and other strategic documents to identify possible funding opportunities
- Be able to prepare a strategy to properly work with the EU in the next few years
- Know how to negotiate with EU delegations to get project financed
- Be aware of the differences between direct negotiations, application through calls for proposals or a Trust Funds.
By subscribing to this course, you will have access to a dedicated page on the PuntoSud learning platform. From here, you can have access to logistic information, download the course materials, complete some assignments.
The curse is structured in 1 day of 10h30m (7 hours of interactive sessions)
Total time commitment over the period of the course is approximately 10h30m:
- Preliminary tasks – 30 mins – you will be asked to introduce yourself, complete the survey on training expectations and go through some preliminary training materials.
- Live sessions – 7 hours – 1 session - the session will be facilitated by PuntoSud experts and includes lectures, plenary and group discussions, group work etc.
- Additional learning material – 1h30m – for the duration of the course, you will have at your disposal additional readings and documents, exercises and interactive eLearning modules that you can follow at your own pace.
- Forum discussion – you can ask questions and share relevant information with the trainers and the other participants.
- Final tasks – 30 mins – complete the exit test and fill out the evaluation form.
This course is created for:
- Staff of NGOs, CSOs, Pillar assessed organizations staff involved in, EU resource mobilization donor engagement and proposal writing
All the material will be available 7 calendar days before the starting date and until 15 calendar days after the end of the last training session.
Once you have completed all the training material and passed the exit test, your certificate of attendance for each specific course will be available to download from the learning platform. The certificates are always available in your profile page with historical data of all PuntoSud Academy courses you’ve attended.
- How the EU institutions interact and take decisions
- External Aid Actors - mandates and guiding policies: DG INTPA, DG NEAR, DG ECHO, FPI, EEAS
- The EU Delegations
- The EU programming cycle and timeline
- The Multiannual Financial framework for External Aid, Trust funds and the Team Europe approach
- Eternal Aid Financing Instruments: a focus on the NDICI and the IPAIII priorities
- Country and thematic programming: Multiannual thematic and Annual Action Programs
- How to search for, analyse and find relevant information in the EU programmatic documents
- EU priorities for the 2021 – 2027 period
- When does the EU award grants through Call for proposal or Direct negotiation?
- Conditions and steps of a direct award
- Submitting proposals under the Trust funds
- Who and How to engage the EU Delegation and the Brussels offices staff relevant for your actions
Simona PoglianiPuntosud Academy - Head Of Department
Sara CastagnetoTraining Manager - Trainer
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How to apply
At the moment this course is available for in-house sessions only. If you are interested, please contact us at this email address email@example.com