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  • Category Face-To-Face Classroom
  • Duration 23,45 hours
  • Language English
  • Date 28-29-30 June 2022

Face-To-Face Classroom

Become a master of contractual and financial management of EU Grants under the PRAG rules

3-day face-to-face training to provide a specific and practical overview of all the rules and procedures applicable to Grants contract signed under the PRAG 2021

Course Description

The course will provide a specific and practical overview of all the rules and procedures applicable to Grants under the PRAG. You will get best practices and tools to be used to solve all types of issues and challenges you may face in the implementation of EU-funded projects. You will become competent in procurement, M&E, cost eligibility, communication and visibility and reporting. You will be able to ensure fruitful partnership and coordination mechanisms and will learn how to properly deal with changes that might arise during project implementation. Finally you will know what to expect from and expenditure verification or an audit and how to be properly prepared for this challenging phase of your project.

The course will be set up with a practical approach making use of case studies, good and bad examples from the real life. Moreover, participants will be able to share tips and practical experiences among them, do interactive exercises and group works.

A constant reference to the EU’s official documents and websites (e.g. ePRAG, Grant contracts and annexes, eCompanion) will be used to make the participants familiar with them for future reference.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

 

  • Properly apply PRAG procedures concerning grants and relevant internal organisation’s rules
  • Build and manage effective project partnerships.
  • Set up and use a suitable monitoring plans to check results and project expenditure.
  • Prepare a procurement plan and properly apply procurement procedures.
  • Easily deal with financial support to third parties.
  • Implement communication and visibility activities according to relevant rules.
  • Deal with potential changes that arise during project implementation.
  • Report on results achieved and costs incurred.
  • Be prepared for the expenditure verification and possible audits.
Course structure and timing

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 course is structured in 3 days of 7,00 hours of interactive online sessions combined with self-learning. The total time to complete the course is approximately 23,45 hours:

 

  • Preliminary tasks 1 hour – you will be asked to introduce yourself, complete the survey on training expectations and go through some preliminary training materials.
  • Live sessions21 hours – 3 sessions of 7 hours each - the sessions will be facilitated by PuntoSud experts and they include lectures, plenary and group discussions, group work, quizzes
  • Additional learning material1,5 hours, you will have at your disposal additional readings and documents that you can study at your own pace.
  • Forum discussion – you can ask questions and share relevant information with the trainers and the other participants after the training
  • Final tasks15 mins – complete the exit test and fill out the evaluation form.
Who is this course for

This course is designed for:

 

  • Staff of NGOs and other not-for-profit organizations with some experience in the EU funding and programming system who are interested in obtaining a complete overview on the key PRAG rules to follow when managing EU grants for their development projects.
  • Professionals and consultants who are interested in becoming more familiar with the implementing rules of grants under the PRAG.
  • NOT appropriate for pillar-assessed organizations’ staff acting under the Contribution Agreement.

 

Basic knowledge of the EU programming and funding system is needed for this course; previous experience in managing EU grants is suitable.

How long you will have access to training material

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.

Certificate of attendance

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.

Do you have any additional question?

For any queries please have a look at our FAQs. If you don’t find what you’re looking for or need additional information, please get in touch with our customer care service.

Skill Level

Intermediate - Advanced

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