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Efficient & Effective Project Management for EU funded Projects

Efficient & Effective Project Management for EU funded Projects

The ‘Efficient & effective Project Management for EU funded projects’ (PMEU) is a masterclass course that equips all those involved in the management/coordination as well as all those responsible for the technical and financial progress on behalf of their institutions with the required knowledge and expertise in dealing in an efficient & effective manner with the management of EU funded projects. This course is a masterclass course delivered by experts in the area of EC funded projects and it has been designed in an easy-to-follow manner, irrespective of the experience of the delegates in the specific field of study. The course will offer substantial help and benefit to a wide range of individuals, such as project managers, project coordinators, research officers, legal representatives (i.e. school principals, directors) as well as those working in the International Relations Office of Universities, to deal with the ever-demanding needs of reporting and monitoring of EC funded projects.  The course covers all important areas of project management, such as obligations related to reporting and visibility of EC funded projects. Moreover, the course offers a comprehensive overview on the various forms of audits as well as tools for efficient & effective monitoring & evaluation.  The delegates are benefited from a detailed review and analysis of financial risks and the mitigation measures for dealing with these risks. Finally, the delegates will be offered a ‘hands-on’ experience with two unique case studies which will highlight the amount of work needed during periodic (i.e. annual) reviews and the evaluation of the project during these reviews by EC

 

Main Aims

  • Acquire in depth knowledge of EC project reporting
  • Comprehend the obligations for visibility & communication/dissemination of EC funded

projects

  • Preparing & dealing with obligations resulting from EC audits
  • Understand the importance of project monitoring & self-evaluation
  • Setting up evaluation tools for the project
  • In depth understanding of financial risks & implementation of mitigation measures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS – SKILLS & COMPETENCES

This course provides the general knowledge and understanding required to understand key elements of Project Management for EU funded projects. By the end of the course, delegates will have acquired capabilities to:

  • Deal with EC project reporting
  • Comprehend the obligations for visibility & communication/dissemination of EC funded projects
  • Prepare & deal with obligations resulting from EC audits
  • Understand the importance of project monitoring & evaluation
  • Set up evaluation tools for the project
  • Set up performance indicators for project monitoring & evaluation
  • Understand financial risks related to EC funded projects for their company/institution
  • Implement mitigation measures for dealing with financial risks associated with EC funded projects

The participants will:

  • Comprehend in depth the importance of efficient & effective management for EU funded projects
  • Acquire valuable knowledge in relation to the obligations arising from EU funded projects
  • Understand the responsibilities of those involved in project management & coordination
  • Understand the responsibilities of those in charge of the technical & financial progress of an EC funded project
  • Appreciate the importance of applying best principles and practices for good management
  • Learn to identify at an early stage the financial risks related to EC funded projects
  • Be able to set up mitigation measures for the identified financial risks
  • Appreciate the importance of internal and external audits

 

The methodology of the training is based on a combination of three important elements:

  • Provision of knowledge required (theory)
  • Use of training tools, such as case studies, videos, games, animations & exercises (practice – hands on experience)
  • Feedback/reflection (review)

PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)

Monday
Reporting of projects – What is needed by the EC?
  • Technical reports
  • Financial reports
  • Validation of reports by EC
  • Payment procedures by EC
Visibility of the EU’s support
  • Publicity obligations
  • Communication & Dissemination obligations

Tuesday
Audits
  • Various levels of audits
  • First, second, third level control audits
  • Follow-up visits
  • Evaluation visits
Project Monitoring
  • Purpose of monitoring
  • Performance Indicators
  • Internal evaluator/quality assurance manager
  • External evaluator

Wednesday
Setting up a reliable & effective evaluation system for EC funded projects
  • Purpose & importance of evaluation
  • Evaluation strategy
  • Evaluation tools
  • Disseminating evaluation conclusions/outcome
  • The project leader’s kits and tools
The profile of project’s manager/coordinator
  • Principles of good management of EC funded projects
  • Internal communication tools
  • Administrative tools
  • Financial management tools

Thursday
Financial Management
  • Identification of financial risks
  • Mitigation of financial risks
  • Forecasting Tools for efficient financial management
Financial Monitoring
  • Financial reports
  • Optimization of financial monitoring
  • Role & importance of external audit of accounts

Friday
CASE STUDIES:

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