What is it about?
The course offers an overview of the various EU funding programmes over the period 2014-2020 and a practical approach towards selecting amongst them, accessing and managing EU funding.
Who is it for?
Anyone who is new to the workings of the EU institutions, their policies and programmes and who is considering applying for funding to support the implementation of their activities and achievement of their objectives. Representatives of any organisation, be it private company, public organisation, or NGO, active in the economic, educational, cultural, social or environmental sector would benefit from attending this course. Senior and middle management representatives are best placed to be able to reap the benefits of this course.
Course sessions:14.00 – 17.30
Our trainer has 15 years of experience in EU funding, including
working with EU institutions and acting as expert evaluator of project proposals
Refreshments and Course Notes included.
Why Should You Attend?
The EU funds for 2014-2020 are gaining speed, with most of the programmes being now launched. For this new 7 year financing period, the EU has gone all out to create better support instruments, aiming at simpler and more coherent application processes and implementation conditions. The various programmes have been rehashed, streamlined, integrated with a view to ensuring most synergy, effectiveness and efficiency in the use of EU funds.
Horizon 2020, COSME, Erasmus+, Creative Europe, LIFE and many other EU territorial cooperation and cohesion programmes have been launched, some operating at a European, others at a macro-regional and national level. Some are focused on certain themes (e.g. research, innovation, education & training, arts and creative economy, environment and resource efficiency), new instruments and schemes have been created with a specific focus on SMEs, others have been left with a wider scope, and grants are being complemented by an increasing number of loan financing instruments.
Understanding all these new programmes and how the various changes translate for potential beneficiaries is of utmost importance to ensure a successful use of EU funds. How are these programmes to be pursued and applied for to ensure the highest chance of success? How are projects to be implemented in practice to ensure that no approved EU funding will be lost?
Areas Covered in the Seminar:
Session 1: Overview of the EU, its policies, main implementation mechanisms and grants principles
Session 2: Overview of the main EU funding programmes 2014-2020
Session 3: How to effectively devise an EU funding project proposal
Session 4: How to manage EU funded projects