Quality EU Project Management – Erasmus+

– Quality and efficiency for your international projects!

Topic/ theme: European Project Management

 At your request, the courses can be structured for a different schedule (5 training days).

 SESSIONS

PORTUGAL:

20-28.04.2017/2018/2019

25.08-02.09.2017/2018/2019

GIBRALTAR:  

11-19.07.2017/2018/2019

MALTA:

10-18.11.2017/2018/2019;

08-17.05.2017/2018/2019

04-12.10.2017/2018/2019

ROMANIA:

27.06-05.07.2017/2018/2019,

26.10-03.11.2017/2018/2019 Special Halloween session in Dracula’s castle

CYPRUS:

23-31.01.2017/2018/2019

Sending partners: educational organizations involved in formal, non-formal and informal learning: schools, adult training centers, resource centers and other relevant organization active in the adult education field established in Erasmus+ program countries.

 Participants: 20-25 adults involved in education

Course fee: According to the Erasmus+ guide, 70 euros / training day, including course preparation, training, training materials, administration costs, organizational costs, 24 hours emergency support.

Trainers: multinational team of trainers – Portuguese, Romanian and Maltese, SALTO affiliated, with specialization courses in more than 15 European countries.

 Languages used: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French. The training materials will be provided in English. On request, Spanish and French.

Objectives:

  • to develop competences on planning, managing and assessing European projects in order to improve their quality according to EU regulations
  • to promote the use of the Project Management Cycle guidelines and the Logical Framework Approach
  • to share best practices and transfer practical knowledge on project management between different cultural zones (at least 3 countries)
  • to develop tools (project check-lists, needs questionnaires, dissemination techniques etc.) for key Project Cycle Management phases
  • to enable participants to find at least 3 project ideas and techniques for their own context
  • to increase participants’ confidence in their international cooperation skills and communication strategies on an institutional level
  • to promote European cooperation in the field of education within the framework of the Erasmus+ program by partnership building

Methodology

Most of the educational approaches are inspired from constructivist pedagogy. The project has a holistic approach and uses various tools during the different activities. The basis of the curricula is the Project Cycle Management Guidelines, as defined by the European Commission.

Days Module Details of activities and methodology
Day 1,2 Culture and interculturality Intercultural games. Working in an international project – how to communicate and connect. Team building: working with colleagues and stakeholders – practical exercises followed by  a debate. Stereotypes and prejudices in the international project management. Cultural landscape – project tour exploring exterior manifestations of culture
Day 3,4 Participation and facilitation Communication (assertive, aggressive, passive)Working with stakeholders. Participatory Approach. Games, methods and tools for improving communication. Non-verbal communication in the work environment. Partners: expectations, searching, communicating – debate
Day 5,6 Project Cycle Management Fund raising – forum theatre method. Stages of Project Cycle Management. Practical exercices: – Quality indicatorsTasks, resposibilities, tools. Practical exercise: Erasmus+ strategic partnerships.
Midterm evaluation
Day 7 Logical Framework Approach The analysis and planning stage. Simulation: the problem tree and the objectives tree. Research project followed by role play: The Matrix. Practical exercises: project check-list. Practical exercises on the E-Twinning platform.
Days 8 Monitoring, Evaluation and Audit Study visit to a local institution which is implementing European projects. Dissemination of previous European projects made by all partners. Key tasks and responsibilities. Simulation game: assessment, evaluation and audit criteria. Exploring the urban landscape – the city and outdoor projects’ results.
Day 9 Evaluation Dissemination and valorization activities planning. Using European certification tools: Europass Mobility certificate, upgrading the Europass Language Passport and Europass Skills Passport. Project evaluation. Certification ceremony.
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