Europe for you!

In November DAC has facilitated a presentation of the Erasmus+ programme for the students enrolled in the Barn och Fritid program at Hulebäck gymnasium.

The presentation was organized as part of DACs “Europe for you!” initiative of making accesible European funds through reaching different categories of possible beneficiaries.

Below you can see a photo collage from the event:


INTERREG networking and project development event

Development Assistance Center participated at the INTERREG North Sear Region – Interwork project development event organized in in Gothenburg on November 15.

DAC has presented a project idea for which we are looking for partners. The project idea is on the topic of knowledge transfer in the field of social economy. Interested possible partners are welcome to contact us at


The North Sea INTERREG programme has four priorities:


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Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.
Specific objectives

  1. Develop new or improved knowledge partnerships between businesses, knowledge institutions, public administrations and end users with a view to long-term cooperation (post project) on developing products and services.
  2. Enhance regional innovation support capacity to increase long-term innovation levels and support smart specialization strategies.
  3. Stimulate the public sector to generate innovation demand and innovative solutions for improving public service delivery.



Thematic objective
Preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency.

Specific objectives

  1. Promote the development and adoption of products, services and processes to accelerate greening of the North Sea Region economy.
  2. Stimulate the adoption of new products, services and processes to reduce the environmental footprint of regions around the North Sea.



Thematic objective
Promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management.
Preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency.

Specific objectives

  1. Demonstrate new and/or improved methods for improving the climate resilience of target sites.
  2. Develop new methods for the long-term sustainable management of North Sea ecosystems.



Thematic objective
Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures.

Specific objectives

  1. Develop demonstrations of innovative and/or improved transport and logistics solutions with potential to move large volumes of freight away from long-distance road transportation.
  2. Stimulate the take-up and application of green transport solutions for regional freight and personal transport.

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More information about the programme and the event can be found at the link below:

SEEDS for NEEDS local event

Claudia Andreasson and Ruben Jenssen have facilitated the local level workshop implemented by DAC as part of the SEEDS capacity building project.

The workshop was organized in collaboration with the Anna Lindh Foundation Sweden and brought together a diversity of participants representing both NGOs and public institutions as well as persons interested in developing a social company.

The workshop took place on the 9th of April in the World Culture Museum in Gothenburg, Sweden. Claudia and Ruben, the two facilitator and specialists on the topic, have tested the methods developed in the SEEDS project with the purpose of developing a workshop format that will not only inform but inspire non-governmental organization to develop social business and thus decrease their financial dependency on public funds.

Below are several photos from the event. Enjoy!


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STRATEG+ Advanced training on quality in Strategic partnerships in the field of youth

Training Course

8-13 June 2016 | Gothenburg, Sweden


The training course is organized by Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhälletsfrågor and will be facilitated by one of DAC’s staff – Andreea Maris.

Andreea has experience in writing and managing several Strategic partnership projects and has several years of experience in facilitating learning processes.
She have attended the Training of Trainers long term course organized by SALTO between 2013-2014.

She have previously colaborate with the MUCF in delivering the international course U SEE+ (Using Social Entrepreneurship in Erasmus+).


Deadline to enroll: 10 April 2016


This training course is addressed to coordinators or partners of granted KA2 Strategic partnership projects for participants who are project coordinators, staff or youth leaders working directly with ongoing or finished Strategic partnership Projects.

Further on the training course targets those who are:
• interested in developing their management and reporting competences
• willing to work on the quality of their international projects
• able to use English as a working language

The overall aim is to support the target group to implement qualitative projects through the development of participants’ competences to manage and report Strategic partnerships in the field of youth.


The specific objectives of the TC are:
• To help the participants understand the importance of the partnership as a quality element for the project implementation;
• To explore different project management instruments and increase their ability to design own instruments;
• To explore the role and the challenges of the intellectual outputs, multiplier events and TTL activities;
• To discuss qualitative and quantitative indicators for project activities;
• To explore the reporting criteria and consider those project elements that have to be monitored during the project’s lifespan;
• To offer a space for peer learning among experienced project workers;
• To offer support during the project implementation and reporting through individual coaching sessions.


STRATEG+ will focus on specific activities of the strategic partnerships as project management, transnational project meetings, intellectual outputs, multiplier events or training, teaching and learning activities from the perspective of transversal activities as project and budget monitoring, quality and relevance to the objective as well from a risk management perspective and will answer to questions as:
How do to ensure a strong and functional partnership? When and how to include intellectual outputs and multiplier events?
Which is the purpose of TTL activities in a strategic partnership? How to ensure the quality of the activities, monitor the budget and payments made as well as monitor the project’s risks? What to monitor during the project in relation with reaching our objectives and reporting the project?


An introductory part for the TC will be done in the on-line environment so that the participants got to know each other and have prepared eventual tasks.
After the training course the participants will be able to receive support through their project management and reporting phase with the purpose of increasing the quality of the implemented Strategic partnerships projects around Europe.
The TC will be based on the application form for the Key Action 2 Strategic partnerships for youth – Development of innovation.