Call for participants for the 2nd training course for the Project Instruments for Erasmus+ project. Malaga, Spain 21-27 March 2017.

Development Assistance Center is looking for four persons interested to take part in the training course “Project Instruments for Erasmus+” that will take place in Malaga, Spain between 21-27 March 2017.

 

The training course will provide the participants with instruments and work procedures for the successful implementation of their Erasmus+ projects.

The objectives of the training courses are:

  • Reflect upon the process of project management and the benefits of managing projects with the help of dedicated instruments;
  • Explore the quality elements and project management needs of more complex projects (including more than one international mobility);
  • Get familiar with and learn to use the project management instruments developed in PIE+;
  • Give feedback on the presented instruments;
  • Network with project managers and organizations working and interested in working with more complex projects;
  • Create a framework for sharing of good practices and peer learning related with project implementation, monitoring and reporting.

The target group for the TC:

  • Project managers with experience in Erasmus+ projects and/or those that have an approved project that will start soon;
  • Working level of English language;
  • Capacity and will to disseminate the information and content of the training and the PIE+ instruments to at least three other persons from their own organization/institution and/or other relevant stakeholders (only those participants from outside the PIE+ partnership)*;

*We expect that the participants in the TC, representing other organizations than DAC (or the partner organisations), will organize an information session to at least three other persons from their organization/institution. Those participating in the course will be asked to provide signed participants list and a one page report of the dissemination event they have done.

Expected impact of the TCs

Increased project management capacities will only benefit the partners and the target group of the project. Developing the project management capacities of the staff of an organization means keeping costs, timeframes and resources to budget while reducing the chance of a project failing. It ensures a minimum level of quality and that the activities are organized and followed up properly. It helps the organizations to use their human resources better increasing in this way the capacity of implementing more projects simultaneously and affecting more and better their target group.

Better project management has many benefits for an organization and all of them are translated into a more successful activity and impact on the target group. Better project management can lead to the development of the organization and its activities and to an increased professionalization of the youth organizations.

Financial conditions:

Accommodation, meals, conference room and coffee breaks are provided through the PIE+ project.

The international transport will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 360 Euro and only after the end of the project (July 2017).

 

Those interested to take part in the training course are invited to fill in the below registration form:

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The deadline to apply is Friday 10th of February.

For questions or more information about the training course please contact Andreea Maris at andreea.maris @ yahoo.com

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Instruments Development Group meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus

KOKEN, our Cypriot partner organisation have hosted the fourth international meeting between the 16th and 19th of December. The meeting took place in Nicosia, Cyprus and brough together the members of the IDG group from Sweden, Romania and Greece. The French project manager have also joined the group as he joined the efforts in developing the intellectual outputs planned in the project.

 

The aim of the meeting was to continue the work with the development of the project management instruments and start recording the video support materials.

During the meeting the group has presented a part of the modifications made as a follow-up of the last comments from the reference group as well as from the feedback received after the training course in Greece (12-18 October 2016).

We have also discussed what would be the best way to record the voice and visual support materials and have proceeded with preparing the text that will be recorded. Several  other points were also on the agenda and are described in the meeting report.

Check out some of the photos from the meeting!

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:
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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 sweden.dac@gmail.com

 

The North Sea INTERREG programme has four priorities:

I. THINKING GROWTH

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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.

 

II. ECO-INNOVATION

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.

 

III. SUSTAINABLE North Sea Region

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.

 

IV. GREEN TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY

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:

http://northsearegion.eu/about-the-programme/events/interwork-gothenburg/

SEEDS 2

SEEDS 2 is a capacity building project developed based on the knowledge gathered in the SEEDS project.
The project aims at developing modules to train youth organisations both in Europe and in Latin America to develop youth exchanges, summer camps and local trainings to train and inspire young people on social entrepreneurship through non formal methods.

1st International training course for Project Instruments for Erasmus+

The first training course organized as part of Project Instruments for Erasmus+ took part in Florina, Greece between 12-18th of October 2016 in Florina, Greece.

The selection of participants was the responsibility of each partner organization who has promoted the training course through their webpages and networks. A call for partners was also created on the SALTO webpage.

Each partner organization was asked to identify two participants coming from their own organizations but also two participants from other organizations.

The partner organizations have initially identified all the participants but due to some late cancellations the total number of participants attending the training course was twenty six (26) participants from the seven partner countries.

The course was designed based on the project management instruments developed in the project. The objective of the training course was to give the opportunity to the participants to test the instruments and to give feedback on them as well as to create a framework of peer learning on the topic of project management in the Erasmus+ programme.

The participants in the training course tested several of the instruments developed in the PIE+ project and they will have access to all of them after the final form will be delivered.

The specific objectives of the training courses were:

  • Reflect upon the process of project management and the benefits of managing projects with the help of dedicated instruments;
  • Explore the quality elements and project management needs of more complex projects (including more than one international mobility);
  • Get familiar with and learn to use the project management instruments developed in PIE+;
  • Give feedback on the presented instruments;
  • Network with project managers and organizations working and interested in working with more complex projects;
  • Create a framework for sharing of good practices and peer learning related with project implementation, monitoring and reporting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The report of the training course is available at the link below:
Report Training Course Greece – PIE+

Transnational project meeting in Torino

The fourth international meeting for the project PIE+ took place in Torino, Italy between 9-12 September 2016.

The meeting brought together the Project Management Group composed of one project manager from each of the partner countries and the Instruments Development Group composed of four experts from Greece, Italy, Romania and Sweden.

The two groups have worked together in the first day of activities when the IDG have presented the instruments developed to the PMG and received feedback.
During the second day the groups worked in parallel, the IDG with continuing the development of the instruments and the PMG developing the project’s evaluation strategy, reviewing quality indicators as well as discussing the preparation of the two training courses and of the multiplier events to be organized in the first part of 2017.

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