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Become a master of APPEL and the PDF SF

Course Description

This e-learning course provides a complete presentation of the PDF Single Form 2014, in order to improve the participants’ capacity in dealing with its technicalities and to increase confidence in dealing with this format. It is also highlighted how to integrate the PDF application with APPEL.
The course is provided in asynchronous modality, therefore lessons will be available on the distance learning platform at any time.
The modules are delivered through presentations completed by background speech and visual effects, along with practical demonstrations on how to use the PDF tool.
It is organized around several sessions. The learner can follow it entirely or skip immediately to the topic of interest.

Specific Objective

To improve the participants’ ability to fill in the PDF Single Form and to understand the interaction with the electronic exchange system APPEL.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this e-learning course, participants become familiar with the main technical functionalities and features of the Single Form PDF format and discover how to make the most of them when preparing Action’s proposal and subsequent reports.

Course Modules

The course is divided into 8 sections.
It is focused on the online management of the Single Form and explores the different functions of the PDF application. It will provide participants with a general overview of the Single Form PDF 2014 and on how it is structured, explaining how to use the main functionalities, to attach files and to upload the Single Form on APPEL.

1. APPEL and the PDF Single Form
The course starts with a quick refresh of some background information on the Single Form and the evolution of the electronic version.
The participants learn how to use the PDF format for proposal modification and reporting and understand how to encode the document in APPEL for the submission to ECHO. The new terminology is explained.

2. The PDF Single form: main functionalities
The technical requirements that a computer has to comply with in order to run the Single Form PDF application.
Overview of the advantages and constraints of this PDF format.

3. How to create a new RQ
Starting from APPEL, this session shows step by step how to create a draft proposal, how to download the PDF format and get ready to fill- in the Single Form.

4. The logic of intervention and the financial overview 
The Logframe is one of the most important and complex parts of the Single Form, this specific session is dedicated in explaining how it works technically.

5. Upload the PDF in APPEL and submission
Interaction PDF APPEL, after completing the Single Form for the submission to ECHO

6. How to create and manage follow up documents
Modification request, interim report, Final report, NEC

7. Conclusion

free e-learning module to improve skills in dealing with ECHO eTools

Training Details

Target group and prerequisites

Staff involved in the drafting and submission of proposal and reports to DG ECHO. This e-learning requires good computer skills and experience in the implementation and the management of ECHO Actions.

Number of participants

No limits


The course lasts approximately 1 hours and should be completed within 20 days.

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Course Prices
free of charge

Training financed under the DG-ECHO Framework Contract

Event dates
TypeDateLocationTitleLanguageTarget GroupCostStatus
e-learningAlways openOn the WebDG ECHO Framework Contract - free available e-learningEnglishRestricted to ECHO-partners stafffree of chargeAPPLY NOW
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