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Preparing successful proposals for DG DEVCO and DG NEAR

Course Description

The European Union is one of the most important donors supporting NGOs’ actions in development cooperation. It can be considered a “generous” donor, allocating huge funds for development cooperation projects, but also a demanding one. For this reason, NGOs are often discouraged, in particular in front of the application process, which may seem too complex.

Through this series of webinars, you will get an in-depth overview of the application formats to be used in response to EU (DG EuropeAid and DG NEAR) calls for proposals (i.e. concept note, full application, logical framework and budget). You will also get some tips on how to collect and provide the requested information, also by using appropriate methodologies, like to Theory of Change that will also support you in the preparation of the logframe. Finally, you will get skills in preparing realistic budgets, by knowing the eligibility principles and the simplified costs options proposed by the EU.

The contents of this course refer to the version 2016 of the PRAG annexes (e.g. Special conditions, General conditions, Contract award procedures).

The webinar is divided into 3 lessons of 1:30 hours each and is delivered on-line. You can apply to the full course or just to one or more sessions.

Specific Objective

To ensure an in-depth knowledge of DG EuropeAid/DG NEAR application procedure and develop skills in preparing good project proposals for EU-funded projects.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Prepare project proposals clearly responding to EU requirements;
  • Know the basis of the Theory of Change, useful for the preparation of effective logframes;
  • Formulate realistic budget, respecting the eligibility principles and other EU requirements.

Methodology: how to participate

The course is delivered on-line, in a virtual classroom. All what you need to participate is a computer and an Internet connection. Each session is facilitated by one or more trainers who will share information, suggestions and best practices with participants, with the support of ppt presentations, websites presentation and other materials. During the webinar sessions, you will be able to interact with the trainers and the other participants with questions and comments. Between one session and the other, you will be invited to do a practical exercise on what have been learned in the previous session.

In case you will not be available at the established time, all sessions are recorded and can be followed whenever you can. If you cannot take part in one or more of the online live events, you can register anyway to the course and we will send you the webinar registration via email.

At the end of the course, a certificate of attendance will be sent to all participants.

Course Agenda

Lesson 1 – Preparing the application form: concept note and full application

  • The calls for proposals system
  • Preparing a concept note
  • Preparing the full application

Lesson 2 – Theory of Change and Logical Framework

  • Benefits of the Theory of Change
  • The Logframe matrix: tips and tricks
  • An example of Logframe

Lesson 3 – Preparing the budget

  • Eligibility principles and types of eligible costs
  • EU budget format
  • Simplified cost options

3-lesson webinar to improve the participants’ knowledge and skills in preparing successful project proposals

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Training Details

Target group and prerequisites

NGOs’ staff involved in fundraising and preparation of project proposals who need a refreshment on EU application system, both at field and HQ level. Also suggested to beginners who wish to skills in the preparation of project proposals.

Number of participants

Max 20 per session.

Duration

3 days (1h30 each, from 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m. CET|CEST)

System requirements

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Course Prices
ALL LESSONS
120 Euro

EARLY BOOKING: 25% off

MULTIPLE BOOKING: 25% off 3 or more bookings

Event dates
TypeDateLocationTitleLanguageTarget GroupCostStatus
webinar5 - 19 February 2019
(h 13:30-15)
On the WebPreparing successful proposals for DG DEVCO and DG NEAR (3 lessons)EnglishStudents, international cooperation and humanitarian aid workers 120 Euro
(25% off for early and multiple booking)
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webinar25 September - 09 October 2018
(h 13:30-15)
On the WebPreparing successful proposals for DG DEVCO and DG NEAR (3 lessons)EnglishStudents, international cooperation and humanitarian aid workers 120 Euro
(25% off for early and multiple booking)
CLOSED
webinar18 June, 25 June, 2 July 2018
(h 13:30-15)
On the WebPreparing successful proposals on EU development cooperation (3 lessons)EnglishStudents, international cooperation and humanitarian aid workers 120 Euro
(25% off for early and multiple booking)
CLOSED
webinar6 - 20 March 2018
(h 13:30-15)
On the WebPreparing successful proposals in response to EU calls for proposals (3 lessons)EnglishStudents, international cooperation and humanitarian aid workers 120 Euro
(25% off for early and multiple booking)
CLOSED
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