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“IJRAAT —Investing in a Joint procedure-Ready and compliant Approach to the Application of EU PRAG rules through Training”


IJRAAT —Investing in a Joint procedure-Ready and compliant Approach to the Application of EU PRAG rules through Training

Valutazione dei bisogni formativi, progettazione e realizzazione di un programma di formazione per le ONG locali, le ONG siriane ibride registrate all’estero e le ONG internazionali non familiari con la gestione dei finanziamenti della DG NEAR.



La collaborazione con la Delegazione dell’UE in Siria è iniziata nel 2022. Il programma si prefissava, innanzitutto, di individuare i bisogni formativi delle ONG locali, delle ONG siriane ibride registrate all’estero e delle ONG internazionali con limitata familiarità rispetto alla gestione dei finanziamenti della DG NEAR. Successivamente, ha incluso la progettazione e la realizzazione di un programma di formazione il cui obiettivo consisteva nel contribuire all’aumento dell’efficienza e dell’efficacia delle azioni finanziate dall’UE attraverso il miglioramento della conoscenza dello staff delle organizzazioni rispetto alle norme ad esse applicabili.

Le nostre attività principali:

  • Valutazione dei bisogni formativi
  • Sviluppo di un corso sulle regole PRAG rilevanti per la gestione finanziaria dei finanziamenti UE
  • Realizzazione di tre sessioni di formazione di cui, due corsi virtuali di 2 giorni ciascuno e 1 corso in aula di 2 giorni a Gaziantep per un totale di 85 partecipanti.



Mondo


Lebanon, Syria, Turkey




PARTNER





BENEFICIARIES

  • 68 staff Local NGOs, hybrid syrian NGOs registered abroad and international NGOs which were “newcomers” to DG NEAR funding


PROJECT BUDGET
27.600 EUR



YEARS
2022 – 2023



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Granting and Sub-granting



SDGs
4 Quality Education SDGs Reduced Inequalities

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

CONSOLIDARE: ALTRI PROGETTI

Fight against energy poverty: evaluation of the Doniamo Energia Calls

Through the evaluation of the Bandi Energia (Energy Call for Proposals), promoted by Fondazione Cariplo and Banco dell’Energia, we contribute to the development of intervention models finalised at avoiding that disadvantaged families in the Lombardy descend into structural poverty. We do this by focusing on promoting skills and territorial networks.

Read more

best beyond stereotypes

School and gender stereotypes: an innovative intervention model

With the Be.St. – Beyond Stereotypes project we promote the development of a systemic approach across primary schools in order to facilitate relationship building amongst children based on respect and the acknowledgement of diversity in order for future generations to become more aware of their potentials.

Read more

Specialised training programme for AICS staff


Specialised training programme for AICS staff

Training programme for AICS staff based in field offices on the management of delegated cooperation projects, the use of PRAG for awarding contracts and grants to third parties and the RBM approach



In 2019, a collaboration began with the AICS office in Rome to deliver in-person training in Tunis to some representatives of the field offices with the aim of familiarising them with delegated cooperation. The main purpose of this training programme was to provide AICS staff with the necessary information and practical tools to properly submit applications for EU funding and manage EU-funded programmes in accordance with the rules of the Contribution Agreement. Subsequently, starting in 2020, similar programmes were delivered in virtual classroom mode for some of the AICS field offices. The aim of these trainings was to provide a clear framework on both the general rules of implementation of delegated cooperation projects and the use of the PRAG for the award of service, works and supply contracts and grants (Grants). Finally, in 2022, at the request of the AICS office in Maputo, a course on the new RBM approach adopted by AICS was developed and delivered.

Our activities:

  • Development of an ad hoc course on the management of delegated cooperation projects on the basis of EU rules and the AICS itself
  • Delivery of a 3-day in-person training session in Tunis for 70 representatives of the AICS foreign offices
  • Delivery of a course in virtual classroom mode on the management of delegated cooperation projects for the AICS office in Khartoum
  • Delivery of two courses on the use of PRAG for the awarding/management of supply/service/works contracts and grants to third parties
  • Delivery of four training sessions in virtual classroom mode for AICS offices in Maputo and Yangon on PRAGs
  • Development and delivery of a virtual classroom course on the Result-Based Management (RBM) approach



Mondo


World Wide




PARTNER





BENEFICIARIES

  • N° 150 representatives of AICS field offices involved in the management of EU-funded projects


PROJECT BUDGET
25.500 EUR



YEARS
2019 – 2022



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION   

Capacity building and professional training, Granting and Sub-granting



SDGs
4 Quality Education SDGs Reduced Inequalities

THE HISTORY OF THE PROJECT



BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Definition of course structure, development of materials and delivery of an in-person training session for 70 representatives of AICS foreign offices in Tunis from 17 to 19 July 2019

PROJECT BUDGET 
6500 EURO

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Definition of course structure, development of materials and delivery of a training session in virtual classroom mode of the course Effective management of EU-funded projects for the AICS foreign office team in Khartoum

PROJECT BUDGET 
4400 EURO

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Definition of course structure, development of materials and delivery of a training session in virtual classroom mode of the course Getting fear out of procurement and grant award procedures for the AICS foreign office team in Maputo

PROJECT BUDGET
4400 EURO

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Definition of the structure of the two courses, development of materials and delivery of the two training sessions in virtual classroom mode for the AICS foreign office team in Yangon

PROJECT BUDGET
4800 EURO

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Definition of course structure, development of materials and delivery of the training session in virtual classroom mode for the AICS foreign office team in Maputo

PROJECT BUDGET 
5400 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

CONSOLIDATING: OTHER PROJECTS

Fight against energy poverty: evaluation of the Doniamo Energia Calls

Through the evaluation of the Bandi Energia (Energy Call for Proposals), promoted by Fondazione Cariplo and Banco dell’Energia, we contribute to the development of intervention models finalised at avoiding that disadvantaged families in the Lombardy descend into structural poverty. We do this by focusing on promoting skills and territorial networks.

Read more

best beyond stereotypes

School and gender stereotypes: an innovative intervention model

With the Be.St. – Beyond Stereotypes project we promote the development of a systemic approach across primary schools in order to facilitate relationship building amongst children based on respect and the acknowledgement of diversity in order for future generations to become more aware of their potentials.

Read more

Strengthening support for sustainable growth of Fondazione Rava – N.P.H


Strengthening support for sustainable growth of Fondazione Rava – N.P.H

PuntoSud supported the Rava-N.P.H. Italy Foundation in a path of organizational strengthening aimed at increasing access to European Commission’s funding opportunities, in particular from the DG in charge of humanitarian aid and international cooperation. The project included support for the Foundation’s internal procedures adjustment, a training course on EU themes and project management, and analysis of cooperation opportunities with the EU and project proposal preparation.



The activities of this organizational strengthening process for the Rava-N.P.H. Italy Foundation funded by the Cariplo Foundation’s Capacity Building grant are related to three main components:

  • Internal procedures review: adjustment of internal procedures for procurement and code of conduct to international standards to facilitate access to EU funds and improve project management;
  • Dedicated training course: development and delivery of virtual classroom training sessions on: access to EU funding for development cooperation projects; project writing; monitoring and evaluation; budgeting; introduction to the EU Solidarity Corps program.
  • Specific support: analysis of cooperation opportunities with the EU in the Foundation’s intervention countries and support in preparing project proposals.



Italia


Italy


WEBSITE






BENEFICIARI

  • Staff of Fondazione Rava N.P.H. Italy and NPH International


BUDGET PROGETTO
17.000 EUR



ANNO
2020 – 2021



SETTORI DI INTERVENTO  

Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Humanitarian aid/Emergency



SDGs
4 Quality Education

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

SHARING: OTHER PROJECTS

Engaging young rural European citizens in a gender responsive approach to soil protection

The ‘Rural voices’ project, involving 12 organizations across 14 European countries, operates in rural communities by experimenting with a new learning-centered approach for non-formal education in rural areas. It will engage 21 million young European rural citizens, locally and globally, in sustainable development efforts within their communities. PuntoSud will handle the financial support management.

Read more

Training of candidate volunteers of the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps

The European Solidarity Corps programme aims to provide young people, including those with fewer opportunities, with easily accessible opportunities for engagement in solidarity activities, while improving and validating their competences.

Read more

Civil society and human rights in Eswatini

In Eswatini we support human rights associations through the promotion of knowledge and participatory methods, thus facilitating the work of local networks and the interaction between different public and private entities operating in the African country.

Read more

Enhancing WFP staff’s understanding of EC funding


Enhancing WFP staff’s understanding of EC funding

World Food Programme (WFP) is one of the most important partner of the European Union and needs to keep its staff constantly updated on the EU rules and procedures. For this reasons it requested PuntoSud to develop some eLearning modules on the use of the DG ECHO Single Form and on the management of International Development Cooperation projects



Thanks to its long-lasting experience in supporting DG ECHO partners, in 2016 PuntoSud was contracted by the World Food Programme (WFP) – Brussels office to develop an ad hoc eLearning course on the use of the ECHO eSingle Form.

The aim of this course was to give a specific and practical overview on how to fill in the Single Form format at proposal and reporting stages and to ensure WFP Country Offices’ key staff to develop quality proposals to be submitted to DG ECHO. The eLearning was developed by PuntoSud experts in cooperation with WFP relevant staff and published in WFP learning platform.

After this successful experience, in 2018 WFP requested to develop another eLearning course on how to deal with EU development funding opportunities and Grant implementation. Its main aim was to inform country offices’ staff on how to negotiate with EU delegations to get grants and how to manage these grants according to EU rules. Also this course was developed by PuntoSud and published in WFP learning platform.

Both courses were updated by PuntoSud experts in 2021-2022 on request of WFP based on novelties on the EU rules and procedures.

These elearning modules were developed using Articulate 360 Rise and Storyline applications. The courses were enriched by photos and videos (from Articulate and WFP archives), interactive tools (e.g. reading in tabs, drag and drop features) and quizzes (multiple choices, drag and drops and games).




Mondo


World Wide


WEBSITE


PARTNER





BENEFICIARI

  • WFP staff based in HQs and Country offices


BUDGET PROGETTO
85.650 EUR



ANNO
2016 – 2021



SETTORI DI INTERVENTO  

Capacity building and professional training, Humanitarian aid/Emergency



SDGs
4 Quality Education 

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

SHARING: OTHER PROJECTS

Engaging young rural European citizens in a gender responsive approach to soil protection

The ‘Rural voices’ project, involving 12 organizations across 14 European countries, operates in rural communities by experimenting with a new learning-centered approach for non-formal education in rural areas. It will engage 21 million young European rural citizens, locally and globally, in sustainable development efforts within their communities. PuntoSud will handle the financial support management.

Read more

Training of candidate volunteers of the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps

The European Solidarity Corps programme aims to provide young people, including those with fewer opportunities, with easily accessible opportunities for engagement in solidarity activities, while improving and validating their competences.

Read more

Civil society and human rights in Eswatini

In Eswatini we support human rights associations through the promotion of knowledge and participatory methods, thus facilitating the work of local networks and the interaction between different public and private entities operating in the African country.

Read more

Enhancing FAO staff’s in the management of EU resources


Enhancing FAO staff’s in the management of EU resources

The PuntoSud–Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) capacity building program was designed to ensure a smooth EU-FAO long-lasting cooperation with the common goal of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger around the world.



The EU has always been one of the major resource partners of FAO.

In the period 2008-2016, FAO entrusted several projects to PuntoSud with the objective to strengthening FAO’s staff (FAO Country Representatives, technical and operational staff active in Latin America, Middle East, Central and South-East Asia, Africa and Europe) with regard of the mobilisation of EU resources for FAO development programme worldwide.

The main project activities may be summarised as follows:

  • Study and analysis of the European institutions, their decision-making mechanisms and policies on international development cooperation and humanitarian aid.
  • Development, dissemination and updating of a “flexible” training module (adaptable to the needs of the various FAO offices in the world) delivered in 29 sessions with the aim of facilitating the FAO-EU cooperation at all stages of the project cycle.
  • The development of an eLearning to facilitate the work of the FAO regional offices on a continuous basis.

This learning programme aimed at ensuring:

  • An assessment to gather information about the most common criticalities encountered by FAO in the processes of design, implementation and evaluation of FAO-EU projects;
  • The identification and sharing of information of the main EU cooperation policies (e.g. strategic documents and multi-annual programming);
  • The development of a good partnership FAO-EU, encouraging proper planning of interventions within the guidelines proposed by the EU;
  • The creation of proper guidelines for accountable implementation and reporting of projects, in line with the FAO and EU PAGoDA procedures.



Mondo


World Wide


WEBSITE


PARTNER



DONATORE/I
FAO



BENEFICIARI

  • 800 FAO officers and experts from over 80 countries


BUDGET PROGETTO
267.448 EUR



ANNO
2008 – 2016



SETTORI DI INTERVENTO  

Capacity building and professional training, Granting and Sub-granting



SDGs
4 Quality Education

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

SHARING: OTHER PROJECTS

Engaging young rural European citizens in a gender responsive approach to soil protection

The ‘Rural voices’ project, involving 12 organizations across 14 European countries, operates in rural communities by experimenting with a new learning-centered approach for non-formal education in rural areas. It will engage 21 million young European rural citizens, locally and globally, in sustainable development efforts within their communities. PuntoSud will handle the financial support management.

Read more

Training of candidate volunteers of the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps

The European Solidarity Corps programme aims to provide young people, including those with fewer opportunities, with easily accessible opportunities for engagement in solidarity activities, while improving and validating their competences.

Read more

Civil society and human rights in Eswatini

In Eswatini we support human rights associations through the promotion of knowledge and participatory methods, thus facilitating the work of local networks and the interaction between different public and private entities operating in the African country.

Read more

Critical accompaniment of the “ZeroSei” program


Programma ZeroSei

Integration and coordination between services and care offers aimed at the 0-6 age group



The ZeroSei Program funded by Compagnia di San Paolo intends to promote integration and coordination among services and care offers targeting the 0-6 age childhood bracket in Turin. Moreover, the projects supported are in favor of children of this specific age group in a more systematic, multidimensional, inclusive, innovative and integrated framework.

The objective is to contribute to producing a change in the territory involved, not only in terms of increasing supply and services, but also and above all in the ability of the community to interact, work synergistically and put the various skills, competences and resources, to take care of their children, their families and the actors that interact with them in a sustainable, effective, participatory and lasting way.

Main activities

The various activities carried out by punto.sud have different objectives:
• Provide to Compagnia San Paolo a clear design reference framework (program theory);
• Facilitate forecast monitoring and evaluation actions;
• To strengthen the company’s ability to analyze and plan the company itself within the ZeroSei program.

The outputs expected to be achieved are as follows:

  1. to explain, starting from the analysis and evaluation work carried out by the Collegio Carlo Alberto, the reference model (hypothesis of change and functions to be maintained in the long-run)of the Program in consideration of the Company’s vision, the development of the main actions, the allocated funds and the project launched;
  2. consolidating a monitoring system capable of enhancing the systems of observation and analysis of the processes started by the individual actions and the hypothetical evaluation tracks.



Italia


Italy


WEBSITE


PARTNERS





BENEFICIARIES

  • Young children and families


PROJECT BUDGET
5.072.000,00 EUR



YEARS
2018 – 2019



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Civil society, Education, Educational poverty, Gender equality



SDGs
 4 Quality Education SDGs Gender Equality

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

CONSOLIDATING: OTHER PROJECTS

Fight against energy poverty: evaluation of the Doniamo Energia Calls

Through the evaluation of the Bandi Energia (Energy Call for Proposals), promoted by Fondazione Cariplo and Banco dell’Energia, we contribute to the development of intervention models finalised at avoiding that disadvantaged families in the Lombardy descend into structural poverty. We do this by focusing on promoting skills and territorial networks.

Read more

best beyond stereotypes

School and gender stereotypes: an innovative intervention model

With the Be.St. – Beyond Stereotypes project we promote the development of a systemic approach across primary schools in order to facilitate relationship building amongst children based on respect and the acknowledgement of diversity in order for future generations to become more aware of their potentials.

Read more

Training of candidate volunteers of the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps


Provision of online and face-to-face training services to candidate volunteers of the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps

The European Solidarity Corps programme aims to provide young people, including those with fewer opportunities, with easily accessible opportunities for engagement in solidarity activities, while improving and validating their competences.



Humanitarian Aid Volunteering projects funded under this strand will offer the opportunity to young people aged 18 to 35 years old to participate in volunteering activities, aiming at supporting humanitarian aid operations. Such activities will provide them the opportunity to carry out tasks needed to support the actions undertaken by their host organizations.

This project, led by Lattanzio KIBS, in partnership with

Punto Sud, Bioforce, IECAH and IFHV, focuses on the steps that bring potential volunteers within the Humanitarian Aid Volunteering projects from registration on the EU Solidarity Corps Portal to placement in a pool of volunteers available for selection by organizations.

The volunteers must have successfully completed mandatory training aiming at preparing them for volunteering in third countries, so as to ensure that they have the necessary skills and competences to help people in need in the most effective way.

The training offered by this project cover the following competences:

  • Transversal competences which are required in many sectors of volunteering and employment and are not specific to the humanitarian and development aid field (e.g. intercultural awareness or management of personal health and security);
  • Specific competences which are required for humanitarian and development aid more widely (such as applying the humanitarian principles or the principles of development cooperation).

Young people (aged 18-35) interested in participating must register on the portal, and complete an initial questionnaire to explore their interest in taking part in volunteering program.

They will then take a self-assessment questionnaire to evaluate readiness to take part in this programme and to get an insight on what to expect from the experience.

Those truly motivated will move to the specific online training preparing candidates for volunteering in humanitarian and development aid. Once completed, they will have to pass an online test focusing on what they have learned to be able to have access in a 5-day face-to-face training. In case of force majeure, F2F trainings may be replaced by virtual classroom training modules. Upon successful completion of the face-to-face training (or the virtual training) the candidates will be placed in the pool of volunteers available for selection by organizations.

PuntoSud has been involved in the following activities:

  • development of the contents of the self-assessment questionnaire
  • development of part of the contents of the online training (covering 8 hours)
  • development of online quiz to test the knowledge acquired from the online training
  • delivery of face-to-face training to volunteers in Milan, Italy (at least 8 sessions per year)



Europa


France, Germany, Italy, Spain


WEBSITE


PARTNERS



DONOR
EACEA



BENEFICIARIES

  • 4500 volunteers aged 18 to 35 years old


PROJECT BUDGET
13,000,000 EUR



YEARS
2022 – 2026



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Capacity building and professional training, Education, Humanitarian aid/Emergency



SDGs
4 Quality Education

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

SHARING: OTHER PROJECTS

Engaging young rural European citizens in a gender responsive approach to soil protection

The ‘Rural voices’ project, involving 12 organizations across 14 European countries, operates in rural communities by experimenting with a new learning-centered approach for non-formal education in rural areas. It will engage 21 million young European rural citizens, locally and globally, in sustainable development efforts within their communities. PuntoSud will handle the financial support management.

Read more

Civil society and human rights in Eswatini

In Eswatini we support human rights associations through the promotion of knowledge and participatory methods, thus facilitating the work of local networks and the interaction between different public and private entities operating in the African country.

Read more

Training of candidate volunteers within the “EU Aid Volunteers” initiative


EU Aid Volunteers Initiative

The 4-year Framework Contract EU Aid Volunteers aims to develop a training programme for the EU aid volunteers initiative, provide training services to candidate volunteers, and assess the competences of the candidate volunteers trained.



EU Aid Volunteers brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities.

The action is managed by ICF consulting services (leading agency) in partnership with MDF Training & Consultancy Brussels, Gesellschaft für Organisations, Planung und Ausbildung mbH (GOPA) Consulting, The Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict resolution (ASPR) and Scoula Superiore Sant’Anna (SSUP).

PuntoSud is acting as subcontractor, providing its vast experience in training services for Humanitarian Aid workers and volunteers.

This contract consists of different tasks:

Manage all logistic arrangements for volunteers’ participation, including setting up training facilities and managing volunteers travel and accommodation

  • Manage all logistic arrangements for volunteers’ participation, including setting up training facilities and managing volunteers travel and accommodation
  • Development of all the training modules, both online and in class
  • Delivery of the training modules, update of the courses and materials when needed and evaluation of the training programme
  • Development and implementation of the assessment of candidate volunteers’ competences before, during and after the training course

Individuals can apply to be deployed to humanitarian projects worldwide, consulting the specific vacancies page. Once the candidate has been selected by a hosting organisation, she/he will be able to participate to the offered training program: first by following the mandatory online courses, which are then followed by the classroom courses. The classroom lessons are a unique opportunity to meet other candidates and exchange ideas and experiences.




Mondo


World Wide


WEBSITE






BENEFICIARIES

  • 4.000 EU Aid Volunteers trained


PROJECT BUDGET
8.700.000 EUR



YEARS
2016 – 2021



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Capacity building and professional training, Human rights and Governance/Accountability, soc



SDGs
4 Quality Education

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

SHARING: OTHER PROJECTS

Engaging young rural European citizens in a gender responsive approach to soil protection

The ‘Rural voices’ project, involving 12 organizations across 14 European countries, operates in rural communities by experimenting with a new learning-centered approach for non-formal education in rural areas. It will engage 21 million young European rural citizens, locally and globally, in sustainable development efforts within their communities. PuntoSud will handle the financial support management.

Read more

Training of candidate volunteers of the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps

The European Solidarity Corps programme aims to provide young people, including those with fewer opportunities, with easily accessible opportunities for engagement in solidarity activities, while improving and validating their competences.

Read more

Civil society and human rights in Eswatini

In Eswatini we support human rights associations through the promotion of knowledge and participatory methods, thus facilitating the work of local networks and the interaction between different public and private entities operating in the African country.

Read more

Training and helpdesk support services to the CSO/LA working with EuropeAid funds


Helpdesk Platform and Support to NSA/LA in Development Sector

Over a period of two years, the project sought to improve access to information, methods and best practices on EuropeAid grant contractual obligations to Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in NMS, thereby helping them to strengthen and broaden their international cooperation capacity.



In January 2009, the European Commission – DG EuropeAid funded-project entitled Helpdesk platform and support to New Member State (NMS) Non State Actors/Local Authorities in the Development Sector was launched by PuntoSud together with its four implementing partners (FoRS – Czech Forum for Development Co-operation from Czech Republic, AID 24 – Hungarian Baptist Aid from Hungary, Apel Service from Romania and People in Peril Association from Slovakia) and two Associates (Caritas Polska from Poland and Support to Life from Turkey).

Over a period of two years, the project sought to improve access to information, methods and best practices on EuropeAid grant contractual obligations to Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in NMS, thereby helping them to strengthen and broaden their international cooperation capacity. At the core of this effort were three main activities, or tools: a helpdesk, a website and a series of training sessions. These tools could provide needed support for organizations in Eastern Europe, as well as in other countries, working with DG EuropeAid.

Indeed, a preliminary needs analysis carried out by PuntoSud revealed that organizations throughout the EU – including, but not limited to, NMS – need assistance in planning and managing EC, and more specifically, EuropeAid projects.

In an attempt to address the needs and tackle the difficulties facing organizations throughout the EU, with a focus on NMS, the project designed the three tools for support and capacity building mentioned above. These tools are meant to be complementary and act as synergetic elements of a broader effort, as expressed in the specific objective: “Access to information, methods and best practices on AIDCO programmes contractual obligations guaranteed to New Member States NSA/AL wishing to strengthen and enlarge their cooperation.”

Each of the tools contributes to the project’s objective in its own way, providing for the different needs of users. The helpdesk offers day-to-day support to all organizations working with EuropeAid, both at headquarters and field level, by replying to queries on administrative, legal, financial and procedural aspects of preparing and managing EuropeAid-financed actions.
Secondly, the website contains information on upcoming trainings, downloadable documents, access to the manual “Il Trenino” and information related to all stages of the project cycle. Lastly, the training sessions are aimed at capacity building mainly in NMS, with a focus on EuropeAid funding modalities and project management.

Project main results
Two components formed the project development plan.
The first and main component included the establishment of the Helpdesk-platform and the running of the networking activities. Its main outcomes can be summarised as follows:

  • A dedicated helpdesk website devoted to facilitate the planning and management of AIDCO projects established for the entire life time of the project and after.
  • An helpdesk service created to support NMS organisations/platforms with a working team daily available to answer to questions, requests for models or advice to better deal with the design/management of EC funded development projects.
  • A comprehensive manual on administrative and contractual obligations of EC funded development projects (the Trenino– last updating September 2011) produced and shared among all interested organisations, decreasing the risk of misunderstanding of rules and procedures.

The second component guaranteed a specific capacity building action envisaged for the staff of NMS organisations. Its outcomes are the following:

  • 9 training sessions delivered in partners countries and in Italy;
  • 12 specific projects run by NMS organisations screened, supported and monitored (hands-on);
  • Helpdesk platform and networking.

Main project activities
Component – Helpdesk

  • Design, preparation and tool development for the website specialised in AIDCO-programme support;
  • Establishment of a permanent PuntoSud team for delivering the day to day support to target organisations;
  • Preparation and distribution of the “Trenino” guidelines for AIDCO programmes;
  • Launch and promotion of the website & helpdesk services.

Component – Capacity building

  • Organisation and delivery of 9 training/workshops for NMS organisations;
  • Hands-on delivery to 12 projects submitted/implemented/concluded by NMS organisations.



Mondo


Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey






DONOR
European Commission – DG EuropeAid



BENEFICIARIES

  • NSA/LA from NMS


PROJECT BUDGET
386.045 EUR



YEARS
2009 – 2011



SECTORS OF INTERVENTION

Capacity building and professional training, Civil society



SDGs
4 Quality Education

LA STORIA DEL PROGETTO



PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO

PARTNER
15 consorzi finanziati

BUDGET PROGETTO
5555 EURO


  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250

    genitori

  • 20

    insegnanti

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