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All you need to know about PAGoDA

Course Description

Improve your skills in getting EU funds and managing your EU- funded actions: get inside the EU programming and funding system, be ready for direct negotiations with the EU delegations or the EC to get funds and be aware on the main project implementing rules.

This e-learning is composed by three lessons and will give you a specific and practical overview of all aspects related to EU funding with a particular focus on the new set of rules included in the PAGoDA (Pillar Assessed Grant or Delegation Agreement).


Please note that with the entry into force of the new Financial Regulation, the Contribution Agreement will replace the Pillar Assessed Grant or Delegation Agreement template (PAGoDA). However, organisations who have signed framework agreements with the European Commission may continue signing PAGoDA-based agreements until a new FFPA linked to the contribution agreement has been agreed on or the organisation agrees to sign the contribution agreement without any additions/derogations (Ref. EU Companion 2018).

A new module on the above mentioned Contribution Agreement will be available soon in this eLearning course.

Specific Objective

To improve your skills in getting EU funds and managing the project cycle following the PAGoDA rules.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Properly use the PAGoDA terminology
  • Easily identify the differences between Grant Agreement and Delegation Agreement
  • Understand the different role and responsibilities when working with partners
  • Apply the key implementing rules: eligibility of costs, dealing with changes, reporting, procurement, hand-over of equipment and supplies, audits and verifications

Course Agenda

Lesson 1: Introduction to PAGoDA

Module 1: Working on development cooperation with the EU

  • Introduction
  • Get funding: two ways – Direct and Indirect management
  • Brief history of EU-International organisations cooperation agreements: FAFA and different agreements (Contribution Agreement, IMDA, PAGoDA 1, PAGoDA 2

Module 2: What is PAGoDA

  • Introduction
  • Key terminology
  • PAGoDA 2: key documents

Module 3: Working with partners under PAGoDA 2

  • Responsibilities of the lead organisation
  • Definition and role of the different implementing partners: Co-delegatees (under Delegation Agreement), Grant beneficiaries (under Delegation Agreement), Co-beneficiaries (under Grant Agreement), Affiliated entities (under Grant Agreement)

Lesson 2: Financial management (available from 04 June)

Module 4: Monitoring project expenditure

  • Eligibility of costs
  • Simplified cost options

Module 5: Account, archiving and financial checks

  • Financial checks
  • Verification

Module 6: Procurement and contracting

  • Account and archiving

Lesson 3: Implementing and Closing an EU-funded action (available from 02 July)

Module 7: Communication and visibility: an obligation, not an option

  • General rules

Module 8: Monitoring and evaluation

  • Evaluation mission

Module 9: Dealing with changes

  • Amendment to the Agreement

Module 10: Reporting and payment procedures

  • General provisions
  • Information to be included in the reports
  • Payment procedures

Module 11: Closing the Action

  • Transfer of equipment and supplies
  • Final report

3-lesson distance learning to strehnghten the knowledge of the PAGoDA framework and the working modalities with the EU 


Training Details

Target group and prerequisites

Staff of UN, International Organisations and National Organisation agencies, who are involved in resource mobilization of EU funds and/or implementation of EU-funded actions

Number of participants

No limits


The course is divided into 3 lessons of approximately 1:30 hours each and should be completed within 30 calendar days from the first access.
Course Prices
100 EURO

standard price


20% off 3 or more bookings

Event dates
TypeDateLocationTitleLanguageTarget GroupCostStatus
e-learningAlways openOn the WebAll you need to know about PAGoDAEnglishStaff of UN, International Organisations and National Organisation agencies100 Euro
(20% off for multiple booking)
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