TITLE: FPA 306642 : Call for participation to new ENV.net e-learning course: Get funding from the EU
After the success of the e-learning course Social Media, Activism and Participation launched in June 2014, ENV.net team decided to develop a new course: Get funding from the European Union.
The course provides an understanding of the EU funding and programming system with a brief presentation of the main EU Institutions involved in this process. It also presents the funding opportunities available for CSOs from Western Balkans and Turkey to implement their projects. Moreover this course focuses on the necessary steps to carry out in order to apply for Grants under the EU Calls for proposals system.
The course is designed for beginners in EU-funded projects and the calls for proposals system and does not require a preliminary knowledge of the subject. It is delivered through the ENV.net e-learning platform and it is divided into four modules:
- The EU Institutions: this first module will give participants a broad idea of the most important EU Institutions involved in the decision making process, with a special focus on the role of the EC and its DGs involved in the external aid programmes. The role of the EU Delegation and of the EEAS will be also explained in this module
- EU Funding & Programming: the focus of this module is on the financial framework under which the European Commission and EU Delegations work to deliver aid to partner countries. It explains how the programming system works, from the Multi-annual Financial Framework with most interesting Financial instruments, to Country Strategy Papers, to the Annual Work Programme. This will help participants to understand how to align their actions to the objectives established by these programmes and consequently to get funding.
- The Calls for Proposals system: in this module, participants will get practical information on how CSOs from Western Balkans and Turkey can look for and apply to calls for proposals launched by the different DGs of the European Commission, in particular DG Enlargement and DG EuropeAid, to get contributions (Grants), for the execution of their projects.
- 4. Applying to a call for proposals: in the last module, participants will briefly look into the documents to be submitted to the EC to apply for a Grant. i.e. the application form, the budget and the logical framework
The course offers video-lessons, tests, exercises and also additional material (e.g. toolkits, official EU documents, useful links) for gaining insight into the proposed topics.
The participation to this on-line course requires a computer with a reliable internet connection and a web-browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox). The course materials are provided in the course modules. Participants are not required to purchase any additional software, materials, resources, or books.
This is an on-line self-learning course and offers high degree of flexibility to participants who are free to follow the lessons at any time, but are requested to complete the course within its global duration of 15 days. The average duration of the course is 3 days.
The course is in English and it is free of charge.
There are 3 periods in which interested users can attend the course Get funding from the EU
- 14th October – 28th October 2014
- 4th November – 18th November 2014
- 25th November – 9th December 2014
Moreover ENV.net course Social media, activism and participation is also still running and next sessions will be on the following dates:
- 4th November – 18th November 2014
- 9th December – 23rd December 2014
New e-learning sessions will be launched in 2015 for both courses.
To apply in one of these courses, you should first registered in the ENV.net e-learning platform from this link: http://dl.env-net.org/ by clicking on ‘Register’ and then follow the registration and subscription procedure.
Once chosen the course from the course catalogue, this will be accessible from the first day of the course period.
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