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1 Fourth Project Meeting 31st March – 1st April 2006 Koper City of Koper Presentation of Action n. 4 Training And Information On The New Cohesion Policy Lorenzo Segato, AICCRE

2 AGENDA 1.DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT ACTIVITY 4 2.DEVELOPMENT OF THE IDEA 3.DEFINITION OF THE ACTIVITIES 4.TIMEFRAME FOR IMPLEMENTATION

3 1 – DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT ACTIVITY 4 IONAS project extension In June 2005 the Municipality of Venice asked AICCRE to develop a specific training course on new structural funds for the IONAS Project partners, as activity for the project extension. AICCRE is an association of Local Authorities, with experience in training courses on EU funded projects. Since 1999 it has trained some people coming from all Italian Regions to get and to manage European funding opportunities. Its seat in Veneto is San Servolo Island, Venice. AICCRE developed the proposal that has become part of IONAS project.

4 DEVELOPMENT OF THE IDEA Euro Project Management: Online Training Course BACKGROUND: Regional Policies in Europe are based on financial solidarity, which means that part of Member States contributions to EU budget “go back” to Regions and weak territories through project financing. At the end of the period this funding (structural) will have come to 213 billions of Euro, a third of EU balance. The current period of Structural Funds programs and instruments will come to its end in December 2006 and the Commission, the Member States and the regions are preparing for the new programming period between 2007 and The new programme is a n important opportunity and challenge that cannot be missed!

5 DEVELOPMENT OF THE IDEA Euro Project Management: Online Training Course THE IDEA: To organise a training activity for raising awareness on the new funding period 2007 – 2013 and to provide partner organisations useful skills for fund raising and project management in Interreg activities in the future years. The course shall focus on the PRINCIPLES of Structural Funds Management (part 1), on PRACTICAL ASPECTS (part 2), putting into evidence the differences between OLD and NEW funding opportunities and instruments. 2007…

6 DEFINITION OF THE ACTIVITIES Euro Project Management: Online Training Course THE STRUCTURE: The course is made of two main parts: 1PRINCIPLES OF STRUCTURAL FUNDS MANAGEMENT 2PRACTICAL ASPECTS Each part is organised in MODULES, divided in SECTIONS that are made by a set of UNITS. The Unit is the standard component for the training about its size, format, credits (i.e. estimated number of hours). COURSE PART MODULE SECTION UNIT

7 DEFINITION OF THE ACTIVITIES Euro Project Management: Online Training Course THE SELF EVALUATION PROCESS: 1. ADMITTANCE TEST : knowledge of English, structure of European Union, computer skills,… 2. MODULE 1 : EU Institutions and the new generation of Structural Funds Section 1 – Role of EU institutions in planning and managing the new structural funds Section 2 – Impact of Lisbon Agenda on structural funds 3. MODULE 1 : SELF EVALUATION 4. MODULE 2 … TEST MODULE 1 EVALUATION MODULE 2

8 DEFINITION OF THE ACTIVITIES Euro Project Management: Online Training Course THE CONTENTS – PART 1 (1): Module IEU Institutions and the new generation of Structural Funds Section 1EU Institutions’ role in planning, contracting, approving and implementing the documents on new Funds Section 2Lisbona Agenda and its influences on new structural funds, actions, areas, and policies Evaluation Module IIProject Cycle Management Section 3PCM and planning Section 4PCM and projecting - the Logical Framework Section 5PCM and risk management – Project Management elements Section 6PCM and evaluation and monitoring Evaluation

9 DEFINITION OF THE ACTIVITIES Euro Project Management: Online Training Course THE CONTENTS – PART 1 (2): Module IIIThe new Structural Funds Section 7New funds regulations Section 8Funds and zoning. Effects of budget cuts and Lisbona Agenda Evaluation Module IVNew Objective zones Section 9Convergence Section 10Competitivness Evaluation Module VCooperation, IPA and EMPI Section 11New Interreg Programme Section 12After Tacis and Meda: the new ENPI Evaluation

10 DEFINITION OF THE ACTIVITIES Euro Project Management: Online Training Course THE CONTENTS – PART 2: Module VIStructural Funds in practice Section 13Examples of supporting documents (if available) or examples of actual Structural Funds documents Section 14Examples of how to support the proposals - hints and strategies of lobbying Section 15Examples of project management procedures Final Evaluation EURO-PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSE CERTIFICATE

11 DEFINITION OF THE ACTIVITIES Euro Project Management: Online Training Course THE METHODOLOGY: e-Learning platforms Time self-organisation (in a common framework) Documents for individual deepening of specific arguments Ex-ante and ex Post Assessment Self-evaluation Open sessions with the experts

12 THE TIMEFRAME Euro Project Management: Online Training Course THE TIMEFRAME: MARCH 2006PRESENTATION OF THE ACTIVITY TO THE PARTNERS JUNE 2006SELECTION OF TRAINEES AND PRESENTATION OF THE COURSE IN DETAIL OCT. – JAN. 2007EURO-PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSE JAN. – FEB 2007EVALUATION OF ACTIVITY 4

13 THANK YOU Lorenzo Segato AICCRE


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