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A 6-MONTH BLENDED COURSE: HOW TO PREPARE AN ERASMUS+ KA2 STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS PROJECT PROPOSAL IN THE FIELD OF ADULT EDUCATION AND DIGITAL SKILLS

Target audience

The course is addressed to adult education trainers and teachers, e-facilitators, project managers, researchers and all actors (digital competence centers, SMEs, NGOs, VET providers, universities, public entities etc.) interested in applying for Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships project funding to improve the educational experience and digital skills of adult learners.

Strategic Partnerships are open to any type of organisation active in any field of education, training and youth or other socio-economic sectors as well as to organisations carrying out activities that are transversal to different fields (e.g. local and regional authorities, recognition and validation centres, chambers of commerce, trade organisations, guidance centres, cultural organisations).

 

Overview of the course

The goal of the course is to provide guidance for successful Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships project proposals submission in the field of adult education, with a focus on digital skills development.

This is the 1st blended training on EU proposal writing in Europe with intensive preparatory phase and actual proposal writing. The course is hands-on and practical: participants will leave with a developed proposal, almost ready to be submitted to the funding Agency. Each proposal developed during the course will be reviewed by expert mentors before submission.

Participants will acquire theoretical knowledge, as well as carry out practical work, gaining valuable experience in project proposals. Divided into smaller groups, they will complete different tasks related to planning and writing a project proposal with the ultimate objective to have a ready-to-be-submitted proposal at the end of the course.

During the training, different tools will be made available by the organizers: work plan for the submission process; project concept note template; detailed work plan template; internal detailed budget template; an online collaboration platform for group work (e.g. Basecamp), etc.

The course is an excellent networking opportunity for participants who want to establish potential partnerships for future applications.

 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn about:

  • How to read and understand the E+ Call, guidelines, e-form and tools.
  • How to plan the submission process (steps, roles, deadlines for tasks, division of responsibilities, collection of documents etc.) and accomplish the essential procedures to submit the proposal.
  • How to design an innovative project idea in the field of adult education (goals, objectives, activities, expected results, impact, dissemination, etc.).
  • How to identify Intellectual Outputs and produce a detailed project work plan.
  • How to plan a sound project management and quality assurance
  • How to plan dissemination and exploitation
  • How to plan the financial aspects of the project and produce a balanced budget.
  • How to build a strong partnership.

 

Duration of the Course

The overall duration of the blended course is six months with a total of 80 hours: 55 hours of online activities and 25 hours (5 days) of face-to-face practical sessions and group activities. The course will start in September 2019 and will end by February 2020 with the following schedule:

  • September 2019: 10 hours of online preparatory activities (sharing and review of project ideas on Basecamp, organization of a webinar)
  • October 2019: 10 hours of online preparatory activities (setting up working groups for each selected project proposal)
  • November 2019: 25 hours of face-to face training in Italy (5 days) + 5 hours online preparatory activities
  • December 2019: 10 hours of online follow-up activities (review and finalizing project work plan and partnerships)
  • January 2020: 10 hours of online follow-up activities (review and finalizing budget and project proposal
  • February 2020: 10 hours of online finalisation activities (closing and submitting the proposals)

 

Programme of the five-day face-to-face training in November 2019

DAY 1: ANALYSIS OF THE SPECIFIC CALL AND E-FORM

  • Presentation of the course program and planned activities
  • Short presentation of the participants and their experiences
  • Introduction to Erasmus+ Call KA2 Strategic Partnerships supporting innovation in the field of adult education: overview of the objectives and priorities, supported activities, award criteria, eligibility and funding rules.
  • Overview of all sections of the application e-form and where to find the forms.
  • How to build a successful partnership: searching for partners, assigning roles and distributing tasks and responsibilities among the partnership.
  • Description of the steps to submit the proposal: submission timeline including checklist of documents to produce and to collect.
  • Reference documents and tools.

DAY 2: GENERATION OF PROJECT IDEAS – PROJECT WORK 1

  • Presentation of two examples of successful KA2 Strategic Partnerships applications.
  • Project Work – 1st group activity on the generation of innovative project ideas: participants are clustered in groups (max. 3 groups of 5 participants), according to the chosen topic/priority and target groups they want to address in the proposal, to generate innovative project ideas. Each group will be asked to collaboratively produce a project concept note using a template provided by the organizer.
  • Presentation of project ideas by the participants.
  • Interactive session to provide feedback and guidance to participants.

DAY 3: IDENTIFICATION OF PROJECT INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS (IOS), LEARNING/TEACHING/TRAINING (LTT) ACTIVITIES AND PREPARATION OF THE WORK PLAN – PROJECT WORK 2

  • How to identify eligible IOs linked to project objectives and produce a realistic and detailed work plan: examples from successful projects.
  • How to plan transnational LTT activities: examples of different types of activities.
  • Project Work – 2nd group activity on the production of the project work plan: the groups will produce a detailed work plan based on the project ideas generated in day 2. Participants will be provided with a Gantt chart template.
  • Presentation of produced work plan by the participants.
  • Interactive session to provide feedback and guidance to participants.

DAY 4: ANALYSIS OF PROJECT IMPACT, DISSEMINATION & SUSTAINABILITY – PROJECT WORK 3

  • Analysis of the impact of the project, and desired impact at local, national European level: tips for successful Dissemination and use of projects’ results.
  • Project Work – 3rd group activity on project impact, dissemination and use of projects’ results: the groups will complete the specific proposal’s sections.
  • Presentation of produced work by the participants.
  • Interactive session to provide feedback and guidance to participants.

DAY 5: FINANCIAL ASPECTS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT & IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES – PROJECT WORK 4

  • Analysis of budget according to the rules of the Call: how to use budget tools and calculate the budget in the e-form.
  • How to make a good and balanced allocation of resources: examples from successful projects.
  • Project Work – 4th group activity on project budget: each group, under the supervision of the tutor, makes an exercise of allocating the resources within the potential partnership and creates the first draft of the budget using an internal spreadsheet provided by the organizer.
  • Final interactive session to provide feedback and guidance to participants.
  • Final Q&A session and end of the training.

 

Course Fee

  • 825 EUR including: course registration fee; accommodation in a twin room (min. 2 people) for 6 nights; breakfasts, lunches, dinners and coffee breaks for the entire duration of the course; cultural activities (visiting Assisi and the surrounding areas by bus). Travel costs are notincluded.
  • 885 EUR including: course registration fee; accommodation in a single room for 6 nights; breakfast, lunches, dinners and coffee breaks for the entire duration of the course; cultural activities (visiting Assisi and the surrounding areas by bus). Travel costs are not included.

Please note that your organisation can apply for an Erasmus+ KA1 mobility grant to fund your participation in the course!

 

Registration

If you are interested in participating in the course, please fill in the registration form by 28 June 2019.

 

Information

If you need more information about the course, please contact info(at)all-digital.org

Iarratas bailí go dtí: 
28/06/2019