International cooperation is part of the work of many life-long learning organisations in the European civil society sector. Nevertheless, many are not yet involved in international partnerships or could not implement international cooperation successfully. However, international cooperation could help the organisations to initiate internal learning processes and spark innovation. This is the general idea of European cooperation programmes like Erasmus+. Some civil society organisations are utilizing the possibilities of these programmes, but more are routinely applying for funding without success or have never even tried. As anyone who has ever reached out for such financial support knows, these applications require time and personnel in order to be successful. Therefore, starting international projects is a challenge, but implementing them can be an even more daunting task. Project managers need support and specific skills if they are working internationally. In which way do the organisations’ management departments support their international project managers? First-time international project managers especially need help as they are most often not prepared to work in an international environment.
Successes and Challenges: Report I on international project management in the civil society sector of adult education. This multi-lateral survey report on successes and challenges of international project management in the civil society sector of adult education has been developed the first intellectual output in the two-year Erasmus+ development project, spanning from Sept 2018 –Aug 2020, entitled: “First time international project realisers support network”.
Key Competences and Needs for Support: Report II on international project management in the civil society sector of adult education.This multilateral survey report on key competences and needs for support to international project managers in the civil society of adult education has been developed as the second intellectual output in the 2-year Erasmus+ developmentproject, spanning from Sept 2018 –Aug 2020: “First time international project realisers support network”.