‘Secure EU funding: access EU funds’ (SEEU) is a masterclass course for all those involved in preparation of proposals to be submitted for funding in any of the major EU programmes and calls. The participants will have the opportunity to be presented with an overview of EU programming period 2014-2020 through the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and to acquire in depth knowledge of the key issues for EC project selection and identification of suitable calls for their organisations. Moreover, the participants will learn how to build the right partnership for a project proposal and understand the importance of geographical coverage achieved through the consortium. Furthermore, the participants will gain invaluable insight on how they can efficiently draft a proposal as well as the role and responsibilities of everyone involved in the drafting process. The course gives emphasis on the role of the partners in the drafting of the proposal and how the project manager and all those assisting in drafting they can set up an effective time plan schedule that will allow them to meet call deadlines. ‘Secure EU funding: access EU funds’ course offers ‘hands on’ experience to participants through practical examples and exercises with which the participants learn how to match an idea to relevant programmes, how to analyse a call for proposals as well as how to proceed with the budget/financial analysis in a specific application form. This is a masterclass course taught by high calibre professionals with vast experience in EU funding and the mechanisms of EC related to funds. Ideal course for all those involved or likely to be involved in the preparation of successful EU funded proposals.
*Set up an effective time plan schedule for drafting a proposal within a given deadline
*Identify possible sources of funding to match a concept idea and build solid partnerships
*Draft competitive proposals to be funded by EU
*Develop an efficient strategy, in which potential EU funding is an integral part to the overall business development strategy of the organisation/institution.
*Comprehend in depth the roles and responsibilities of all those involved in the drafting of a proposal
*Be able to identify opportunities and how to turn an idea into a product or service with EU funding
*Learn how to avoid common mistakes in the drafting of the budget
*Learn how to develop a sustainable business plan and reduce risks related to EU funding