Course Code: MACTT-001

Short Course - II EDITION

Project Planning - The new Community programs to direct management for the period 2014-2020

Next dates to be organized

The short course is aimed at businesses, associations, consortia , institutions, groups of companies, universities , research centers , business consultants and all stakeholders in the public and private sectors who have a basic knowledge on EU funding and are interested in improving general methodology of approach in view of the new opportunities offered by EU funds under direct management for the period 2014-2020.

An important aspect of the course will be that it has intended to bring together participants from differents European countries, hence also serving as a platform for establishing partnership relations and generating ideas for future common projects. During the practical simulation sessions of the course, these ideas will be further developed and structured into project concepts.

For only for Italian citizens enrolled in the Professional Order of Certified Accountants, we inform you that the course will be credited, as the previous edition, with the recognition of 15 professional credits.

Corso EU

By the end of the short-course, the participants will have an understanding of:

  • EU legal, administrative and institutional framework
  • EU policies and their related funding instruments
  • How to identify EU funding opportunities
  • What are the current funding opportunities (under the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework )
  • How to develop projects relevant to the EU funding programmes
  • The main characteristics of a successful EU project proposal
  • How to join other project / funding proposals
  • How to find and select project partners
  • The application process stages and its requirements (administrative, technical and financial)
  • Insight into the evaluation criteria and selection procedures applied
  • The main principles to successfully plan and manage a project
  • The main financial principles of EU funding programs and how to successfully manage the project’s budget
  • The main elements for a successful promotion of the project, dissemination and/or exploitation of its results
  • The challenges of managing an EU funded programme as a coordinating beneficiary or as a partner
  • Insight into successfully implemented EU projects
Day 1: Introduction to the EU and its funding programmes
Time Topic Delivery by
0.5 hour Introduction to the course The objectives of the course and expectations of participants Bringing out the participants’ vision of EU projects and funding

1 hour


Introduction to the European Union

The Treaties

The Institutions

The Budget

The European Union’s policies and implementation mechanisms

1 hours European financial assistance Its rationale Fundamental principles of EU grants Types of funding programmes - centralised versus decentralised, direct versus indirect management
2 hours Overview of main funding programmes over the 2014-2020 period
  • - Horizon 2020 and its SMEs dedicated scheme
  • - COSME
  • - Erasmus+
  • - Creative Europe
  • - LIFE
  • - Programme MED
  • ·         - Structural Funds – ERDF & ESF
1 hour Shift towards financial instruments over the period 2014-2020 From grants to loans, guarantees and equity
1.5 hours

Finding and analyzing the information

Information sources on the relevant funding programs

Collection of relevant documents for project planning

1 hour Practical simulations Group work on identifying, selecting and developing ideas into appropriate project concepts Case studies of successful past projects Group discussion of the main characteristics of a successful project
  Day 2: Project Planning
Time Topic Delivery by
1 hours

Quality Project Planning

The project planning process

Mapping organisational objectives against EU funding programme

Developing project ideas aligned with available funding programmes

Creation of the project / idea presentation document

Quality issues related to project planning
1 hours

Partnership Identification or Development

Partner search strategies

Creating the project partnership

First contacts with partners

Defining the role of each partner
2 hours

Developing a project proposal

Structure and content

Administrative requirements and process Proposals evaluation criteria and clarification of its interpretation

Analysis of the main aspects of the Application Form

The main principles for good project management; IPR management; communication, dissemination and exploitation

Organizing contents for the Application Form

1.5 hours

Financial Planning

Analysis of the project budget

Eligibility of expenditures

0.5 hours

Project submission, evaluation, selection and award process

Submission formalities

2 hours

Practical simulations

Group work on development of project ideas, identifying relevant programmes and structuring proposals
  Day 3: Project management
Time Topic Delivery by
3 hours Project Life cycle – contracting, implementation, reporting, post-auditing Administrative, technical and financial obligations Technical and financial management principles Achieving the project objectives, communicating and exploiting results Reporting on activities, deliverables and costs Audit trail development and preservation
1 hours Practical simulations Group discussion on EU funded projects implementation challenges and best practices
1 hour Final Exam
1 hour Open discussion of the exam questions to allow for fast self-evaluation


For organizational reasons, prior registration is required. To sign up to the initiative, it is required to compile the: Next dates to be organized.

Participation in the seminar is subject to the same admission, which will be communicated to the applicant via: e-mail by Next dates to be organized.

Applications for membership will not be accepted if incomplete and will not be accepted if received after the deadline indicated. Applications received will not be accepted from companies defaulting against the MACTT although submitted by associations .


And essential, more than minimum basic knowledge about EU funding, a basic knowledge of the English language that allows the understanding of the working documents


The threshold is exceeded places available (maximum 20) , will be considered the ' order of arrival of the application form provided correctly completed and submitted within the required timelines .

It will not be guaranteed admission to organizations that do not ensure their participation in all the days of the seminar.

The only participation fee is: Price be determined


The Organizations that have been admitted, if they wish, can send their withdrawal by email at: seminar@mactt.ue, at least 5 days from the start date of the event, but they entry fee will not be refunded. .


By submitting the application form by filling in the application form on-line this Regulation is deemed to be accepted in all its parts .

Registration form at the seminar