EU funding: How to access programmes and projects - Module 1

An Introduction to EU grants programmes. This is the first of three Modules on how to access EU Programmes
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  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2012 English

Course Description

In this short course we provide the basics of how to participate in Eu programmes and European grants. This is the first of three modules. In this First one we provide an overview of the whole process, what is an EU programme and the basics of how to participate and approach European grants.

In the second Module we look at how to prepare a successful proposal with a view to get European grants and get the project funded.

In the third module we will provide information and knowledge about how to manage a running project..

The second and the third modules are under construction and will go online in the next few  months.

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What are the requirements?

  • Good understanding of the English language

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course you will be able to understand what an EU programme is about and will have the basics of how to access it

Who is the target audience?

  • The course is intended for those who want to become consultants on how to access EU programmes and projects, as well as for professional working within existing organisations which are interested in participating in EU funded projects.

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Section 1: Course overview

In this lecture we provide an overall presentation of the whole Course, which is structured into three Modules:

Module 1: An introduction to Eu programmes

Module 2: How to make a good proposal

Module 3: How to manage a running project



In this lecture we provide an overall  description of the contents of the whole course


In this Lecture we describe the contents of Module 1

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Section 2: What is an EU programme
General view on EU institutions
Introduction to EU programmes
Overview on EU programmes (Thematic areas) part a
Overview on EU programmes (Thematic areas) part b
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Section 3: How is an EU programme structured
Funding and participation rules
Calls for proposals
Selection procedures
Application from
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Section 4: The basics of participation (proposal preparation)
The main steps in preparing a project proposal
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Section 5: A full proposal (example)
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This is a mock proposals: it is not real and you could not do what it  says: the project idea is pure fantasy but all the rest is true or plausible. It has been built up in response to a call for proposals published by the Research for SMEs (R4SMES) strand of the Capacities programme of FP7.

It has been produced by Beta Technology of the UK  for the  TransCOSME project.

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Instructor Biography

Raniero Chelli, expert in eu programmes

Raniero Chelli received his University degree in Physics in 1979 and has over 25 years of experience in international projects with specific reference to EU funded programmes in RTD and international cooperation. Project Management, Communication (personal and institutional) deep knowledge of both public and private sector deriving from experiences as a civil servant (including with the European Commission), as an entrepreneur and a free lance Consultant and as a professional trainer in the area of designing European Projects. Under this respect he has been responsible for the Research and Development module of the Master course on “Eurodesign" organised by Polytechnic of Turin in 2000-2001. He is currently President at Sophia Research and Innovation, and Italian not for profit association specializing in Eu projects especially focussing on Advanced Training and Education, IT applications and healthcare. He is also a partner and member of the Board of Directors of Sophia srl, a private company active inter alia in the area of IT consultancy and SW development.

FP7, LLP, Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ are the programmes on which he has the most extensive experience but he can cover any kind of Direct funds programme.

He has an extensive experience in both project management, dissemination and quality control procedures as he has been responsible for the quality control in two TEMPUS projects in the last three years.

In teaching on line courses he shares the knowledge he acquired since 1985 in Eu projects with the students, in a structured way

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