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Professional Doctorate in International Master in European Project Planning and Management


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Course Description

A TRULY INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME

Since the first edition of the master, organized in 2012, 130 graduate students of 40 nationalities, worldwide,  attended the master course.

The involved lecturers come from 8 European countries.

Internships are organized in 20 different countries throughout Europe.

OBJECTIVES

The objective of the Master in European Project Planning and Management is to provide participants with the skills to successfully work in the field of international cooperation, through the use of European funding programmes.

TARGET GROUPS

The Master is addressed to students graduate in any discipline from all over the world.

TEACHING PROGRAMME

The programme has a total duration of 5 months (800 hours). It is organized in two main modules:

- European Project Planning

- European Project Management

The teaching programme is organized in :

- 2 months of classroom-based training, full time.

- 3 months of international internship, in public or private organizations.

The classroom programme is based on a constant integration between theory and practice.

TEACHING STAFF

The teaching staff of the Master in European Project Planning and Management is composed of experts of 8 different nationalities. They all have 15 to 25 years of professional experience in planning, managing, evaluating and auditing European projects.

INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP

International internships are guaranteed for all participants. 60 organizations based in 20 different countries throughout Europe offer internships to the Master students. During the internship, the master students work as European Project Manager Assistant, so as to put into practice the skills acquired through a direct involvement in the planning and management of European projects.

CAREER DESTINATIONS

Career destinations of the participants include planning of international initiatives funded by the EC, management of international projects, consulting, working for Public Authorities, International Organizations, European Agencies, Consulting Companies, Private Enterprises or as a Freelance Consultant. 85% of the students involved in the previous editions of the Master course are currently working as international project managers all over the world. You can check their Testimonials and Success Stories on the Master website.

MASTER COORDINATOR

The International Master in European Project Planning and Management is organized and coordinated by PIXEL, an international education and training institution involved, so far, in over 100 projects funded by the European Commission. Pixel is based in the beautiful city of Florence where the classroom course is held.

 INFORMATION AND ENROLLMENT

To enrol in the 7th edition of the Master in European Project Planning and management, please fill in the Registration Form and send it via e-mail to         

For further information please check the:  Master web page at https://europlan.pixel-online.org/master


Visit the International Master in European Project Planning and Management page on the Pixel website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Maria Giovanna R.

4815.jpg The master provide a comprehensive knowledge to build a real expertise in European project management. The trainers are really competent, with several years of experience in the field. The international environment facilitate the social relations. The internship is a great opportunity to put in practice the knowledge acquired as well as an important international experience. After the internship I was offered a job in Italy to work as European project manager.

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Ana M.D.

4816.jpg I was a student of European Project Planning and Management International Master for the academic years 2014-2015. The experience I had during the master course was excellent. I have gained plenty of knowledge and I have established good contacts which I can use in my job in the NGO where I work. A strong point of the learning dimension was the excellent combination of theory with practical exercises in classroom. Also, there was a good balance between the modules implemented and internship in the second phase of the project. I should mentioned as well, that after the Master finished, I have submitted some projects in different programmes and 6 projects were approved. This great scale of success is dedicated partly to the knowledge I received during the Master Course I had in Pixel. Last but not least, I would like to mention our great professional lectures and the staff of Pixel who made this experience an unforgettable one. Thank You and keep doing a great job.
Tirana, Albania, January 2016

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Ana G.

4817.jpg The Master was very interesting and very well organized. The trainers were well prepared and provided excellent feedbacks. Our Master class was great, we were fortunate to have such an excellent group. I believe that this Master is very useful for my professional future. If you are interested in European Project Management this is a great training which provides an in depth overview about all the different program funding opportunities and its management.
Brussels, Belgium, October 2015

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Deniz O.

4818.jpg Very well structured and focused programme. Very useful! I have gained a lot of knowledge. Pixel has a very successful and long experience in European project planning and management. The Master was based on a practical approach and delivered by an international teaching staff, it offered a great opportunity for an international internship and was organised in the fantastic city of Florence. I would highly recommend this Master programme. May 2014

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Margarita K.

4819.jpg The International Master in European Project Planning and Management is one of the best way to obtain an overall view about the European funding programmes and at the same time create contacts for your future projects. The trainers are successful professionals who provided us with important material and gave us helpful advices. The practical activities carried out were really useful as we could practice how to plan and manage a European project. The relation with the other participants coming from different countries was excellent and relevant for the creation of future partnerships. After the internship I received proposals to work with consultancy offices. I am now working as consultant on European funding programmes at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Cyprus.
May 2014

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Rossella P.

4820.jpg Attending the Master in European Project Planning and Management gave me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and deepen my knowledge in the field of European funding opportunities. International professionals held sessions giving us valuable and concrete advices. Each theoretical session was accompanied by interesting practical exercises. The Master organized for me the internship at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. I carried out concrete tasks related to the projects that the University was coordinating and I felt really integrated into the team. It was a very positive experience. I acquired new skills and I met professionals who taught me a lot. I am currently working in Berlin as European project manager in a consultacy firm.
December 2014

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Chiara B.

4821.jpg The master gave me solid theoretical basis and practical skills in EU project management. Through workshops and case studies, the Master also gave me the opportunity to share knowledge and ideas with experts in the field and to acquire the skills necessary for the preparation of European projects. The multicultural and interdisciplinary composition of the classroom is also something extremely valuable, as it gave me the opportunity to work in team and establish contact at a truly European level. I am now working at the International Relations Department of the University of Florence. Florence, Italy, June 2014

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André P. H.

4822.jpg Almost a year after the end of the Master I maintain the relationships established between the participants, both on a personal level but also as the beginning of a very interesting and fruitful professional network. The final project work was a very good opportunity to put into practice the knowledge acquired during the classes. In our case we submitted our proposal under an H2020 call with real partners. Also the internship is a plus in this Master because it opens a first door if you plan to enter this field of European project planning and management. I am now working in Pisa, in the same company where I did the internship a few months ago.
Pisa, Italy, December 2015

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Patricia M.

4823.jpg The knowledge gained during the Master have meant an enormous added value for my professional career. Apart from living a pleasant experience in Florence and making friends with whom I still have a great relationship, I obtained a full transversal knowledge regarding project management, its monitoring, planning and evaluation which nowadays I am putting into practice in my job as a project manager. The internship in Conexx-Europe in Brussels has been a great professional and personal experience. The staff of Conexx always encouraged me to develop my project ideas, by motivating me to be proactive. I have learned a lot about different sorts of project, mainly in the area of International Cooperation and Development. After the internship I was offered a job at Conexx-Europe in Brussels where I am currently working. Brussels, Belgium, December 2015

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Adele T.

4824.jpg The European Project Planning and Management International Master, which I have attended in 2014, let me improve my professional skills and develop capacities to find a proper job in the field of European project planning. The knowledge provided by the Master was fundamental to understand European programmes and how to write a call of proposal. The Master gave me the opportunity to be an intern at Evolaris in Austria. During the internship I had the opportunity to practice what I learn during the lessons held in Florence. I worked in an international team, and contributed to the submission of two projects in the framework of the European Programme H2020. At the end of the Master internship, at the beginning of May 2015, I started working in a strategy consulting, called Lynkeus, based in Rome. They offered me a stable position as a project assistant. Currently I am still working at Lynkeus. Rome, Italy, January 2016

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Luca G.

Pixel provided us with training with high-level professionals with several years of experience in the field of European project management. I carried out my internship at Moverim in Brussels. I was given immediate responsibilities over the company's daily activities. I started checking funding opportunities related to the field of Research & Innovation and I attended info days, seminars and events. I also had the opportunity to develop my own project ideas, while being advised by Moverim professionals. After the internship I was offered a job position as European project manager in Glasgow, Scotland where I am currently working.

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Carlotta D.

The International Master in European Project Planning and Management provided me with both the adequate theoretical and practical basis to fully accomplish the tasks assigned to me during the internship period. The training contents were appropriate and well developed by European experts with long and extensive experience in the field. The multicultural class composition definitely represent an added value of the Master. The internship at Innolabs has been a deeply appreciable professional and human experience. I have been actively involved in the on-going European projects activities. The internship has developed into a work collaboration, and I am now part of the Innolabs team.

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Betime H.

The decision to pursue the International Master in European Project Planning and Management was a great step for me. Pixel’s programme is specifically designed to combine theoretical and practical lessons so the students could absorb the information and understand the process easily. In addition to the three months classes held in Florence, Pixel arranged me a three months internship in an educational public institution in Netherlands, called Landstede. This was a great opportunity for me to put into practice the knowledge gained through the classes taken in Florence. I would like to note that the host organization treated me as an integral part of the projects, thus involving me in the entire projects’ preparation and implementation phases. After completion of my internship, I returned back in Kosovo where very shortly after got engaged in two European projects in a consultancy role. Finally, I would urge the future students to use this programme best as possible as a very adequate one for those aiming to enter the European projects’ field. It does not only provide you with the right knowledge, but also triggers you to generate new ideas and how to make them happen in reality.

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Guillermo Luis C.

First of all, I would like to thank you so much for the knowledge and skills gained during this amazing experience!!! During 2016, I was looking for job opportunities and/or post graduate courses. I have found the "International Master in EU Projects Planning and Management" organised by Pixel and I have decided to take this challenge with the hope to improve my professional skills and to find easier a good job. I HAVE TO SAY THAT IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE: I have only 2 days left of my Internship in Limerick Institute of Technology and I have 3 job offers on my hands at present!!! The first one is to stay in Limerick Institute of Technology where I am currently performing the internship! The second is based in Dublin, working as EU Project Manager for a SME doing projects under H2020 funding programme! And the 3rd one is for a private company in Italy, working as Project Manager as well!!! Now I have to decide which one will be the best opportunity for my professional career. I really want to thank you again and I am more then satisfied with the Master!!! I will highly recommend it!

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André P.

Almost a year after the end of the Master I maintain the relationships established between the participants, both on a personal level but also as the beginning of a very interesting and fruitful professional network. The final project work was a very good opportunity to put into practice the knowledge acquired during the classes. In our case we submitted our proposal under an H2020 call with real partners. Also the internship is a plus in this Master because it opens a first door if you plan to enter this field of European project planning and management. I am now working in Pisa, in the same company where I did the internship a few months ago.

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Toni L.

The Master course has been a really good personal and professional experience. I have learnt how to write and manage European projects. I met great experts in this field during the training sessions. The Master course was very practical-oriented and really connected to the working reality. The internship in Conexx-Europe in Brussels has been very rewarding and I am still working there. I recommend this master course because it can make a very positive impact in your life, in terms of working experience and acquisition of new valuable skills

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Marc P.

I participated in the first edition of the Master in European Project Planning and Management organized in Florence by Pixel in 2012 – 2013. I chose the program from Pixel since it was deeply oriented to the labour market, with a detailed program aiming at enlarging our knowledge on the European Funding opportunities as well as improving our skills on project planning and management, as well as a mandatory internship included in the program. Although the master courses provide you with a wide information about projects, programmes, frameworks and funding opportunities, the truth is that you start mapping and organizing this information once you start working on the field. Therefore, the internship experience was very useful for me to understand the full picture, as well as get into the working flow of the EU funding atmosphere. After the internship, I received a proposal from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) Research Park in Barcelona for a full-time job as a Project Manager in the international department of the organisation, basically, supporting projects outside Europe. I am still at the UAB Research Park, as a Project Manager under the Innovation projects unit, and from then until today that has been my job position. I do believe that the Master organized in Pixel is an outstanding gate to entry in the European funding world.

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Anna B.

The Master in European Project Planning and Management has been an excellent opportunity to get an in-depth training on the structure and functioning of European programmes and on the different steps entailed in all European projects, from the writing of a proposal to project management activities. The fact that all trainers are professionals with years of experience is a real plus, together with the many practical activities that provided me with an insight on the work involved in the managing of a European project. I have also really appreciated the international dimension of the course, as my classmates came from different parts of the world (France, Spain, Slovenia, Portugal, Armenia, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Paraguay, Ghana...). Working together on the writing of a final project has been engaging and exciting also from a personal point of view. The internship offered right after the training course has been one of the main reason why I decided to apply to this master and it has been a real integration to the class-based training. At the moment, I am in Spain, working for a company offering services to the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission and promoting projects in the field of education.

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Sana A.

I attended the 4th edition of the course for the year 2015-2016 in Florence, Italy. The course was unique combination of theory and practical insight into European Projects. All the trainers themselves were consultants and experts in the same field who could provide examples from their own experience.
Another reason to apply for this course was three months internship which was the part of this Masters. Pixel arranged internship for me in Inovamais consultancy firm. It’s a Portuguese company but I worked for their office in Brussels, Belgium. From the very first day I was involved in European projects, I never felt that I needed guidance from my supervisor because I was aware of everything related to European Projects. After my three months of internship, the company offered me a job to work as Assistant Project Manager which I accepted happily. As an Assistant Project Manager, I was involved in more horizontal tasks and I was assisting three project Managers. With the passage of time, I was involved in main tasks specially writing proposal, tenders, collaborating with partners, designing work packages, monitoring ongoing projects implementation. My company was really happy with my work and offered me the position of Project Manager. So in less than a year I became Project Manager. Now as a Project Manager my work requires more dedication and focus. I am front person for project partners. I have to provide strategic directions during the implementation of projects. I prepare interim reports for the Commission and participate in meetings with the Project Coordinators from the European Commission. Our company is also a contractor for Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA). At the beginning of this year (2017), my company asked me to become External Relations Manager for MCAA. It was a challenge but at the same time a chance to grow professionally, so I accepted this position too.
I am also Board Member of European Youth Forum (EYF) which is a political social platform that fights to substantially improve the working conditions of youth in the European Union. Being board member doesn’t require constant work but I dedicate my time and share my idea whenever needed.
version of you. Be honest, be reliable, be professional and always have “Can Do” attitude.

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José Paulo C.

I attended the fifth edition of the International Master “European Project Planning and Management”. After the theoretical part of the Master in Florence, I carried out my internship at the International Relations Department of Florida Universitària in Valencia, Spain.
This internship gave me the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge acquired during the intensive months of study in Pixel, as I was given immediate responsibilities over the Department' daily activities. In particular, I was asked to give support in writing project proposals and in managing ongoing projects, participating in project meetings, prepare reports and so on, allowing me to experience how European projects are ran in the real world. This helped to carry out my work with autonomy and with the feeling and motivation that they were always putting confidence in my knowledge and abilities, so I struggled a lot to accomplish with the tasks I was assigned to carry out and to be up to the expectations they had about me and the recently acquired knowledge I was applying in the performance of my duties.
The internship experience was the best way to start my career in the field of the European Project Planning and Management. At the end of the internship I was very involved and committed in some of the European projects running, and as they needed to hire staff, I was promptly offered to work there in order to continue developing the work I was doing so far. After a few months they proposed to me a new contract with better conditions which I accepted with great pleasure and thus I am working here at the moment with more responsibilities and involvement within the Institution. This gives me the opportunity of growing on this specific field, valuing and applying everything that I learned during the Master, either in the theoretical part in Florence or in the internship here in Spanish. I thank all those who have allowed me to get here!
Valencia


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