Professional Doctorate in International Seminar on European Project Management


    Course Description

    The objective of the international Seminar on European Project Management is to provide participants with the skills to enable them to effectively manage a European project.

    OBJECTIVES

    The objective of the international Seminar on European Project Management is to provide participants with the skills to plan European projects in the field of education, training and research.

    The European Project Management international Seminar focuses on the following topics:
    • Management of contractual procedures with the European Commission
    • Organization and planning of the project work
    • Management of the project partnership
    • Monitoring the project development and evaluating its outcomes
    • Creation and delivery project reports
    • Management of financial and administrative issues of the project

    TARGET GROUPS

    The European Project Management international Seminar is addressed to officers, executives, directors, managers, lecturers, teachers, trainers, researchers and experts working in public bodies, universities, schools, training organizations, adult education institutions, research. The European Project Management international Seminar is addressed to individuals who wish to acquire the skills for successfully accessing and managing European funds in the field of education, culture and research. The European Project Management international Seminar aims at providing participants with the skills to enable them to:
    • Manage contractual procedures with the European Commission and national agencies.
    • Organize and plan the project work for a successful implementation of the project activities and for achieving the expected project’s results.
    • Organize and manage the project partnership, monitor its work, prevent and address conflicts.
    • Monitor the project development, assess and evaluate the quality of its outcomes, deal with possible risks.
    • Create and deliver project reports both for internal and external purposes.
    • Organize and manage the financial and administrative issues of the project, as well as check the eligibility of costs.
    The list of the previous participants is available at: http://europlan.pixel-online.org/EPM_previous_edition_DB_partecipant.php

    THE PROGRAMME

    The programme of the international Seminar on European Project Management is organized in 5 modules:
    • Module 1: Introduction to Project Management
    Introduction to the planning of a European project and how the planning phase influences the management of a funded project
    • Module 2: Project Management Strategies and Contractual Issues
    Presentation on how to plan the project activities and analysis of the typologies of contracts to be set up for project management.
    • Module 3: Partnership Management
    Introduction to the strategies to organize the project partners work and to successfully manage the partnership
    • Module 4: Evaluation and Dissemination
    Introduction to the planning and carrying out of an effective evaluation, dissemination and sustainability strategy
    • Module 5: Project Reporting and Administrative Issues
    Presentation of the reporting activities and methodologies and of the administrative and financial rules for the project financial and administrative management
    The detailed programme can be downloaded at: http://europlan.pixel-online.org/EPM_course_programme.php

    THE COORDINATOR OF THE SEMINAR

    The International Seminar on European Project Management is organized and coordinated by Pixel, an education and training institution based in Florence (Italy) having as its main aim the provision of support to internationalization and European Cooperation. Pixel successfully coordinated and managed over 85 European projects. Some of the European programmes that funded the projects in which Pixel was and is involved are: Socrates ODL; Socrates Minerva, Socrates Grundtvig, Socrates Lingua, eLearning, Leonardo da Vinci, Lifelong Learning, Justice Programme, Safer Internet Programme. Many among the European projects coordinated by Pixel were given an “Excellent” rating and identified as “Best Practice” by the European Commission.
    More information on the European projects carried out is available at: http://www.pixel-online.net/PRJ_european_projects_lista.php
    Pixel also coordinated and managed over 30 projects funded by the European Social Fund.

    ORGANIZATION

    The European Project Management international Seminar has a duration of 60 hours.
    30 hours of classroom based learning held in Florence (Italy). The 30 hours course is organized in 6 days, Monday to Saturday, 5 hours each day.
    30 hours of e-learning integrated with virtual meetings with the course tutor and the other course participants. A Forum is also available for virtual meetings among all participants.

    The classroom course takes place at Pixel, in Florence, Italy.

    METHODOLOGY

    The approach used is highly practical, based on the expertise of the course trainers who have over 15 years of experience in planning and managing projects and initiatives funded by the European Commission, mainly in the sector of Education and Training.

    A practical simulation is carried out for each topic in focus. The practical simulation is based on the use of the services, databases and documentation made available, on-line, by the European Union.
    The objective of the practical activity is the simulation of the development and presentation of a European project.
    At the end of the international Seminar, every work group will have produced a first draft of a European project including the application form, budget, transnational partnership etc.

    FOLLOW UP

    During the classroom course each participant is introduced to the e-learning course’s contents.

    During the four weeks after the classroom course, 2 virtual meetings are organized between the course trainers and tutor and the course participants to further analyse and discuss the contents learnt at distance. An on line Forum is also available for all course participants to ask questions to the course trainers and share the answers with their colleagues.

    TESTIMONIALS

    Over 10 editions of the international Seminar have already taken place at Pixel, in Florence, since 2005.

    The testimonials of the previous participants are available at: http://europlan.pixel-online.org/EPM_testimonials.php

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    For further information please contact:

    Pixel
    Via Luigi Lanzi 12 - 50134 Firenze - Italy
    Tel. +39-055-489700 - Fax. +39-055-4628873
    e-mail:

    Further information on the International Seminar on European Project Management is available on line at:
    http://europlan.pixel-online.org/EPM_intro.php

    ENROLLMENT

    The Registration Form can be downloaded at http://europlan.pixel-online.org/EPM_enrolment.php

    Optional accommodation and subsistence packages are available.

    Visit the International Seminar on European Project Management page on the Pixel website for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    University degree

    Course Fees

    The enrollment fee is 560 euro per person. Groups composed of at least 6 participants will benefit of a 25% reduction of the enrolment fee



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