Eu Funding & Programmes for Croatian Organisations

Venue: Croatia

Location: Zagreb, Croatia

Event Date/Time: Oct 27, 2011 End Date/Time: Oct 28, 2011
Registration Date: Oct 26, 2011
Early Registration Date: Aug 26, 2011
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2-day practical seminar specially designed for Croatian organisations with the objective of providing practical information empowering them to win EU projects. Experienced project managers, who are also evaluators of the programmes introduced, will provide the tools for developing a proposal successfully.
First Day – Lectures

I. Overview, introduction, comparison
• Overview of different EU funding schemes
• Comparison between IPA/SF and Community Programmes – logic and concept,methodologies to use when applying for fund
• Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA),perspectives, what is in the pipeline
• Community programmes introduction FP7, CIP

II. IPA and SF
• Practical Guide on How to apply for IPA funds and programmes
• Cooperation and partnership with EU Member States
• Understand the evaluation procedure in IPA –your most efficient tool in project development
• Learn from the mistakes and experience of an evaluator and project manager of Structural Funds project
• All about the financing in IPA projects

III. FP7 and CIP
• EU Funding opportunities
• Road to success in preparing competitive project proposals under FP7 and other Community Programmes
• The Evaluator’s Perspective on FP7 and CIP proposals
• Financial aspects of the Seventh Framework Programme
• Quick Guide to Information Sources

Second Day - Practical workshops

Practice in small groups with the hands on assistance of the experts the development of log frame matrix for a specific project. Avoid the most common mistakes made by IPA projects applicants - interactive learning through a quiz with real- life
case studies. The workshop leader will go through a real IPA accepted proposal section-by-section and assess it from an evaluator’s point of view.

II. FP7 and CIP
You will be divided in small groups where you will fill in a quiz and discuss pre-filled parts of a proposal.
The workshop leader, an evaluator will explain how the given sections can be improved.

III. Evaluation exercise
You will receive an IPA and an FP7 proposal (fully developed) and get a chance to practice the evaluation procedure.


Additional Information

Organisations interested in both national and international cooperation opportunities, targeting the main funding sources: -Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) -Structural Funds (SF) (Grant Projects) -Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) -Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) • Research organisations • higher educational bodies, universities • SMEs • big companies • regional development agencies • chambers of commerce and trade and other business organisations • local government institutions; municipalities and governorships • NGOs