EU project design and project cycle management for Education - Spain

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1) Familiarise with the main international and EU strategies and policies related to Education and Training, as well as with the
current and future EU multiannual financial frameworks
2) Focus on objectives, methodologies, features, conditions and best-practices of Erasmus+ and European Social Fund
3) Provide advice and guidance on how to write a successful proposal and plan a sustainable project, related to concrete needs and objectives
4) Familiarise with principles, powerful techniques, tips and tools on effective project cycle management (PCM),
5) Provide advice on how to apply monitoring, evaluation and controlling tools
6) Familiarise with successful dissemination/promotion and exploitation principles of European projects
7) Explore and study the educational context of cooperative learning, blended learning and flipped classroom.

Day 1: The Educational context
- Presentation of the course and participants
- Brainstorming and team building
- Key competences and skill for the 21st Century: an interactive introduction
- Cooperative learning, blended learning and flipped classroom in Europe: features, values and best practices

Day 2: EU policies and funding
- Agenda 2030, Europe 2020 and Education&Training 2020 strategies
- current and future EU financial frameworks
- Basic principles on funding from the European Union
- Overlook of the main funding opportunities and Programmes for Education and Training: direct and indirect funds
- Good practice and successful projects related to some key issues for education

Day 3: From problems to strategies:
- the Problem Tree
- the Logical Framework Approach and Matrix
- Project Cycle Management (PCM): techniques, tools, methodology
- Laboratory of PCM: step-by-step process and guidance in writing your project idea

Day 4: Project design&management
- Monitoring and evaluation: principles, techniques, criteria
- How a proposal is evaluated? Rules and criteria
- Budgeting and Financial Management of European Projects
- Organisation: Roles, tasks and responsibilities
- Dissemination principles in your project: techniques tools
- Effective tools, techniques and tips to write good proposals
- Laboratory of PCM: step-by-step process and guidance in writing your proposal

Day 5: A new beginning
- Visit to a significant local school and talk with its relevant staff (upon availability). When this is not available: presentation of the hosting Country educational system
- Cultural visit of the city centre, together with a professional tour leader
- Planning the follow up: future projects together
- Course evaluation & releasing of official course certifications.

N.B Different periods and venues can be freely chosen by the sending organisation, upon request and after checking our availability.

The total number of hours is about 25. Each daily session (average number of hours per day is 5) includes:
• class/lecture/laboratory/workshop
• individual counselling
• daily evaluation.

Leisure activities after the training session can be organised on request.

Based on formal, informal and non-formal education, our methodology will try to stimulate active participation, pro-activity, responsibility and sharing of all participants involved. In this way, we aim to build a diverse and stimulating environment for reflecting, working and learning. It has a horizontal and practical approach and will make use of the following tools:
• interactive lessons
• team-building and team-working
• best practice case-studies
• multimedia and web resources
• project based working
• practical laboratory
• brainstorming and focus-group
• role-play
• self and group assessment and evaluation.

Since this course has several features in common with other courses (as you can check on this platform), sometimes participants will be all together, sometimes with some other participants, sometimes alone, depending on the specific programme. In this way we also intend to foster the cooperation and exchange between them all, as well as the knowledge of other school education systems and practices.

After the confirmation and before starting, we check the previous knowledge and experience of participants, as well as their specific needs related to the topics of our training course. In addition, we will provide some documents and learning contents of our “Library of Methods & Tools” in order to start getting involved in topics and subjects that will be taught.

All participants are expected to maintain access and communication with the rest of their colleagues as well as with the trainer and participate in useful discussions either through the virtual classroom platform and via e-mail. Trainers and company will also be available for any further questions for a period of 5 months after the end of the course, either through e-mail, virtual classroom platform, individual Skype calls, telephone or WhatsApp. By means of all these tools, we aim to get an effective follow-up, to stimulate peer networking, to keep in touch and to share opinions, experiences and practices for unlimited time.

At the end of the course, each participant will be awarded with a certificate of attendance, while the Europass Mobility Certificate will be issued upon request of the sending organisation.

The entire training catalogue is supported by an international team of experts in different branches education and training. The coordinator and main trainer of the event is Alessandro Gariano: founder and manager of Enjoy Italy (see here under); trainer of teachers and for educational organisations (110+ in-services trainings provided, 900+ trainees); youth trainer in the context of non-formal education; project designer, project manager and expert of EU Programmes.

Enjoy Italy is an education&training company aiming to animate, stimulate and support the sustainable development of citizens, territories and communities all around Europe. It has been founded by a dynamic and passionate young professional on few but solid values: responsibility, identity, inclusion, sharing, lifelong learning, civic awareness and sustainability. And a vivid passion for both its land and Europe.

Two are the specific areas of its action:
- Education & Training: provision of tools and opportunities for a professional, social and cultural growth. For responsible citizens and communities. Towards the innovation of European education.
The company provided 150+ in-service trainings to 1200+ teachers and professionals and, in addition, 20+ trainings to 500+ trainees in the context of non-formal education.

- Local Development & Destination Management and: assistance to public and private entities in developing vision and goals, providing advice and services during the entire life cycle of a project. For sustainable destinations.

The company has got some relevant experience in the design and management of different projects within several EU Programmes and Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2 in particular, as well as in the education and training field, both at national and international level.

For any further information, do not hesitate to contact us (check here under). We will be delighted to find out the best solution for you. Together.

• 5-9 October, Rome (IT)
• 12-16 October, Prague (CZ)
• 15-19 October, London (UK)
• 20-24 October, Tropea (IT)
• 9-13 November, Brussels (BE)
• 14-18 November, Utrecht (NL)
• 25-29 November, Rome (IT)
• 30 November-04 December, Helsinki (FI)
• 14-18 December, Naples (IT)
• 11-15 January, Rome (IT)
• 25-29 January, Berlin (DE)
• 08-12 February, Dublin (IE)
• 16-20 March, Milan (IT)
• 21-25 March, London (UK)
• 17-21 April, Brussels (BE)
• 22-26 April, Utrecht (NL) (King’s Day on 26-27 April!)
• 04-08 May, Naples (IT)
• 11-15 May, Tenerife (ES)
• 24-28 May, Tropea (IT)
• 7-11 June, Rome (IT)
• 23-27 June, Helsinki (FI) (to be confirmed)
• 28 June-02 July, Helsinki (FI)
• 05-09 July, Tropea (IT)
• 19-23 July, Barcelona (ES)
• 28 July-01 Aug, Valletta area (Malta)
• 06-10 September, Amalfi Coast (IT)
• 14-18 September, Crete (GR)
• 27 September-01 October, Madrid (ES)
• 05-09 October, Helsinki (FI)
• 11-15 October, London (UK)
• 20-24 October, Tropea (IT)
• 9-13 November, Brussels (BE)
• 15-19 November, Utrecht (NL)
• 29 November-03 December, Rome (IT)
• 13-17 December, Naples (IT)

As for 2022 and for further information, please contact us or visit our webiste.

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Madrid, Barcelona, Tenerife island, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

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