Mastering winning proposals and EU Grants management

A learning plan composed of two virtual classroom courses and three eLearning modules to provide all the necessary skills to effectively work on EU international cooperation programs.

Course Description

With this comprehensive and practical overview of EU grant management, participants will gain mastery in accessing EU funding and managing projects. The course teaches all the necessary skills to work with DG INTPA, DG NEAR and EU delegations on development projects. Rather than being intimidated by the grant application process, participants will develop their capacity to write proposals and prepare budgets, to manage EU grants in accordance with the PRAG rules and build appropriate monitoring.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the learning plan, you will be able to:

  • Identify relevant EU funding opportunities and calls for proposals
  • Prepare successful project proposals and realistic budgets
  • Properly apply PRAG procedures concerning grants (for example, costs eligibility, amendments, reporting, procurement, record-keeping)
  • Build and manage effective project partnerships
  • Manage financial support with third parties
  • Comply with EU requirements in terms of visibility and communication activities
  • Set up a code of conduct for your organisation
  • Report on results achieved and related costs incurred
  • Prepare records and supporting evidence for expenditure verification


The following courses are included in this learning plan:

  • 4-day virtual classroom training Get EU grants: writing successful proposals: Get a practical overview of how to prepare project proposals that secure funding from DG INTPA/DG NEAR and the EU delegations for your development cooperation programs. Discover how the EU funding and programming system works and get our trainers’ tips on how to establish a fruitful relationship with the EC and the EU delegations. Learn how to deal with calls for proposals and strengthen your muscles in proposal writing and budgeting to be successful in the grant application process.

  • 3-day virtual classroom training Managing EU Grants under PRAG rules and procedures: Discover the management modalities of EU grants, according to the PRAG rules. This training shares proven tools to solve all types of issues and challenges in the implementation of development projects financed by DG INTPA, DG NEAR and the EU Delegations. Increase competences in cost eligibility, procurement, M&E, reporting and visibility. Ensure fruitful partnership and coordination mechanisms, learn how to properly deal with changes during project implementation and be prepared for expenditure verification.

  • eLearning **All need to know about financial support to third parties in EU Grants:**Gain in-depth knowledge that will equip your organisation to act as a donor and award financial support to local CSOs, grassroots organisations or other types of entities in the framework of EU grants. Become familiar with the information that must be provided in your project proposals for this kind of “grants in cascade.” Be ready to manage financial support provided to third parties, starting from the selection and award procedure, to the implementation and monitoring of related activities and results achieved, all the way through to reporting and expenditure verification or auditing processes.

  • eLearning #EUinmyAction: EU requirements for visibility and communication: This course presents the key communication and visibility activities to be implemented in the framework of EU-funded projects. Become familiar with relevant requirements to ensure compliance with key rules and standards and to properly deliver key messages to the beneficiaries of EU-funded actions and other stakeholders. Learn what standards of communication and visibility are expected at each stage of the project cycle (i.e. proposal, implementation and reporting) and take note of our tips to more effectively organize this project component.

  • eLearning Creating and implementing an effective Code of Conduct:rning This eLearning presents an exhaustive guide to developing and enforcing your code of conduct, which is a requirement that must be met to receive grants from the European Union. Get familiar with the principles behind creating a code of conduct and put them into practice using specific measures and a robust implementation strategy. Learn how to correctly apply and monitor the code of conduct and keep it updated moving forward.

By subscribing to the learning plan, you will have access to each course in the PuntoSud learning platform. From here, you can join the live sessions, download the course materials (including PowerPoint presentations, official EU documents, infographics and other useful links and materials), complete the eLearning modules, review the recordings of the live sessions and complete the initial and final test and participate in the active forum.

Throughout the whole period, by using the forum you will be able to communicate with the trainers, post questions and share information and best practices with other participants.

Fee information

Cost include the access to the training courses and all training materials

How to register