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How to lead an External Cooperation European Project?

Interview of Malgorzata HISZKA, Head of Training Department Welcomeurope

What is a European funding programme?

It is an instrument set up by the European Commission to allow projects leaders to participate in projects co-financed by the Community budget while translating political and strategic objectives of the European Union undertaken notably at European Summits. These goals have been recently defined for the ongoing 2007/2013 period.

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What is a European funding programme?

It is an instrument set up by the European Commission to allow projects leaders to participate in projects co-financed by the Community budget while translating political and strategic objectives of the European Union undertaken notably at European Summits. These goals have been recently defined for the ongoing 2007/2013 period.



What are the main principles to apply for a European grant?


The managing authorities of funding programmes regularly publish calls for proposals. So as to apply for a grant, you have to expect a call for proposals publication and to submit the application within the framework of its deadline. An application must be carefully prepared and in compliance with all eligible criteria.



What kind of recommendations would you give to project leaders wishing to apply for such a grant?


In order to enhance grant’s award opportunities, it is necessary to anticipate the whole application stage. It means notably that it is relevant to forecast a certain time, before the call launching, to set up the application (to build up a project’s budget, to find right partners , to prepare an action plan…). It is also important to gain knowledge of the calls Community common rules (legal basis) and also of the specific rules concerning given call or projects of the specific field, and its specific funding programme. At least, I would advice potential project leaders to be kept informed on what has been already done in their field of interest prior to their projects (compendia), so that they could make profit of the past experiences and introduce innovative nature to their own projects.


You are an expert in external cooperation funding programmes. To which extend this logic is different from others programmes?


Eligible actions to be co-financed thanks to Community action programmes are principally based on exchange of best practices and know-how between EU Member States. Hence, projects have to be set up in trans-European partners hips. The external aid programmes are characterised by spirit of development strategies to be held on third countries territory. Each geographical area has a different funding instrument specifying its main priorities. External cooperation programmes have their own common rules different from rules specific to Intra Community programmes. It is important to notice that these programmes enable the EU visibility promotion outside, and contribute to the 21st century international challenges.



From your point of view, why does a potential project leader should participate to a Welcomeurope training session?


Our training sessions prepare potential project leaders to anticipate all necessary steps I have mentioned before, in order to submit a successful application. From one hand, we explain practical and methodological tools. It prepares potential project leaders to apply for a call for proposals in the most operational way in order to optimize their success to obtain grant. From another hand, we assist project leaders giving them key factors and necessary tips to optimize application formalisation (budget building, writing advices, recommendations…) without forgetting that the participants have access to Welcomeurope Funding Alerts and Eurofunding database then.

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