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Training Course “FP7: Project Planning and Design, Management and Reporting"

This two-day training course is designed to provide participants with an overview of the main project management techniques useful to plan and manage FP7 projects.

9 October 2012 - 10 October 2012

The course will provide participants with hints and tips on proposal writing, equipping them with the essential information needed to prepare a successful application. Furthermore, part of the course will be devoted to the explication of the technical, administrative and financial aspects related to FP7 projects (including fiscal issues and financial rules), in order to help participants to develop the understanding required to interpret and implement FP7 financial regulations in the daily management of their projects.

The following topics will be covered in the training course:

Project planning and design:
• Introduction to the Seventh Framework Programme (priorities, specific programmes, funding schemes, main areas of research funded) and illustration of the Commission's proposal on the Rules for Participation to Horizon 2020
• Main functionalities of CORDIS website and of the Participant Portal
• Identifying Calls for Proposals and documents and using the tool to submit an application electronically (EPSS)
• Instructions to complete PART A Forms (concerning the administrative and financial details of the proposal):
1. Participant Identification Code (PIC) and Unique Registration Facility (URF)
2. Preparing the project budget
• Instructions to complete PART B Forms:
1. introduction to Project Cycle Management: the main elements in a project
2. objectives and expected results
3. constraints and assumptions, indicators of progress and sources of verification
4. tasks and timetable
5. description of the consortium’s management structures
6. socio-economic impact of the project and dissemination of results
• FP7 evaluation criteria.

Project management and reporting:
• From project planning to implementation: negotiations with the EC
• The start-up of the project: formal setting-up of the consortium (Grant Agreement and Consortium Agreement)
• Internal monitoring, project scientific and financial reporting (SESAM, FORCE and NEF)
• EC evaluation and auditing.

The course specifically addresses the needs of professionals and project managers who are involved in the management of FP7 projects, both in the private and the public sector. The course can be an effective tool to help participants to successfully manage projects, as well as to further develop their internal project management strategies. It can also provide a good opportunity to network and to share good practices.

THE COURSE WILL BE HELD IN ITALIAN. Courses can also be offered in English on demand.

Dates: Monday 9th October (from 9.00 to 17.30); Tuesday 10th October (from 09.00 to 18.00)

Deadline for registration: 5th October 2012.

Venue: Ramada Naples Hotel & Conference Center (Via Galileo Ferraris, 40 - 80142 – Naples Tel: + 39 081.360.21.11)For further information, detailed agenda and registration form, please refer to our website:; Course-dedicated webpage: