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Management and coordination of EC-funded projects; the PM² Methodology, Training course by European Academy, 16-17 July in Athens

Contributed by: European Academy

From 2018-07-16 to 2018-07-17, Greece
The EC is bringing the PM² Methodology closer to its broader stakeholders and user community so as to establish a common Project Management language and process for projects within and across institutions. Implementing a common PM language across the entire H2020 Programme will increase effectiveness, collaboration, efficiency and success in coordination of EU projects. Understanding and implementing the PM² Methodology is essential for anyone participating in or dealing with European projects.
Management and coordination of EC-funded projects; the PM² Methodology, Training course by European Academy, 16-17 July in Athens
This unique course has been designed to address the needs of organisations and people involved in international collaborative EU-funded projects. It is the only course developed around the PM² Methodology of the European Commission with a strong focus on its application to Horizon 2020 projects.

The course includes all the essentials for understanding of the EU projects environment such as the rights and obligations of EU funds beneficiaries and provides step-by-step guidance for the management of projects.

The course will equip participants with all the necessary knowledge, skills and reference sources to help them understand, tailor and effectively use the PM² Methodology for the coordination of multi-party project work, but also for effective reporting and smooth communication with the Project Officers of the European Commission.

During this two-day training, the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) of project management will be discussed and participants will understand how PM² addresses them. With the help of workshops and exercises, at the end of the course participants will be in a position to start implementing some of the PM² best practices which will increase the quality of their project management. After the training, participants will be in a position to more successfully coordinate collaborative projects and increase their success rates by implementing PM² in their proposals.

PM² is a Project Management Methodology custom developed by the European Commission to fit the specific needs, culture and constraints of EU institutions. Its purpose is to facilitate the effective management of a project’s complete life cycle, and increase the quality of the project management process and project results. It incorporates elements from a wide range of globally accepted project management best practices as well as the European Commission’s operational experience from many projects. PM² is a light and easy to implement methodology suitable for any type of project.

The European Commission has published PM² with an open and free license for anyone to use for the management of their projects, with a focus on projects run within the EU institutions or funded by EU programmes. As such, working knowledge of the PM² Methodology becomes essential for anyone participating in such projects.

Participants of the two-day training will learn:

​The EU projects environment
How to implement the PM² Methodology
How to successfully manage EU-funded projects
The rights and obligations of EU funds beneficiaries
How and what to report to the EC and other stakeholders
How to communicate smoothly with the EC
The different roles and responsibilities
The Critical Success Factors
How to ensure the delivery of results
How to build long-term relations with various stakeholders
How to properly organise kick-off and other meetings
How to facilitate an internal control culture
How to manage risks in projects
Step-by-step guidance for the management of projects

This seminar is ideal for those who work on EU-funded projects and companies that are collaborating with the EC. Having in your CV the acknowledgement of attending a PM² workshop showcases your familiarity with the PM² Methodology and your commitment to project management excellence.

Course’s Benefits & Outcomes:
Get exclusive information and resources on the PM² Methodology
Improve the success rate of your project proposals
Improve the quality of your project reporting
Increase your organisation’s competitiveness
Receive tangible and actionable advice on your projects
Network and exchange experience with peers and possible partners from across EU

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Strictly limited seats per course ensure a much more focused learning experience and a customised programme.



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