From 4-6 July the third workshop of IEPs training series “Training the Trainers on EU Project Cycle Management” was successfully implemented in Kyiv by Martin Stein, project manager at IEP. The trainings are part of IEPs ongoing work (Civic School for Sound EU Practice – CiSEP) to strengthen the capacity of Ukraine’s civil society in the framework of the EU-Ukraine association process.
To apply for funding to the European Union and to manage EU funded projects, the EU Project Cycle is the guide to do so. The first two trainings provided the 30 participants with the skills and tools to look for funding opportunities develop their project ideas and prepare a Logical Framework Matrix, an overview of the overall objectives, the purpose, results and activities of their projects. This third workshop was dedicated to the Concept Note, a brief written summary of the project idea. Through presentations, group works and a role play, conducted by a trainer from the Department for the EU State Aid Programme to BiH in Sarajevo, the participants gained valuable insights in how the concept note is structured, the do’s and don’ts while writing and of course regarding the formulation.
As the training series is a Training-the-Trainers, the participants also received the opportunity to improve their presentation skills (both digitally and analogously) to effectively pass on their knowledge to their fellow colleagues in their trainer roles.
Throughout this and also the last workshop the participants showed plenty of enthusiasm and proved their willingness to work hard during and in-between the workshops.
The training series is organised in close cooperation with the Polissya Foundation for International and Regional Studies and part of the larger IEP Capacity Building project on EU-Association-Trainings in Ukraine which is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.
The next workshop will take place from 8-10 August again in Lviv.