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Feel invited to use the Toolkit on European project management dedicated to the Civil Society Organisations!

The aim of this Toolkit is to support the beginners in the field of European project management and all the persons/organisations willing to cooperate and network on the European level.

This Toolkit is primarily dedicated to the members, workers, co-workers, volunteers, and the adult learners of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). We believe it may be also useful for any public and/or
private organisation; in general - a wide range of education – related organisations, institutions, and decision makers.

The Toolkit addresses the need for more practical examples, more case studies, material for further self-directed learning in the field of European projects initiation, designing, developing and realising.
It is designed as a practical and reusable resource for the practitioners in the field of European project management.

The Toolkit is divided into two parts:
1. Part 1, related to project planning and designing. The aim of the first part of the Toolkit is to guide you from a project idea to a successful proposal - is available HERE.
2. Part 2, related to project coordinating, monitoring and evaluating, is aimed to support the successful implementation of the European projects that have been co-funded by the European Union - is available HERE.

The key chapters of the Toolkit part 1, "Project planning and designing" answer the following questions:

1) How to define the project idea?

2) How to find and chose the proper EU grant programme to realise my project idea?

3) How to find and choose the project partners?

4) What is the project structure/framework?

5) What are the competences needed to realise/coordinate/manage European projects?

 

The key chapters of the Toolkit part 2, "Managing, monitoring and evaluating the project" answer the following questions:

1) Technical management: How to execute the project as promissed in the project application?

2) Team management - how to manage communication, relations, motivation, potential conflicts solving?

3) How to assure the right project monitoring - from the perspectives of the project manager?

4) How to assure the right project evaluation: process (time-budget-quality) and impact evaluation?

5) What are some useful project management supporting tools?

The Toolkit was developed by the FIRST NETWORK members:
Foundation of Alternative Educational Initiatives (PL), COOSS Marche Onlus scpa (IT), Folk High School Association Surrounding Budapest (HU), Rightchallenge (PT), Húsavík Academic Center (HAC) In the frames of the EU NET project, co-financed by the European Union.

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Feel invited to use the Toolkit on European project managing, monitoring & evaluating!

The aim of this Toolkit is to support the beginners in the field of European project management and all the persons/organisations willing to cooperate and network on the European level.

This Toolkit is primarily dedicated to the members, workers, co-workers, volunteers, and the adult learners of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). We believe it may be also useful for any public and/or
private organisation; in general - a wide range of education – related organisations, institutions, and decision makers.

The Toolkit addresses the need for more practical examples, more case studies, material for further self-directed learning in the field of European projects initiation, designing, developing and realising.
It is designed as a practical and reusable resource for the practitioners in the field of European project management.

The Toolkit is divided into two parts:
1. Part 1, related to project planning and designing. The aim of the first part of the Toolkit is to guide you from a project idea to a successful proposal - is available HERE.
2. Part 2, related to project coordinating, monitoring and evaluating, is aimed to support the successful implementation of the European projects that have been co-funded by the European Union - is now available in English. The translations into Polish, Italian, Icelandic and Portuguesw will be published soon. 

The key chapters of the Toolkit 2, "Managing, monitoring and evaluating the project" answer the following questions:

1) Technical management: How to execute the project as promissed in the project application?

2) Team management - how to manage communication, relations, motivation, potential conflicts solving?

3) How to assure the right project monitoring - from the perspectives of the project manager?

4) How to assure the right project evaluation: process (time-budget-quality) and impact evaluation?

5) What are some useful project management supporting tools?


The material is available in a PDF version to download and an on-line ineteractive version, in 6 languages: English - Italian - Hungarian - Portuguese - Polish

The material is also available in an on-line, ineteractive version, in 6 languages: English - Italian - Hungarian - Portuguese - Icelandic - Polish

 

The Toolkit was developed by the FIRST NETWORK members:
Foundation of Alternative Educational Initiatives (PL), COOSS Marche Onlus scpa (IT), Folk High School Association Surrounding Budapest (HU), Rightchallenge (PT), Húsavík Academic Center (HAC) In the frames of the EU NET project, co-financed by the European Union.

Feel invited to use the Toolkit on European project planning & designing!

The aim of this Toolkit is to support the beginners in the field of European project management and all the persons/organisations willing to cooperate and network on the European level.

This Toolkit is primarily dedicated to the members, workers, co-workers, volunteers, and the adult learners of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). We believe it may be also useful for any public and/or
private organisation; in general - a wide range of education – related organisations, institutions, and decision makers.

The Toolkit addresses the need for more practical examples, more case studies, material for further self-directed learning in the field of European projects initiation, designing, developing and realising.
It is designed as a practical and reusable resource for the practitioners in the field of European project management.

The Toolkit is divided into two parts:
1. Part 1, related to project planning and designing. The aim of the first part of the Toolkit is to guide you from a project idea to a successful proposal - already available.
2. Part 2, related to project coordinating, monitoring and evaluating, is aimed to support the successful implementation of the European projects that have been co-funded by the European Union - will be made available early autumn 2023.

The key chapters of the Toolkit, "Project planning and designing" answer the following questions:

1) How to define the project idea?

2) How to find and chose the proper EU grant programme to realise my project idea?

3) How to find and choose the project partners?

4) What is the project structure/framework?

5) What are the competences needed to realise/coordinate/manage European projects?


The material is available in a PDF version to download, in 6 languages: English - Italian - Hungarian - Portuguese - Polish

The material is also available in an on-line, ineteractive version, in 6 languages: English - Italian - Hungarian - Portuguese - Icelandic - Polish

 

The Toolkit was developed by the FIRST NETWORK members:
Foundation of Alternative Educational Initiatives (PL), COOSS Marche Onlus scpa (IT), Folk High School Association Surrounding Budapest (HU), Rightchallenge (PT), Húsavík Academic Center (HAC) In the frames of the EU NET project, co-financed by the European Union.

 

At the end of 2022 The FIRST Network counts 13 member organisations from 8 countries of the European Union: Poland, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Denmark, Portugal, Iceland and Spain.

The FIRST Network Members are:
Foundation of Alternative Educational Initiatives (PL), https://fundacjaaie.eu
COOSS Marche Onlus scpa (IT), https://www.cooss.it
EDUCULT - Institute of Cultural Policy and Cultural Management (AT), https://educult.at
Folk High School Association Surrounding Budapest (HU), http://www.bknsz.hu/
COMMIT (AT), https://www.commit.at
Simbiosofia Consulting and Training (IT), https://simbiosofia.it/
Rightchallenge (PT), https://rightchallenge.org/
Strangers Become Friends (AT), https://www.fremdewerdenfreunde.at/
Carpathian Foundation – Hungary (HU), https://karpatokalapitvany.hu/
The NGO Network for International Project Work (DK), https://www.ngo-netvaerk.dk/
Húsavík Academic Center (HAC) (IS), https://hac.is
European Initiative for education/ Europäische Bildungsinitiative (AT), https://www.advanced-training.net/ebi-eie/
Escuela Oficial de Idiomas Madrid-Villaverde (ES), https://www.eoivillaverde.com/

Two organisations joined the Network in 2022.

In 2022, the FIRST Network realised:

The FIRST Network is opened to new members! If you would like to actively involve the organisation you represent in European cooperation and networking around lifelong learning, please feel invited to join us!

Information how to get involved is available HERE.

The Statute of the FIRST Network.

The title: ”EUropean NETworking as a method for further training and exchange of ideas in the lifelong learning sector” [EU NET].

Short description:
The main challenge EU NET addresses is lower than possible level of European networking of Civil Society Organisations (CSO) active in the lifelong learning, adult education sector.

The project Partners identified the reasons of this situation in the two main areas: Firstly -  the lack of proper/affordable legal and formal solutions supporting networking accessible for the non-profit and/or not-for-profit CSOs. Secondly - the need for more practical examples, more case studies, material for further self-education in the field of European level cooperation and networking of the adult learning CSOs.

The overall aim of the EU NET initiative is to support the European level networking of the Civil Society Organisations active in the lifelong learning sector.

This support would be offered in two forms:

  1. Designing, developing and disseminating the Toolkit on European Project Management for the Civil Society Organisations active in the Lifelong Learning Sector. The toolkit is to be an interactive handbook for self-directed learning and upgrading competences in the field. It would be delivered in two parts:
    Part 1: Project planning and designing.
    Part 2: Realising, monitoring & evaluating the project.
  2. Conducting European level research and legal analysis, and designing and developing the Recommendations for European Networking of the Civil Society Organizations active in the Lifelong Learning Sector – proposing new ways of networking available and affordable for non-profit and not-for profit CSOs.

We shall widely invite to test/review these solutions!
(If interested to take part in the testing/reviewing, please contact the EU NET coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We shall inform you directly when the testing begins!)

The EU NET continues and builds on the conclusions from the two preceding projects, initiated and coordinated by FAIE: The “First-time international projects realisers support network”, realized in the period 2018 – 2022 and the “Recommendations for international project managers competences recognition and validation for lifelong learning", realized in the period 2019 – 2022.

EU NET is an element of a long-term strategic plan of the FIRST Network, aiming at delivering sustainable support for international cooperation of the adult learning sector CSOs.

The period of realisation: February 2022 – May 2023.

The project partners:
Fundacja Alternatywnych Inicjatyw Edukacyjnych, PL (Coordinator), www.fundacjaaie.eu
Cooperativa Sociale COOSS MARCHE ONLUS scpa (IT), http://www.cooss.it/it/
Folk High School Association Surrounding Budapest, Hungary, http://www.bknsz.hu/
Rightchallenge - Associação (PT), www.rightchallenge.org
Húsavík Academic Center (IS), www.hac.is

Co-financing: The European Union.

The title: ”EUropean NETworking as a method for further training and exchange of ideas in the lifelong learning sector” [EU NET].

Short description:
The main challenge EU NET addresses is lower than possible level of European networking of Civil Society Organisations (CSO) active in the lifelong learning, adult education sector.

The project Partners identified the reasons of this situation in the two main areas: Firstly -  the lack of proper/affordable legal and formal solutions supporting networking accessible for the non-profit and/or not-for-profit CSOs. Secondly - the need for more practical examples, more case studies, material for further self-education in the field of European level cooperation and networking of the adult learning CSOs.

The overall aim of the EU NET initiative is to support the European level networking of the Civil Society Organisations active in the lifelong learning sector.

This support would be offered in two forms:

  1. Designing, developing and disseminating the Toolkit on European Project Management for the Civil Society Organisations active in the Lifelong Learning Sector. The toolkit is to be an interactive handbook for self-directed learning and upgrading competences in the field. It would be delivered in two parts:
    Part 1: Project planning and designing.
    Part 2: Realising, monitoring & evaluating the project.

  2. Conducting European level research and legal analysis, and designing and developing the Recommendations for European Networking of the Civil Society Organizations active in the Lifelong Learning Sector – proposing new ways of networking available and affordable for non-profit and not-for profit CSOs.

We shall widely invite to test/review these solutions!
(If interested to take part in the testing/reviewing, please contact the EU NET coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We shall inform you directly when the testing begins!)

The EU NET continues and builds on the conclusions from the two preceding projects, initiated and coordinated by FAIE: The “First-time international projects realisers support network”, realized in the period 2018 – 2022 and the “Recommendations for international project managers competences recognition and validation for lifelong learning", realized in the period 2019 – 2022.

EU NET is an element of a long-term strategic plan of the project core partners, aiming at delivering sustainable support for international cooperation of the adult learning sector CSOs.

The period of realisation: February 2022 – May 2023.

The project partners:
Fundacja Alternatywnych Inicjatyw Edukacyjnych, PL (Coordinator), www.fundacjaaie.eu
Cooperativa Sociale COOSS MARCHE ONLUS scpa (IT), http://www.cooss.it/it/
Folk High School Association Surrounding Budapest, Hungary, http://www.bknsz.hu/
Rightchallenge - Associação (PT), www.rightchallenge.org
Húsavík Academic Center (IS), www.hac.is

Co-financing: The European Union.

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At the end of 2021 The FIRST Network counts 11 member organisations from 7 countries of the European Union: Poland, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Denmark, Portugal and Iceland.

The FIRST Network Members are:
- Foundation of Alternative Educational Initiatives (PL), https://fundacjaaie.eu
- COOSS Marche Onlus scpa (IT), https://www.cooss.it
- EDUCULT - Institute of Cultural Policy and Cultural Management (AT), https://educult.at
- Folk High School Association Surrounding Budapest (HU), http://www.bknsz.hu/
- COMMIT (AT), https://www.commit.at
- Simbiosofia Consulting and Training (IT), https://simbiosofia.it/
- Rightchallenge (PT), https://rightchallenge.org/
- Strangers Become Friends (AT), https://www.fremdewerdenfreunde.at/
- Carpathian Foundation – Hungary (HU), https://karpatokalapitvany.hu/
- The NGO Network for International Project Work (DK), https://www.ngo-netvaerk.dk/
- Húsavík Academic Center (HAC) (IS), https://hac.is

The Welcome meeting admitting the seven new members took part 28th of May 2021. One organisation - Interfolk (DK) decided to leave the Network.

In 2021 the Network members organised two virtual matchmaking seminars:
- MATCHMAKING around CULTURE/ARTS/HERITAGE that took place June 25th,
- MATCHMAKING around EDUCATION/LIFELONG LEARNING, the 8th of October.
The events involved, apart from the FN members representatives, also representatives of the organisations not being the FN members – in total 43 participants from 10 EU countries.

Each event was followed by a short evaluation, which results give some ideas for the FN development.

There was also a project proposal designed by FAIE intended for the Erasmus+ programme call for proposals, where several FN organisations were invited to cooperation – and some decided to join. The initiative entitled "EUropean NETworking as a method for further training and exchange of ideas in the lifelong learning sector" (EU NET) was co-financed and would be realised by 28th months, beginning from February 2022. The main aim of the project is to support the European level networking of the Civil Society Organisations active in the lifelong learning sector. The intended project results are: Delivered Toolkit on European Project Management for the Civil Society Organisations active in the lifelong learning sector and delivered Recommendations for European Networking of the Civil Society Organizations active in the Lifelong Learning Sector, based on thorough researching the existing legal and organisational opportunities for the European Networks on the EU level. The FN Members involved are FAIE (PL), COOSS (IT), FHSASB (HU), Rightchallenge (PT) and HAC (IS).

Concerning management of the Network, the main initiative giving and planning body, the FIRST Network Council, currently counts 4 members, who are also the founding members of the Network: FAIE (PL), COOSS (IT), FHSASB (HU) and Educult (AT). The Council composition is to be widened in 2022.

The Statute of the FIRST Network.

Thursday, 10 June 2021 15:06

The FIRST Network is growing!

We have the pleasure to announce that new FIRST Network Members were admitted in April 2021.

The new FIRST Network Members are:

COMMIT, Austria, https://www.commit.at/veranstaltungen
Simbiosofia Consulting and Training, Italy, www.simbiosofia
Rightchallenge, Portugal, https://rightchallenge.org
Strangers Become Friends, Austria, https://www.fremdewerdenfreunde.at/
Carpathian Foundation – Hungary, https://karpatokalapitvany.hu/
The NGO Network for International Project Work, Denmark, www.ngo-netvaerk.dk
Húsavík Academic Center (HAC), Island, https://hac.is/

The virtual welcome meeting, where all the present FIRST Network Members could meet for the first time, took place May 28th.

Welcome on board!

Currently the FIRST Network in built by 11 organisations from 7 EU countries.

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