Preparing successful proposals for DG DEVCO and DG NEAR - Webinar


Preparing successful proposals for DG DEVCO and DG NEAR - Webinar



Organisation punto.sud

Dates 25 September – 9 October 2018

Duration 3 days (1h30 each, from 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m. CET|CEST)


  • ALL LESSONS: 120 Euro

EARLY BOOKING: 25% off if you book 8 weeks in advance

MULTIPLE BOOKING: 25% off 3 or more bookings


  • SINGLE LESSON: 60 Euro

Place Online -Webinar

Language English

Number of participants Max 20 per session.

Target group and prerequisites

NGOs’ staff involved in fundraising and preparation of project proposals who need a refreshment on EU application system, both at field and HQ level. Also suggested to beginners who wish to skills in the preparation of project proposals.



Course Description

3-lesson webinar to improve the participants’ knowledge and skills in preparing successful project proposals


The European Union is one of the most important donors supporting NGOs’ actions in development cooperation. It can be considered a “generous” donor, allocating huge funds for development cooperation projects, but also a demanding one. For this reason, NGOs are often discouraged, in particular in front of the application process, which may seem too complex.

Through this series of webinars, you will get an in-depth overview of the application formats to be used in response to EU (DG EuropeAid and DG NEAR) calls for proposals (i.e. concept note, full application, logical framework and budget). You will also get some tips on how to collect and provide the requested information, also by using appropriate methodologies, like to Theory of Change that will also support you in the preparation of the logframe. Finally, you will get skills in preparing realistic budgets, by knowing the eligibility principles and the simplified costs options proposed by the EU.

The contents of this course refer to the latest version of the PRAG annexes (e.g. Special conditions, General conditions, Contract award procedures).

The webinar is divided into 3 lessons of 1:30 hours each and is delivered on-line. You can apply to the full course or just to one or more sessions.


Specific Objective

To ensure an in-depth knowledge of DG EuropeAid/DG NEAR application procedure and develop skills in preparing good project proposals for EU-funded projects.


Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Prepare project proposals clearly responding to EU requirements;
  • Know the basis of the Theory of Change, useful for the preparation of effective logframes;
  • Formulate realistic budget, respecting the eligibility principles and other EU requirements.



Course Agenda

Lesson 1 – Preparing the application form: concept note and full application

  • The calls for proposals system
  • Preparing a concept note
  • Preparing the full application


Lesson 2 – The Theory of Change and the logical framework

  • Benefits of the Theory of Change
  • The logframe matrix: tips and tricks
  • An example of logframe


Lesson 3 – Preparing the budget

  • Eligibility principles and types of eligible costs
  • EU budget format
  • Simplified cost options


BLENDED COURSES: This course is part of a blended training

Additional Information

Apply now




25 September – 9 October 2018
Lunedì, 24 Settembre, 2018 - 17:15