The Master’s Degree in European Policies, Projects and Funding combines legal, historical, political and economic dimensions, for the purpose of providing participants with the analytical and practical tools to grasp the opportunities offered by the EU (and financial ones in particular) in the best way possible.
The course teaches how to navigate the system of European policies and funding, with reference both to European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and to the programs managed by the European Commission directly. The analysis of the institutional and regulatory aspects is complemented by lessons on EU project management methods and techniques.
The Master’s Degree in European Policies, Projects and Funding provides technical and professional competencies to:
- Understand the opportunities offered by the European Union in terms of financial aid;
- Familiarize with the EU project design tools required to participate to tenders and manage European projects;
- Navigate European regulations and their application at national and local level;
- Identify the priorities of EU public policies.
The Master and the single course are part of the academic offer for Lifelong Learning of Independent Assessment Bodies.
The Master’s Degree in European Policies, Projects and Funding meets the educational needs of those who want to qualify professionally in the European policy and project planning areas. In particular:
- Diploma holders, university students and graduates who want to approach the profession of European project writer;
- Professionals and public administrators (for companies, consultancy firms, trade organizations, tertiary sector) who need to acquire or deepen their knowledge and competencies on European project management.
- Consultants on European regulations and policies, with particular reference to the EU funding resource system;
- Experts on project-management applied to the European funding system;
- Researchers capable of conducting thematic surveys on the European integration process.
Job and career opportunities include: public administrations, consultancy firms, private companies, trade organizations, research bodies and non-profit organizations.
The Master’s Degree in European Policies, Projects and Funding provides training on:
- Political system and decision-making processes in the EU
Institutional assets and legislative tools with a decision-making simulation workshop, in partnership with the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Department.
- EU project management
European funding system, project design and project management tools. Focus on the use of the English language for project design purposes.
- Policies and funding
The EU political agenda and financial tools in the area of:
- Corporate innovation: project design workshop in partnership with Unioncamere Veneto, Padua’s Chamber of Commerce and Veneto Eurosportello;
- Sustainable Urban Development: project design workshop in partnership with the Municipality of Padua and Sogesca;
- Social Inclusion and Immigration: project design workshop in partnership with ASGI – Associazione per gli Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione.
EU project management
Teaching: 63 hours of in-person lessons/workshops/practice / 162 hours of individual study / 9 CFU
Period: January-March 2023
The course is divided into 4 workshops that, together, will train students on how to tackle the main tasks carried out by project officers within an organization that works with European projects.
The First workshop is dedicated to how to find information on funding opportunities offered by the EU funding programs and their analysis. After introducing the concept of EU project management and the European funds system, attendees will practice on a funding program they are interested in and on the related calls for proposals.
The Second workshop will focus on the project ideas’ identification phase. It will include the two main methods used for EU project management: logical framework approach and theory of change. The attendees, divided by work groups, will use these tools to come up with a project proposal to participate in a European call, in an area of their interest.
The Third workshop will focus on how to develop the project idea and fill out the complete project proposal. The practical part will focus on how to draft the work packages, timetable and financial plan for the project.
The Fourth workshop will focus on European project management. The practical part will focus on how to draft an administrative guide for a European project.
In-person lessons will be alternated by insight seminars conducted by experts. There will be remote lessons supported by specific e-learning tools.
Through a series of thematic workshops, attendees will be able to put the knowledge acquired into practice, by simulating the creation, development and management of European projects.
The course will also include a 200-hour traineeship at consultancy companies, bodies or other organizations affiliated with the Master.
Alternatively to the stage, it will be possible to draft a project work to be agreed with the Master’s Direction.
Yes, the selection is open also to undergraduates who only need to take their final exam, provided that they acquire the required degree one day before the educational activities start. A self-certification attesting that the required degree has been acquired must be sent to the Doctorate and Post-Lauream Office – Master’s and Lifelong Learning Sector, before the beginning of the Master.
Yes, the Master’s Direction will offer stage opportunities at Bodies, consultancy firms or other organizations affiliated to the Master. You can also do your traineeship at a Body of your choice, and authorized by the Master’s Direction.
No, the traineeship is not included in the single course, and the project work is optional.
At the end of the course, apart from the Master’s Diploma, attendees will receive an open badge, to attest the disciplinary knowledge, soft skills and technical competencies acquired, in a digital form.