Training in EU Project Management: Project planning, proposal writing and managing EU grants for development projects

EU funding appealing and challenging

The acquisition of funds from the European Union is becoming ever more important for organisations and stakeholders working in development. However, the range of different funds and calls for proposals can prove to be confusing. Before submitting a project application - for example for a human rights project in Africa, an education project in Asia, a food-security project in Latin America or an information campaign in Germany - a number of important questions needs to be addressed: what is the most suitable funding programme for my project idea? Which guidelines do I need to follow at proposal stage and during implementation?

finep-Akademie a training, tailor-made for EU funding

You want to apply for funding from the EU, and need the skills and know-how to make your application a success? Our continued training programme will provide you with the know-how to realise your aims. Our course identifies the logic underpinning these funding programmes as well as the contractual obligations associated with the application.


With the finep-Akademie you will approach these challenges step-by-step:

  • Defining the characteristics of a coherent project logic and a good logframe
  • Drafting a well-structured proposal and budget
  • Understanding key aspects of a successful project implementation, in line with EuropeAid regulations

Choosing either a narrative or a financial focus in modules 3 and 4, you will learn how to plan and implement your own projects. The methodology includes presentations to provide key information as well as interactive components such as case scenarios, small group discussion and role-playing scenarios. Fireside chats with experienced experts provide an opportunity for professional exchange in a relaxed setting.


We reveal the hidden logics of European funding programmes, let you master the skills needed to make a successful bid and deliver a project, and give you a chance to get tips from the experts. We make the development of a sound project application and its administration fun!


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.