Module 3a Project application: Proposal writing



You will be familiar with all templates required for the submission of a proposal to EuropeAid. You will be able to draft a concept note as well as a full proposal on your own. You will know how to submit a proposal via PROSPECT, the electronic system of Europe Aid for the submission of applications for call for proposals.



You will be introduced to the structure of the EuropeAid-templates for grant applications and their inherent logic. Best practice examples of a  Concept Note and full application  will be presented in detail. In small-group exercises you will learn how to focus your thematic issues and make reference to the priorities described in the guidelines of the respective Call for Proposals. You will develop action plans and finally step in the shoes of an EU evaluator in charge of analysing and assessing project proposals.


  • Concept Note template and inherent logic  
  • Full application step by step: description of project objectives, expected outputs and results, activities, methodology, risks and sustainability
  • Activities - What is important? cross-reference with expected results, preparation
  • Methodology: What is important and relevant?
  • Establish action plans
  • Introduction to the different dimensions of sustainability
  • Role of local partners, organisational structure and project team: What must be considered?
  • Introduction to PROSPECT: How to submit a proposal online?
  • Introduction to the evaluation grid: How does the EU assess the proposals?



Elke Rusteberg