European Union and International Project Management
Course code
RIJ7027.YK
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Euroopa Liit ja rahvusvaheline projektijuhtimine
Course title in English
European Union and International Project Management
ECTS credits
6.0
approximate amount of contact lessons
35
Teaching semester
autumn - spring
Assessment form
assessment
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
Katri-Liis Reimann (inglise keel)
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The course is aimed at students acquiring knowledge about the EU funding system and grants and developing skills to create EU and other international projects, write funding applications, evaluate projects and organize reporting.
Brief description of the course
During the course students acquire knowledge about the European Union regional policy and funding principles, types of EU and international grant programmes, rules and traditions. Students learn acquire information about projects’ structures, possibilities of finding project partners, concluding partnership agreements, budgeting, eligibility of costs, evaluation procedures, reporting and project monitoring.
Students will get an overview of typical mistakes of project applications and practical guidelines.
Rules and norms of EU’s international funded programmes. 2007-2013 EU funding period: finances, programmes, funding mechanisms. The 7th Frame Programme. Structural funds and solidarity: functioning mechanisms and ways of applying. Decentralised implementing system: strategic source documents and implementing documents, implementing agencies and units and their responsibilities. Project evaluation procedure: technical evaluation, content and funding evaluation; evaluation experts. Entering into a financing agreement. Structure of project application. Project partners. Detailed and aggregate budget. Typical mistakes of project applications. Report to the funder.
Independent work: to draw up an application for financing an international project from structural funds.
Independent work
Independent work includes:
1) Studying the compulsory materials
2) Fulfilling the prerequisites for getting the credit and submission of the papers according to the requirements of the course
3) Compiling a project application as a homework and evaluation of other students’ applications
The homework should be submitted to the lecturer by e-mail to the deadline determined by the lecturer
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completion of the course the student:
• EU regional policy;
• EU and other international cooperation programmes;
Upon finishing the course students can:
• Find suitable funding sources and project partners for own projects;
• Prepare, write applications, implement, evaluate and organize reporting of international and EU funded projects
Assessment methods
Assessment. The precondition for assessment is participation in discussions and group works of class work, giving feed-back and conducting self-analysis and carrying out independent tasks.
Assessment is passed on the basis of writing a project funding proposal as practical homework and evaluation of other students’ work.
Teacher
Katri-Liis Reimann, PhD
Prerequisite course 1
Study literature
EU programms and guidelines (ESF strategy, ERDF strategy, etc.).
Estonian strategies, development plans, programmes and guidelines of funds.
European Commission (2004). Aid Delivery Methods. Project Cycle
Management Guidelines.
http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/sites/devco/files/methodology-aid-delivery-methods-
project-cycle-management-200403_en_2.pdf

European Commission (2007). Strengthening project internal
monitoring. http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/sites/devco/files/
methodology-tools-and-methods-series-strengthening-project-internal-
monitoring-200706_en_2.pdf
Replacement literature
A EU programms and guidelines (ESF strategy, ERDF strategy, etc.).
Estonian strategies, development plans, programmes and guidelines of funds.