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The research was realised in Poland, Italy, Hungary, Denmark and Austria in the spring 2019. It consisted of on-line questionnaire, interviews and a desk research. The research respondents were over 200 managers and management bodies members of the civil society organisations active in the field of lifelong learning, as well as several specialists working for the European grant programmes operators. In addition to the key competences of the international project managers, the report describes the needs of support expected by the international cooperation specialists from the managers of the organisations they are working for.
The research was realised in Poland, Italy, Hungary, Denmark and Austria in the spring 2019. It consisted of on-line questionnaire and interviews. The research respondents were over 200 managers and management bodies members of the civil society organisations active in the field of lifelong learning.
During the 2021-2027 programming period, INTERREG continues to support interregional cooperation among regions from all across Europe.
“To steer the overall process, take formal decisions on the content of the future programme and select our thematic priorities, we have set up a programming committee. The committee is made of delegates from 29 Partner States who take the decisions. An observer from the European Commission as well as the programme's managing authority and joint secretariat take part, but without any decision-making powers. We’ve also hired external experts to help us draft the new programme.”
Horizon Europe is a €100 billion research and innovation program designed to follow Horizon 2020. The program will have 5 main mission areas:
- Adaptation to climate change including societal transformation
- Climate-neutral and smart cities
- Healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters
- Soil health and food
The key to this program is partnership and cooperation between EU countries, which will help build a better future for all Europeans. Another goal is to widen participation and strengthen the European research area.
Here are links with more information about Horizon Europe:
The EU Program Erasmus+ will continue starting in January of 2021. It supports the creation and funding of projects that work on themes of education, training, and sport in Europe. The program’s budget is over €14.7 billion and has previously enable more than 4 million Europeans to learn and work abroad; both individuals and organizations take part in Erasmus programs.
Participation in the Erasmus+ program will be possible in all areas in the form of integrated learning ("blended learning"); likewise, the acquisition of knowledge and skills by means of eLearning will be expanded. Under the current conditions of COVID-19, the program is already doing important preparatory work to ensure that participation in the program remains possible even without physical mobility and face-to-face learning.
Here are links with some information about the upcoming Erasmus+ cycle:
We have the pleasure to announce that, with the date of 4th of December 2020, the five project partners of the "First-time international projects realisers support network" project accepted the final shape of the Memorandum of Understanding founding the international FIRST Network. The word 'FIRST' is the acronym of First International Realisation Support Team Network.
The mission of the FIRST Network is strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations and entities active in the adult education sector to operate in the international arena, enhancing innovativeness and the ability to adapt to changes in the modern world. The goals and planned activities of the Network are described in the Memorandum of Understanding.
The FIRST Network is open for new members, that can become the civil society organisations and entities active in the field of liberal adult education/lifelong learning. If interested in getting involved in the FIRST Network activities, please contact one of the founding members:
The Mentoring Report is the main result of the fourth activity of 1st TIP-PM consortium: it is a collection of "Guidelines and scenario for implementation mentoring and e-mentoring systems supporting international cooperation initiation and developing in the 3rd sector adult learning organisations".
The general aim is to deliver ready-to-use mentoring programmes, both for the adult education organisations managers and first-time international project managers.
The Mentoring Report is now translated and available for the consultation and download in English and also in Austrian, Danish, English, Hungarian, Italian and Polish.
Feel free to read and dowload them!
The European Conference "International cooperation. How to start it well?" valorising the key outcomes of the “First-time international projects realisers support network” project took place - paralell in Tyniec (Poland) and online 21st – 22nd of September 2020.
There were participants from Poland, Italy, Hungary, Denmark, Austria, Portugal and Latvia taking part in the event. Thank you for your active participation, sharing ideas, experiences and networking!
We do hope that the tools and solutions presented, as well as the new contacts made, would be useful for your work as the international projects realisers.
The space for adding your ideas concerning the FIRST Network portal, the FIRST Network and international cooperation in general will be opened by October 1st. Please feel free to add more ideas HERE!
Below you will find the conference presentations for downloading.
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The European Conference presentations (PDFs):
Introduction to the project “First-time international project realisers support network”, being realized in the period August 2018 – September 2020 by five civil society organisations from Poland, Italy, Hungary, Denmark and Austria.
Speaker: Agnieszka Dadak, Project manager, Foundation of Alternative Educational Initiatives, Poland.
“Successes and challenges. Report I on international projects management in the civil society sector of adult education”.
Speaker: Aron Weigl, EDUCULT - Institute of Cultural Policy and Cultural Management, Austria.
“Key competences and needs for support. Report II on international projects management in the civil society sector of adult education”.
Speaker: Hans Jørgen Vodsgaard, Interfolk, Institut for Civilsamfund, Denmark.
Introduction: A new International Support Network for the first time international projects realisers.
Speakers: Rafał Dadak and Jerzy Kraus, Foundation of Alternative Educational Initiatives, Poland.
The FIRST Network Portal. The webpage dedicated to first-time international project realisers.
Speaker: Agnieszka Dadak, Foundation of Alternative Educational Initiatives, Poland.
“Guidelines and scenario for implementation mentoring and e-mentoring systems supporting international cooperation initiation and developing in the 3rd sector adult learning organisations”.
Speaker: Lorenza Lupini, Cooperativa Sociale COOSS MARCHE ONLUS scpa, Italy.
The Manual for national trainings & The Manual for European trainings of the first-time project managers and organization leaders involved in international cooperation.
Speaker: Marianna Labbancz, Folk High School Association Surrounding Budapest, Hungary.
It is our pleasure to invite all interested in international cooperation and lifelong learning to the international conference valorising the key outcomes of the “First-time international projects realisers support network” project.
The Conference will take place 21 - 22 of September 2020 at The Guest House of the Tyniec Abbey in Tyniec (next to Kraków). The conference starts at 1 pm September 21st and ends at 3 pm September 22nd.
The aim of the conference is to capitalise the 2 – year long cooperation of five civil society organisations from five European countries: Poland, Italy, Hungary, Austria and Denmark.
During the conference the following main outcomes of the project will be presented and discussed:
- The Multilateral Survey Report on good practices and success stories at supporting international projects managers in the adult education civil society organisations.
- The Multilateral Research Report on key competences of international project managers in the adult education civil society.
- The ‘SUPPORT PORTAL’ for the first time international projects realisers.
- The mentoring and e-mentoring system for the first-time international project realisers.
- The training course curricula and open educational resources for the first time international projects realisers.
Last but not least, during the conference, a network of civil society organizations representing the adult education sector – The FIRST Network - will be presented. The aim of the FIRST Network will be to contribute to strengthening the capacity of these organizations to work internationally, enhancing innovativeness and the ability to adapt to changes in the modern world.
To register to the conference, please fill in the form available here: Register to the conference!
Registrations to the conference will be opened by September 15th, 23:59 CET.
If you would like to participate in the conference, but are unable to join us in Kraków, we offer you the possibility to participate actively online.
To register to the conference online, please fill in the form available here: Register for online participation!
** In case if the epidemic situation caused by Covid-19 in Europe worsens, the conference may take place online only.
The Partnership decided to face the challenge to organise the European pilot courses (that were supposed to take part in Budapest, Hungary, at the turn of March and April 2020) - in an online form.
The European pilot courses "How to plan, develop and realise international projects" will take part 22th - 30th of June 2020.
The courses will be divided into 3 independent sessions and the opening and evaluation sessions:
1) Opening session: Monday, June 22nd, 15.30 – 17.00
2) Course 1: Planning & Designing the project: June 23rd - 24th (Tuesday – Wednesday).
3) Course 2: Coordinating & Running the project: June 25th – 26th (Thursday – Friday).
4) Course 3: Monitoring & Evaluating the project: June 29th (Monday)
5) Summary/Evaluation session: Tuesday, June 30th, 15.30 – 17.00.
We do recommend the participants to take part in all 3 main courses sessions. There will be also the possibility to take part in 1 or 2 chosen course sessions. Each course session includes the morning and the afternoon session. In the morning, there will be online lectures followed by the questions & answers sessions.The trainers would give the participants workshop assignments to complete. In the afternoons, the trainers are available for the courses paticipants for any support: answering additional questions/consult/advise/support at delivering the course assignment. To deliver the course assignments the participants may work individually, still there will be also a possibility to work in an international teams offered - in order to get a glimpse of how the international cooperation may look like in practice.
The European courses participant will be:
Group A: Management bodies members of the civil society organisations, working in the lifelong learning area, interested in initiating international cooperation,
Grupa B: Persons, who would like to work as international projects managers for civil society organisations in the lifelong learning area,
invited by the five partner organisations from Poland, Italy, Austria, Denmark and Hungary.
The courses are dedicated to the first-time international projects realisers (beginners in the field).
The language of the course will be English.
"How to plan, develop and realise international projects" is a closed training course - which means that in order to participate you need to be invited by one of the five organisations realising the project.
1. Info package - practical information package concerning the organisation and course of the training courses.
2. The training programmes::
2a. Group A: "How to plan, develop and realise international projects. The management body member perspective".
2b. Group B: "How to plan, develop and realise international projects. The international project manager perspective".