Partnership Building for EU Funded Projects: Dublin - 20 June 2017

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
20 Jun 2017 - 9:30am - 1:00pm
The Wheel, 48 Fleet Street (entrance on Parliament Row), Dublin 2
Price details: 
This is a free event for nonprofits. Registration is essential.
Building for EUProjects Dublin 20June

This interactive workshop is for organisations that are managing European projects or wish to get started in this area.

This is a free event and registration is a must. Book your place online here.

Course details: 

One of the principle features of projects funded by the European Commission is ‘partnership’, often transnational.  Having a variety of different partners from various disciplines and Member States is a rich and exciting prospect for civil society organisations, introducing us to new ideas and methodologies.

But what of the complexity and project management of these partnerships? Partner search, intercultural exchange, language barriers, partnership agreements and even the application process itself become more complex from a pan-European perspective and requires good planning and troubleshooting from the outset.

To promote best practice and share learning, The Wheel will be running a special workshop on EU partnership development.

Addressing the following topics, attendees will be enlightened on how to find and manage transnational partnerships:

  • A recap on the characteristics of EU funding projects and opportunities
  • The Dos and Don’ts of EU Partnerships
  • The Application Stage - Relationships and Responsibilities
  • Creating a Management Handbook for EU Partnerships
  • Case Studies and Testimonies from Irish organisations who have managed EU projects – the good, the bad and the brilliant! 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the day, workshop attendees will have:

  • Explored previous experiences of EU partnerships
  • Discussed their own needs based on their own projects
  • Increased their capacity to find and maintain excellent partners
  • Started to create their own Management Handbook for EU Partnerships.

Facilitators: Deirdre Finlay & Emma Murtagh, The Wheel 

Deirdre Finlay joined The Wheel in August 2015 as its dedicated European Deirdre FinlayProgrammes Coordinator. A lively facilitator, she provides advice and training to members on EU funding, with a particular focus on the Europe for Citizens Programme for which she is the National Contact Point in Ireland. She also contributes to business development objectives at The Wheel, supporting EU funding applications.

With over 12 years' international work experience spanning the public, private and voluntary sectors, Dee holds particular specialisms in institutional funding and public engagement. Before working at The Wheel she was Head of Programmes at VSO Ireland, an international development NGO.

Emma MurtaghEmma Murtagh joined The Wheel in February 2017 as European Programmes Officer and delivers advice and training to members about acquiring and managing EU funded projects.

Emma is an experienced EU project manager currently managing three international projects for the organisation ProActivate Ireland on a part-time basis in addition to her role at The Wheel. Prior to this, she managed two EU funded projects and assisted on three others for the language services company, Translex.

Supported by:

 Access Europe 

 The Wheel 

Who Should Attend: 
Project Managers, Project Officers, Community Development Workers, Fundraisers, Funding Officers
Preferably those with plans to apply for EU funding or some knowledge of this area. 
How to Register: 

This is a free event and registration is a must. Book your place online here.

Registration for those already pre-booked will start on the day from 9.15am and the event begins at 9.30am.

Course contact details

01 454 8727