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KEYLINKS - Platform for Common Framework for EU Funded Projects -hanke 

Toteutusaika: 1.12.2008 - 30.11.2009

Professionals participating in different phases of project life cycle receive various trainings on Project Cycle Management and topics related to management of EU funded projects such as Monitoring and Evaluation, Project management, Intercultural competences, Orientation in EU programs, etc. Training provided by different training institutions is very often rather inconsistent. There is a need for defining which competences are essential for successfull project management and developing educational strandards for project management training.


The overall objective of the KEYLINKS project is to contribute to the quality of EU funded projects. The purpose of the project is to improve conditions for increasing quality of education of managers of EU funded projects by unification of competences and educational stadards in EU. KEYLINKS project will raise the quality of project management education and training by defining which competencies are the most important for professionals working as project managers in EU funded projects. KEYLINKS will draft criteria which contain the most relevant competences identified by the survey carried out within KEYLINKS. Subsequently, educational standards for managers of EU funded projects will be proposed based on the criteria. KEYLINKS project has following pillars: 1. ANALYSES A complex research will be carried out with all the major stakeholders – applicants, educational institutions as well as donor institutions. 2. SYNTHESIS The KEYLINKS project will develop a list of key competences - Common Framework – summarising the main areas that should be mastered by those who are involved in the life cycle of EU funded projects. The competences will be ordered in a system of attainment levels. Subsequently the framework of competences will be the bases for drafting curricula for training programmes. 3. DISSEMINATION The KEYLINKS project will organise a final seminar where a network of European educational institutions using standard curricula for training “managers of EU funded projects” will be initiated and a new proposal for a European Network - including more partners, covering all EU member states – will be drafted.


Project leader: CVNO - Education Center for Non-Profit Organisations Partners: MERIG - Multidisciplinary European Research Institute Graz PCM Group ECQ - European Centre for Quality Jyväskylä Institute of Adult Education Šiauliai University TIMAN s.r.o.


Ari Langén, +358 40 341 6471


LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME 2007 - 2013; Multilateral Projects, Networks, Accompanying Measures, Studies and Comparative Research