EU Project Manager
Registrations are currently closed. The course has already begun.
"Learn how to write better EU project proposals. Win more funds for your ideas. Manage EU projects like a pro."
BICERO Ltd. is offering a 3-month online training programme EU Project Manager to 10 participants from Ukraine (or recently relocated), free of charge (regular price per person: 1300€, the total value of the donation: 13000€), starting in June 2022.
The training programme includes our Exclusive Certified package: ECQA accredited course, access to our e-learning platform, 6 live webinars with experts, coaching, support and feedback, training materials (more than 500 pages), EU projects related templates, examples of good practices of EU projects, ECQA exam and certification.
At the end of the course, you'll be able to identify appropriate EU funds for your project idea, prepare an EU project proposal and manage an EU project.
Please apply before 1. 6. 2022.
Following the recent Russian aggression on Ukraine and the destruction of the country & its people, Ukraine recently applied for EU membership.
In the near future, Ukraine will need more skilled professionals to help rebuild the country, people who can prepare project proposals for EU funds and manage EU projects.
Who is the course for?
Participants from Ukraine (10 seats) who wish to learn how to get EU funds and manage EU projects like Erasmus+, Horizon Europe and more).
Participants who want to become EU project assistants, EU project partners, EU project apprentices and others who want to learn about the complete body of knowledge of EU project management.
EU project coordinators, managers and consultants, who want to cover gaps in their knowledge, validate their existing knowledge and obtain a recognised certificate.
Roles and employment possibilities
Typically, EU project managers which completed this course work as researchers (applying for Horizon research projects), project managers in international consortiums, consultants (self-employed or at agencies), project managers in public administration (e. g. municipalities or ministries), project managers in innovative private companies, NGOs, cultural institutions, education institutions or work as freelancers.
Overview and application
"Exclusive CERTIFIED" package
Access to full e-learning course for 3 months
Over 500 pages of training materials
A certificate of completion of the course
Feedback on 13 practical assignments
Individual tutor support
6x webinar with the expert
cohort-based: starts in June 2022
International ECQA exam and certificate
1299 € free for 10 UA participants
What does the course involve?
3 month access to the online classroom.
Material and exam language
Your time investment
5–10 hours per week.
13 practical assignments evaluated by an expert
16 handbooks (presentation and notes, 20–40 pages per study unit, over 500 pages in total), which can also be downloaded as PDF
12 introductory texts
1 overview poster of the EU projects lifecycle
12 x 4 (at least) external resources and additional reading
40 short practice tests (3–5 questions each)
15+ templates/examples of best PM practices.
BICERO's certificate of online classroom attendance (a prerequisite for the final ECQA exam).
ECQA certificate (after successfully passing the exam).
After completion of this course, participants will be able to transform their idea into an EU project and manage EU projects.
You can access the online classroom via PC/Mac (browser), smartphone (Android and IOS app), tablet or smart TV.
Why should I take this course?
Can you imagine successfully obtaining EU funds for your idea?
Can you imagine successfully managing a two- or three-year project, producing an excellent product or service, getting a good final grade and not having to return funds?
Your reputation among your peers and project partners will surely grow. And most importantly, you will open the door to further projects. Everybody wants to have an experienced EU project manager as a partner.
The investment in your EU project management knowledge is much lower than the cost of not-knowing.
Can you calculate the cost of not knowing how to apply for funds? 300 000€ ? 2 000 000€? Maybe even more, depending on your project.
Can you calculate the losses due to poor management, e.g. returning already obtained EU funds?
How is training delivered?
Completely online: Cohort based, instructor-led, self-study.
Access to training materials, templates, assignments, quizzes and communication with tutor(s) in our online classroom.
6 live webinars via Google Meet videoconferencing system.
Any modern computer, tablet or smartphone is appropriate (for studying). The participant needs a web browser and internet connection. For assignment preparation, the Office software package (text editor and spreadsheet editor) is required. For tutor support, a headset is required.
For video sessions and webinars, a webcam and a headset are required.
Any computer (Windows, Mac) with a webcam, microphone and latest webcam drivers. Please check the minimum system requirements.
Introduction to EU projects
EU structure and institutions
EU programmes (Horizon, Erasmus+, Creative Europe, ...)
Project objectives and finance
Start up and objectives
Management of work packages and project results
Communication and team management
Exploitation and sustainability
Effort reporting and control
Quality planning and assurance
In all chapters we present examples of best practices from already accepted and successfully completed projects.
Apply (before 1. 6. 2022) for the training using this form and select:
1st step(training info): choose 'Specific course'
2nd step(training type): choose the course 'ECEUPM-EU Project Management 4 Ukraine'
3rd step (Payment): choose 'Free (for participants from UA)'
4th... step: fill in your information
6th step(who pays): choose 'Already paid'
After submitting the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email.
We also expect a CV and a short motivation letter from you describing how you will use acquired skills in the future.
If more than 10 persons apply, the selection process and a video interview may occur.
Registrations are currently closed. The course has already begun.
2. Prices and payment
3. Access to online classroom
4. Exam and certification
The examination is limited to 2 hours.
You will receive your ECQA certificate after you successfully pass the exam (ALL units).
Each unit threshold: 50%.
What do you get with a certificate?
With the certificate, you will be able to prove your suitability for participating in international projects as a trusted partner. It will also be easier for you to take over the coordination of European projects and international consortia.
The certificate also raises your value in the labour market. Getting a certificate is optional, for those who want more.
In some public national and EU tenders, it is possible to receive additional points for the selection of the submitted projects if the project is managed by a person with an ECQA certificate.
Frequently asked questions
How much time do I need to dedicate to the course?
It depends on your background. On average, 10–12 hours are needed to finish one learning element (of a total of 13).
What kind of questions can I expect in the ECQA exam?
Examples of multiple-choice questions in each lesson give you a good insight into the exam questions.
Can I download and print the materials for later use?
Of course, the materials are available in PDF format too.
How does online mentoring work?
On-demand. The participant prepares questions and issues, and informs the mentor. Afterwards, an online session (Google Meet) is held.
What if I fail the ECQA exam?
Please check the Examination and certification FAQ >>.
Statistics and participant testimonials
Since 2009 we have educated:
over 200 participants and 20 training events in Slovenia
over 1200 participants and 60 training events in the EU and further afield
"The ECEUPM (EU Project Manager) course gave me a better understanding of many practical aspects of EU projects"
V. Pesce from Italy
"It was a pleasant and educational experience."
Meriç from Norway
"I am also happy to inform you that we received funding for a project under ERASMUS KA1-Learning Mobility of Individuals, which is largely due to the knowledge I have gained from the course."
Maja from FYROM / Republic of Macedonia
"I liked a lot the experience of the course, even if it's hard to study while working. I think that the choice of giving assignments at home is very good, that's really the only way to learn!"
Marta from Italy
"Although, I had previous experience with ongoing EU projects, which helped me finish the certification fast, I found the course useful because the material was focused on other EU programs and getting the insight into different approaches and concepts of EU project management gave me some fresh ideas for improvement of our current project management practices."
Miha from France
"This course was an incredible learning experience – one of the most useful courses I've been on, especially with the practical advice/steps. Excellent presentation of all material, professional and very reliable learning platform. Dr. Rozman is a really knowledgeable tutor who answered all queries as the course went along. One of the best instructors I've had the pleasure of working with. Concise and clear information, all well delivered."
Mr. Andreas Papadopoulos from Cyprus
The latest participants of our online course come from: Norway, France, Lithuania, Cyprus, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, Germany, UK, Netherlands, FYROM / Republic of North Macedonia, Tajikistan, Italy, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Ethiopia, Tajikistan, Colombia...