Training overview

Vocal Europe has been training young researchers via structured traineeships to empower them with competences that would facilitate their access to the job market in the field of research, media and communication. Following the recent expansion of Vocal Europe’s activities by its International Cooperation Department, a professional training on Project Management is being offered in cooperation with Science 14.

The training, on the one hand, aims at providing a thorough understanding of the EU institutions and how the EU works on a variety of different issues.

The training, on the other hand, will allow the participants to acquire the theoretical and practical fundamentals of project management.

At the end of the training, the newly trained Project Officer will be able to

          | comprehend how the EU functions

          | work in the frame of funded projects of EU and non-EU calls

          | will be able to write and fine-tune the technical project proposals

          | implement and monitor project activities, budget, time schedules and work packages

The training will aim at teaching the participants the skills and knowledge that can allow them to apply for the following positions:

          | Project Officer

          | Project Assistant

          | Junior Project Manager

          | Trainer

Traineeship Opportunity

At the end of the training, Vocal Europe will select two participants based on their performance during the training to offer two traineeship vacancies. The first selected participant will have the opportunity to do a three-month internship at Vocal Europe. The second selected participant will have the chance to have a three-month internship at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) under the supervision of Mr Henri Malosse – Honorary Chairman of Vocal Europe and a Member of EESC.

Targeted Audience

The training is dedicated to diplomats, EU officials, members of private sector, NGOs, students and individuals who are interested in deepening their knowledge on the workings of the EU institutions and Project Management.

Practical Information

The training will be taught within 5 modules.

Each module will comprise of 4 hours per weekend and upon the completion of all modules, the participant will receive an official certification, attesting participation in the training.

MODULE I – Unlocking the EU: What is the EU and How does it Work? (4 hours)

MODULE II – Project management basics and tools: the logical framework (4 hours)

MODULE III – Partnership: proposal writing and partnership coordination (4 hours)

MODULE IV – Financing: funding opportunities, calls and application forms analysis (4 hours)

MODULE V – Project management: budget, monitoring, performance audit and accounting (4 hours)

The Timing

14 September 2019       | 10h00 – 15h00 |         MODULE I

21 September 2019       | 10h00 – 15h00 |         MODULE II

28 September 2019      | 10h00 – 15h00 |         MODULE III

5 October 2019             | 10h00 – 15h00 |         MODULE IV

12 October 2019           | 10h00 – 15h00 |         MODULE V


The entire training will take place at Rue de la Science 14B, 1040 Brussels.


400€ (VAT included)

The Deadline for Applications

31st August 2019

The registration is now open for participants who plan to attend the training. Due to limited seats available you are encouraged to register early by sending an e-mail to by using “EU Project Management Training” as a subject. Finally, please do not forget to attach your updated CV to the e-mail.


          | Analysis of real calls and applications

          | Analysis of real budgets and simulations

          | Project work to be developed during the course of the training

          | Analysis of funders’ priorities

          | Analysis of the involved actors


IMPORTANT NOTE | Knowledge of English is a must.

The training will take place during weekends and will last for 5 weeks. During each session one module will be taught. The estimation of the number of hours per module can undergo variations as each training session might last more than 4 hours.