Training Course “EU Funding Opportunities“ in the Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions of the City of Novi Sad

The representatives of the European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, Јоvana Kontić and Čarna Sokanović held a three-day training course from 4 to 6 March 2020 in the Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions of the City of Novi Sad. This is the second training course in the row, which has, since the beginning of this year, been organised on request of the Confederation. The employees of the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University of Novi Sad, the Higher Education Technical School of Professional Studies in Novi Sad, the City Administration for Social and Child Welfare, Fruška Gora National Park and the City of Novi Sad attended the training.

At the very beginning, the participants were informed about the European Union Programmes and the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, with focus on the INTERREG IPA Programmes of Cross-border Cooperation.  The participants learned which institutions have the opportunity, through cooperation with partner institutions from the region, as well as jointly writing project proposals, to withdraw grants from EU funds.

The aim of the training was to write a project proposal using a logical framework approach and a logical matrix – first through theory and then through hands-on experience – within which general and specific goals, activities and results were defined, as well as indicators, sources of verification and project risks. On the last day, the participants got acquainted with the budgeting of the project, which they practically mastered through a number of examples. At the end of the training, 4 excellent project ideas were developed with which to apply to some of the available INTERREG IPA Cross-border Cooperation programmes. Upon completion of the training, participants were awarded certificates.