Project Setup Services

Winning any project funding is an extremely competitive process. While an outstanding project is an absolute must, the skills to sell your idea to the funders and knowledge of the EU policy context are equally important, as well as managing and delivering your project when it has been financed.

We offer high-quality, customized project application and implementation services to help clients seize new EU funding opportunities and turn innovative ideas into project proposals. This ranges from EU public grants and private loans identification, consortium recruitment, bid writing, selection of experts, negotiation with the granting authorities, budgeting, quality control and implementation of projects.
Our most regular services are:
  • Assess your project and identify the most relevant funding programme
  • Research and identify appropriate partners, provide legal and contractual support between you and your partners
  • Develop and draft your grant application
  • Lobby on behalf of your organisation
  • Support your team in project evaluation/reporting
  • Provide communication support including building your project website and all external marketing
We have a wide range of experience in the following EU funding programs:
*** Costs and set up duration vary depending on the size and complexity of the project.

To request this service please contact us or register your CSO.

Research

We provide a range of research programmes and services that aim to support civil society organisations to conduct, share and publish research. We take an innovative and cross-disciplinary approach, spanning theoretical and applied research.
We identify emerging issues and translate them into research that bridges the gap between theory and practice. We provide accessible and grounded insights useful to academics, policy-makers and practitioners. We work closely with universities and research institutes. We also facilitate dialogue between the civil society sector and academia.
We provide a number of research services and programmes to:
  • Support research within civil society organisations
  • Support practitioners to write about and publish their research results
  • Facilitate dialogue between academics and practitioners

*** Costs and delivery duration vary depending on the type of the research required.

To request this service please contact us or register your CSO.

Capacity building

We help our members fulfill their mission by increasing their capacities for effectively running their organisations. All courses delivered by the network are tailored according to the members’ needs and designed and delivered by highly experienced organisational development trainers that have on average 15 years of hands-on experience in the sector.

We deliver training in the following core themes:
  • Project cycle management
  • Impact assessment
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Advocacy, lobbying and policy influencing
  • Advocacy planning monitoring and evaluation
  • Partners' capacity building
  • Organisational development
  • Toolkits for efficient organisational work
  • Research and analytical skills training
  • Developing and managing EU projects

*** Costs and delivery duration vary depending on the type of the training required.

To request this service please contact us or register your CSO.
Concept 
Group training for multiple organisations
Innovation 
Individual training for members of your organisation
Design
Tailor made training according to your organisation's needs
Interaction
Online training via web and software tools

Individual Development

We offer specialist consultancy services for our members involved in youth entrepreneurship. We help organisations through development and change processes, which can involve strategy development and programme design. We assist CSOs and donors in the evaluation of programmes and offer support in monitoring and evaluation. We also offer short-term consultancies including desk studies, mentoring, peer reviews and workshop facilitation. Consultancy assignments are conducted by experienced staff members and a core group of external consultants.

*** Costs and delivery duration vary depending on the size and complexity of the service required.

To request this service please contact us or register your CSO.
Our consultants have extensive experience in working with CSOs in the following areas of expertise:
  • Reviews, evaluations and impact assessment
  • Partnership capacity building
  • Issues-based advocacy support
  • Organisational assessment
  • Putting policy and strategy into practice
  • Organisational development, strategic planning and change management
  • Scoping, mapping and design of programmes
  • Strengthening development relationships between civil society and government institutions
  • Development and application of participatory methodologies
  • Effective networking and consortia building

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