On May 7th, Office for European Expertise and Communication held the training session “Development and Submission of Project Proposals for the European Commission’s Calls for Proposals. The Logical Framework Approach” in Minsk. The aim of this event was to provide training for organisations which had little experience in participating in international projects. Among participants were representatives from organisations such as The International Public Organization “Understanding”, “Living Seed” (Volkovysk), “The Voice of the Heart”, “Minodi”, “Belarusian Association of Social Workers”, “Beating tuberculosis together”, “Medicine and Chernobyl” and “The Hope of Children”. The training session provided an overview on how to develop and submit project proposals for the grants programmes and calls for proposals of the European Commission. As a part of the programme, the facilitator of the training session and consultant of the Clearing House initiative Antonina Elistratova gave a presentation on the principles of the logical framework approach which include the analysis of the situation and stakeholders, outlining the goals of the project at different stages, the definition of the logical foundations of the project, the indicators and sources of data verification, as well as drafting plan of the events and budget of the project. Moreover, the participants also had to the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge in practice: as part of the training session, the participants prepared original project proposals and discussed possible mistakes and difficulties they might encounter submitting a proposal.
As pointed out also by the organisers, it is not possible to develop high-quality projects during one training session however the knowledge gained in this event can be enhanced with practical experience later on. Therefore as part of the Clearing House initiative, Office for European Expertise and Communication offers consultation for Belarusian NGOs on developing and writing project proposals for the calls of proposals of European programmes.
The consultation session can include the following topics:
• Assistance in developing project proposals according to the principles of the logical framework approach
• The funding opportunities provided by the European Commission and other European programmes
• The analysis of an application form and how it corresponds to the priorities and criteria of the call for project proposals
• Assistance in finding international partners (tools and online resources etc.)
If you are interested in receiving a consultation, please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us +375 17 392 21 53 to set the topic, location and time of the consultation.