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Eu projects



Hello everybody and welcome to the EU department! My name is Andrea Picone and I am the co-ordinator of the EU projects team. I have worked on several EU projects focused on education, training, and citizenship issues. I speak fluent Italian, English, French and Spanish and I am looking forward to working with you!


In the collective imagination, EU projects represent a fascinating, but rather obscure, funding opportunity.
The main question we have been asked over the years is: “Ok, it sounds great, but what’s in it for me?”
In spite of the huge number of calls and funding available in different fields for schools, universities, civil society and cultural organizations, it is indeed not always easy to choose the more suitable EU programme or action to ‘accommodate’ your project idea.

Moreover, dealing with all the phases of the application, drafting a well-structured budget and, if everything goes right, managing the project and submitting your project’s report to the funding authorities, can often prove quite challenging and time-consuming.

Our Gallery Languages team can help you in:

  • "finding the best dress for your ideas", providing you with strategic advice regarding the priorities and objectives your project should address
  • drafting an adequate, viable and well-balanced budget
  • finding international partners for your project
  • understanding the best dissemination and promotion strategies
  • advising you about the best mobility opportunities for teachers, students, and school staff
  • providing you with the most up-to-date news about EU calls and best practices
Erasmus + and the new training opportunities

The former education and training framework, called Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) and running from 2007 to 2013, has been replaced by a new one, called Erasmus Plus.

The old LLP provided a database, where the training providers could insert their training course and the teachers throughout Europe could individually apply for their course submitting their proposal to their National Agency (e.g. a German teacher applying for a training course in Ireland, had to submit their application to the German National Agency ).

With the new Erasmus Plus framework, there are radical changes in the mobility scheme.

Now, the Comenius-Grundtvig database will cease to exist, and, as a matter of fact, schools should look for training courses on their own. The teachers are no more allowed to apply individually for a training course. It will be up to the sending school to prepare a real project, select the teachers, explain their training needs, make reference to EU priorities in education and training, submit a budget. The National Agencies of each sending school will decide regarding the application.

We understand that it will be surely difficult and time-consuming for a sending school (and their teachers) to draft the applications alone and to choose a serious and qualified training provider.

Our department can help school and training providers with useful tips and advice regarding staff training and other co-operation projects.

The deadline for the staff training mobility is on 17th March.

Final letter for network school >>>                                   Final letter for sending schools >>>


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We bring our expertise to you!

Our team also offers tailored training courses and seminars for schools, universities, businesses, or any other group of people interested in EU funding and/or EU institutions and policies.
You choose the place, and we come to you! The courses and seminars can be delivered in English, French or Italian.

Contact us for a quote. In our view, projects are, first of all, about people. Developing your personal and professional potential and enhancing your international skills and abilities is our mission.

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