Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Practical Aspects to Implementing EU-Funded Projects

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

DESCRIPTION This workshop will focus on practical aspects of implementing EU-funded projects. A number of challenges will be delved into, such as understanding commitments made in a project proposal and learning how to ensure that work done is aligned to outputs specified; understanding financial rules and using funds appropriately; learning what documentation of work carried out needs to be kept; learning how to organise dissemination efforts and how to document them; becoming familiar with issues of authorship and ownership; becoming aware of difficulties in working with academics who have different language competences; learning how to exploit project results during and post-project phase; and learning how to prepare the final report. During the workshop, real examples will be presented. This workshop is relevant to doctoral researchers who wish to gain confidence in project implementation, or who have limited or no experience of EU-funded projects.


By the end of this workshop, doctoral researchers should be able to:

- take a project proposal and identify what commitments of work have been made as well as how flexible one can be with the deliverables;
- use a programme’s financial regulations to decide how to use the budget to cover costs to implement the project;
- plan work on the project within their existing work schedule as well as that of project partners;
- deal with difficulties of communication and collaboration, and missed deadlines with academics of different nationalities;
- tackle conflicts which may arise within projects;
- identify different opportunities for dissemination of the project and its outputs;
- identify which project rules apply to ownership and/or authorship of project outputs or dissemination initiatives (such as papers in journals);
- consider different possibilities to exploit project results during and after the project cycle;
- collect the proper documentation needed for both financial and academic reporting.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Timetable Details

Semester 1
Occ AE - Date: 6 Nov 2019; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S Suzanne Gatt

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