Project duration: 10/2016 – 11/2016
Client: European Social Fund, Human Resources Development (HRD) operational programme (OP)
Team leader: Karolina Horvatinčić
During 2016 the IRMO cooperated on the project “EU PRO – through local partnership to experts for EU projects“ run by the Public Open University Vinkovci in partnership with the Development Agency of Vukovar-Srijem County, HRAST ltd., and the Municipality of Nijemci. The project was implemented within the framework of the call for submitting project proposals for “Strengthening institutional capacities for adult education – Phase II”. The goals of the project were: development of the new training programs based on the learning outcomes and qualification standard development and profession standards, development of a platform for networking with stakeholders of local labour market and improvement of andragogic and digital competences of teachers and development of innovative ways of implementation of education (distant learning), improvement of current elements of the quality system: defining of selection process aiming at raising the number of attendees who successfully finish adult education programs, and a system of monitoring, assessment and evaluation of the total work of the adult education institution. In order to respond to the needs of the local labour market for educated leaders of EU projects, this project has developed two new programs: training program “Assistant in EU project preparation” and professional training program “Specialist for EU funds”. 20 young highly educated unemployed persons have successfully attended and finished professional training program lasting 120 hours. 11 attendees finished the program “Assistant in EU project preparation” online. The IRMO conducted education of 20 attendees. An info workshop was held within the project at the Development Agency of the Vukovar-Srijem County HRAST entitled “Reaching EU funds through Professional Knowledge”. It was primarily intended for local entrepreneurs planning to use EU funds, who need help because they cannot prepare the projects due to lack of knowledge and time.