The Cyprus Youth Clubs Organisation- KOKEN through its European cooperation with the DAC Organisation in Sweden, was actively involved in the project Project Instruments for ERASMUS+ (PIE+), a Strategic partnership project financed by the Erasmus+ programme.
The aim of the project was to develop the quality and competence in writing and management of the KA2 projects and more. The project responds to a need identified among the partner countries and also other organizations in Europe: the new Erasmus + programme have introduced a series of changes in the way in which the interested actors can apply for projects by giving them the possibility to corroborate several international activities in only one project. Moreover, a new type of action was introduced: the strategic partnership. These changes have created the need for the use of more specialized project management instruments which can give the applicants and their partners the possibility to manage and follow these larger projects.
The objective of the project was to develop templates and work procedures which can be used for the management of more complex projects (containing more than one international meeting). Our project was the first project to test these instruments and based, among others, on the on-going use and real life time feed-back we will adjust them so that they fit the practice and reality of project management.
The target group of the project involved different stakeholders (NGOs, municipalities, social enterprises, schools etc) interested in implementing Erasmus+ strategic partnerships or more complex projects (containing more than one international activity). The instruments that were developed are suitable for the follow-up and implementation of all kind of projects but even more important of projects with several international mobilities and types of activities (job-shadowing, mobilities of staff, youth exchanges, seminars, study visits, international project meeetings, dissemination events etc). The project was implemented between November 2015– July 2017.
We, as an organisation we have also contributed in the development and dissemination of this project through the multiplier event we have organised in April 2017.
More information and the templates created by this project can be found at the project’s website: www.erasmustools.eu