IRE407 EU Co-financed Project Management

Code IRE407
Name EU Co-financed Project Management
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Economics
Academic staff Uldis Kamols, Maija Šenfelde, Tatjana Tambovceva
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The EU funding types. European Regional Development Fund. European Social Fund. European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund. Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance. General project selection criteria. Project application. National Programmes. Grant schemes. Open competition projects. Project cycle and its main phases. Management of the EU structural funds. Project budget. Project evaluation, implementation and supervision. Project evaluation criteria..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To acquaint students with the national laws governing the EU co-financed project implementation and management. To provide information on the types of EU co-financing, their difference. To enable students to understand project selection criteria. To analyse the Latvian experience in EU co-financed projects and the role of projects for the development of national economy. To improve general project management skills. To consolidate the newly acquired knowledge.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Upon completion of the study course, the student is able: 1. to independently distinguish between EU funds - Discussion
2. to show the understanding of the Latvian and EU legislation regulating the EU co-financed projects - Discussion and group work in the classroom
3. to independently develop a plan of project implementation - Group work in the classroom
4. to make a project management team - Group work in the classroom
5. to independently fill in the EU co-financed project application form - Homework assignment
6. to evaluate the project according to evaluation criteria - Group work in the classroom
7. to perform the cost-benefit analysis of a project - Group work in the classroom
Course prerequisites Preliminary knowledge of microeconomics, business organization and planning is preferred.

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