Gabriel Rissola, Managing Director, Telecentre-Europe (ES)

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Gabriel Rissola, Managing Director, Telecentre-Europe (ES)

  1. 1. Participating in EC fundingprogrammes and tenders
  2. 2. Successful Story 1: Carer+ & Carenet Funding Programme: CIP and LLP-KA3 (2012-2015) Complementary projects focused on the digital competences of carers and caregivers (one on pilot, other on network) Partnership: same applicant (FEPEM, carer specialist), similar consortiums (TE partner in both) Funding: 2,5m and 500k EUR respectively Applications prepared by a FEPEM expert with collaboration of partners FEPEM was already a recognised actor for DG INFSO; TE involvement was suggested by an EC officer (!)
  3. 3. Successful Story 2: MIREIA Survey JRC-IPTS Tender Building block of MIREIA, EC’s research on the impact measurement and evaluation of eInclusion Intermediaries Partnership: Telecentre-Europe and Univ. of Washington Funding: 25k EUR Proposal prepared by TE staff and a UW researcher TE was invited since MIREIA was conceived as an answer to policy issues identified in the context of a TE Summit
  4. 4. Successful Story 3: Multimedia TC Academy &UniteIT Funding Programme: LLP Grundvig+KA3 (2012-2015) Complementary projects focused on the capacity building of telecentres (one on final users, other on network) Partnership: same applicant (Telecentre-Europe), similar consortiums (TE partner in both) Funding: 300k and 450k EUR respectively Applications prepared by a professional proposal-writer with basic inputs from partners Selected by evaluators with no policy influence
  5. 5. Successful Story 4: Key Competences for All +e-Facilitator of Social Inclusion Funding Programme: LLP Grundtvig + Leonardo (2009-2011) Complementary projects focused on e-Inclusion actors as channel of non-formal digital education (one on final users, other on intermediaries) Partnership: same applicant (Esplai, large foundation), same co-ordinator (D-O-T, specialised SME), ad-hoc consortiums Funding: 300k and 400k EUR respectively Applications prepared collaboratively (led by D-O-T) on the basis of successful national experiences Selected by evaluators with no policy influence
  6. 6. Unsuccessful Stories (many): lessons learnt Think strategically (avoid proposals for the sake of funding) Look for funding opportunities appropriate to your goals Check your added value to the funding programme’s priorities Check all formalities, the level of co-funding required and your readiness to deliver (both activities and financially) Look for reliable partners (better if based on previous exp.) If you are not experienced, delegate the proposal preparation to experienced partners or professional writers

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