Good grants - bad grants Project preparation - Do’s & don'ts Romeo Dretcanu
Good grant = everybody is happy <ul><li>EU Delegation  </li></ul><ul><li>Management authority </li></ul><ul><li>Implementi...
Bad grant = somebody is unhappy <ul><li>EU Delegation => OLAF </li></ul><ul><li>Management authority => return funds </li>...
Project preparation Do’s & don'ts - 10 golden rules
Basic rules  I   L ogical logical logical logical logical logical logical U nderstandable R ealistic E asy
<ul><li>Basic rule  II   </li></ul><ul><li>Never forget: </li></ul><ul><li>ECD are humans </li></ul><ul><li>Programmers ar...
Basic rule  III   First Target Group is: EVALUATORS / ASSESSORS / APPRAISERS
<ul><li>Basic rules  IV   </li></ul><ul><li>Read carefully & understand </li></ul><ul><li>Be precise, be specific </li></u...
<ul><li>Basic rules  V   </li></ul><ul><li>Edit, print, bind, tie, pack CAREFULY </li></ul><ul><li>Elaborate = teamwork </...
<ul><li>Basic rule  VI   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do nothing which is of no use!   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>–  M. Musashi </li>...
Basic rule  VII   Never sing louder than lovely! - Isobel Baillie DBE Do not shout!
<ul><li>Basic rule  VII   </li></ul><ul><li>Corollary: what is of use? </li></ul><ul><li>RSEDP Application form = 34 pages...
<ul><li>Basic rule  VIII   </li></ul><ul><li>The Best is the enemy of the Good! </li></ul><ul><li>A good project applicati...
<ul><li>Basic rule IX   </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unite to increase your chances! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
<ul><li>Basic rule X   </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TAKE A BREAK! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
Hvala vam lepo! Uspeh! Q&A: dretcanu@yahoo.com
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Do and Don'ts - SECEP

  1. 2. Good grants - bad grants Project preparation - Do’s & don'ts Romeo Dretcanu
  2. 3. Good grant = everybody is happy <ul><li>EU Delegation </li></ul><ul><li>Management authority </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing body </li></ul><ul><li>Beneficiary </li></ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Target groups </li></ul><ul><li>Subcontractors </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>General public </li></ul>
  3. 4. Bad grant = somebody is unhappy <ul><li>EU Delegation => OLAF </li></ul><ul><li>Management authority => return funds </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing body => deny expenses </li></ul><ul><li>Beneficiary => loose money </li></ul><ul><li>Partners => loose confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Target groups => hidden trouble </li></ul><ul><li>Subcontractors => bad works </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholders => open troubles </li></ul><ul><li>Media => bad visibility </li></ul><ul><li>General public => bad awareness </li></ul>
  4. 5. Project preparation Do’s & don'ts - 10 golden rules
  5. 6. Basic rules I L ogical logical logical logical logical logical logical U nderstandable R ealistic E asy
  6. 7. <ul><li>Basic rule II </li></ul><ul><li>Never forget: </li></ul><ul><li>ECD are humans </li></ul><ul><li>Programmers are humans </li></ul><ul><li>MA are humans </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluators are humans </li></ul><ul><li>Monitors are humans </li></ul><ul><li>TA are humans </li></ul>Do not treat people like institutions!
  7. 8. Basic rule III First Target Group is: EVALUATORS / ASSESSORS / APPRAISERS
  8. 9. <ul><li>Basic rules IV </li></ul><ul><li>Read carefully & understand </li></ul><ul><li>Be precise, be specific </li></ul><ul><li>Observe form requested </li></ul><ul><li>Address every item (as) requested </li></ul><ul><li>Check & re-check the arithmetic </li></ul><ul><li>Check consistency & data correspondence </li></ul>Do not invent! Abstain from poetry, novels, manifesto!
  9. 10. <ul><li>Basic rules V </li></ul><ul><li>Edit, print, bind, tie, pack CAREFULY </li></ul><ul><li>Elaborate = teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Writing & printing = one person </li></ul>Do not write in teams! Do not present a sloppy work!
  10. 11. <ul><li>Basic rule VI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do nothing which is of no use! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>– M. Musashi </li></ul>
  11. 12. Basic rule VII Never sing louder than lovely! - Isobel Baillie DBE Do not shout!
  12. 13. <ul><li>Basic rule VII </li></ul><ul><li>Corollary: what is of use? </li></ul><ul><li>RSEDP Application form = 34 pages </li></ul><ul><li>Appl. form filled as requested: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Description = max 47 pag </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Budget = max 5 pag </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experience = max 5 pag </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Profile = 5 pag </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity = 5 pag </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership = 10 pag </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grid = 1 pag </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>T O T A L = max 78 pag </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Basic rule VIII </li></ul><ul><li>The Best is the enemy of the Good! </li></ul><ul><li>A good project application on due date is better than a perfect application on Christmas ! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Act now </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use all resources </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain focus </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid perfectionism! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Basic rule IX </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unite to increase your chances! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increase coverage & capacity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prove professionalism </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Get TA </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remember 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Do not focus on competition!
  15. 16. <ul><li>Basic rule X </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TAKE A BREAK! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Hvala vam lepo! Uspeh! Q&A: dretcanu@yahoo.com

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