Project Nutshell


  • To increase international projects management competencies of administrative staff, academics and Ph.D. students in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs); 
  • To identify main problems and challenges in HEIs regarding the processes and mechanisms for preparing and managing UE-funded projects and offer practical solutions;
  • To facilitate the exchange of best practices associated to international project management processes among institutions and redesign of processes;
  • To identify good practices and support tools for smooth and efficient communication with project partners.


  • Needs Analysis of processes of international project management in HEIs involved;
  • Optimization of the international project agenda processes in universities international offices;
  • Development of a Toolkit to facilitate EU-project management, addressed to potential manager or coordinators of international projects in HEIs;
  • Development of guidelines for effective communication and networking strategy among institutions;
  • Training for the academic and administrative staff on the use of process mapping software and process management methodologies;
  • Training on key aspects of design, planning, implementation of EU-funded projects and on the use of the Toolkit.


  • Analysis of processes of international project management in institutions involved;
  • Optimization of the international project agenda processes in project centers/offices of HEIs based on needs analysis results;
  • Toolkit for the implementation in preparation, realization and evaluation phase of EU projects in the field of higher education;
  • Guidelines for effective communication and networking strategy.


  • Improved management capacity in the field of international project management as well as governance, innovation and internationalisation of the HEIs;
  • Optimized the work processes linked to project design, implementation and evaluation;
  • Reinforced the networks of collaboration among European HEIs;
  • Facilitated the access to the opportunities offered by European-funded programs for universities, improved knowledge of the programs and requirements necessary to apply and manage them.


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Data di attuazione

01/11/2020 – 31/12/2022

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Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC)


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