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N.I.C.E Mates – Innovation on KA2 - Strategic partnerships

Training Course

10-16 May 2016 | Madeira Island, Portugal

The overall aim of NICE Mates is to support the target group to implement qualitative projects through the development of participants’ competences to manage and report Strategic partnerships in the field of youth.
The general objectives of N.I.C.E Mates TCA are: • To help the participants understand the importance of the partnership as a quality element for the project implementation; • To explore different project management instruments and increase their ability to design own instruments; • To explore the role and the challenges of the intellectual outputs, exchange of Good Practices and multiplier events; • To discuss qualitative and quantitative indicators for project activities; • To explore the reporting criteria and consider those project elements that have to be monitored during the project’s lifespan; • To offer a space for peer learning among experienced project workers; • To offer support during the project implementation and reporting through individual coaching sessions. The specific objectives of N.I.C.E Mates TCA are: • Erasmus + Youth in Action KA2 Framework; • Youth in Action Mapping Experiences; • New Possibilities inside KA2; • Priorities and Work Methodology; • Project Concept; • Partnership Building; • From Partnership to Strategy; • From Strategy to Responsibility; N.I.C.E Mates will focus on specific activities of the strategic partnerships as project management, transnational project meetings, intellectual outputs, multiplier events or training, teaching and learning activities from the perspective of transversal activities as project and budget monitoring, quality and relevance to the objective as well from a risk management perspective and will answer to questions as: How do to ensure a strong and functional partnership? When and how to include intellectual outputs, exchange of Good practices and multiplier events? After the training course the participants will be able to receive support through their project management and reporting phase with the purpose of increasing the quality of the implemented Strategic partnerships projects around Europe. This training course is addressed to coordinators or partners of granted KA2 Strategic partnership projects for participants who are project coordinators, staff or youth leaders working directly with ongoing or finished Strategic partnership Projects. Further on the training course targets those who are: • interested in developing their management and reporting competences • willing to work on the quality of their international projects • able to use English as a working language The overall aim is to support the target group to implement qualitative projects through the development of participants’ competences to manage and report Strategic partnerships in the field of youth. N.I.C.E Concept - You can find the NICE Concept in the document in attach. N.I.C.E Concept is based on the development of a weekly challenge simulation with a long LARP (Life Action Role Play) where participants are invited to “LIVE” the KA2 Challenges proposed by N.I.C.E Mates.

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 25-30 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, those who have had the projects granted in KA2 and also their partners

Working language(s):



Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus + Youth in Action (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques


Phone: +351253204260

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from a country other than Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA for further information about the financial details. Info for Sending NA´s: This activity is covered by TCA 2015.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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