TRIALOG invited participants from the previous cycles of the Training of Multipliers in 2010 and 2011 to further deepen their knowledge in development cooperation and EC contract management.
During the three training days from 23rd to 25th of May, a variety of topics, which have been requested by the participants, were covered. The input sessions on Development Effectiveness (by Melanie Oßberger from the Austrian development platform Global Responsibility) and on Policy Coherence for Development (by Nadja Schuster from vidc - Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation) were followed by lively discussions and the participants appreciated the knowledge shared by the experts. Very interesting was also the session on Body Politics in development cooperation, led by a research group of the University of Vienna.
Eva Hartleben-Scheibreithner from the financial department of HORIZONT3000 gave a practical insight in budget management of EC funded projects. In working groups the participants discussed the challenges of budget planning.
As very inspiring, participants perceived the presentation on Systematization and Knowledge Management by Petra Koppensteiner from HORIZONT3000. The organisation implements this method successfully with its partners in the Global South and within the own organisation. Participants were motivated to think of ways to use systematization in their own working contexts.
The multipliers will share their knowledge on national level with other platform member organisations, therefore the training also dedicated space for facilitation methods and training design. The participants interactively recapped on their individual experience with training design and different methods. Deniz Usman from the Cypriot platform CYINDEP gave an input on time management.
A very important part was also the networking among participants for future collaboration and exchange.
The group is highly motivated to contribute with their expertise to the work of EU12 platforms. TRIALOG will continuously support the group with knowledge and information sharing and launch the profiles of the multipliers on the TRIALOG website.
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Information provided by Elisa Romero, TRIALOG