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With practical exercises based on templates taken from the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers’
Otto per Mille Call for applications, and from the AICS Call for applications
for granting aids to Civil Society Organizations. 

Details of the course: 


Starting date

12th April 2021 



4 days (2 hours) of online group meeting

1 day (2 hours) of online individual meeting 




🔺For those who will sign up by Thursday 1st April, a FREE CONSULTATION will be scheduled

within 6 months from the end of the course to revise together with the lecturer Stefania Cametti

EVERY PROJECT on which the participant will be working on. 🔺

Description of the course: 

Our course wants to provide participants with practical instruments necessary for articulating project proposals that will have all the indispensable characteristics in order to result as winners for funds or aids calls for applications, published by Italian Public Administrations or other funding institutions. 

Knowing how to set up a coherent and convincing project proposal is not trivial: badly made projects are often presented to evaluation committees, with a ‘sloppy’ and often poor formulation; this makes more difficult getting the fund, even when the proponent has planned the project after an accurate analysis of the needs and the problems, based on a good knowledge of the local context. 

This especially applies for the Logical Framework (Quadro Logico), in which basic aspects are too often not correctly highlighted: the indicators’ coherence with objectives and results, the indicators’ verifiability and the achievement of the aims. 

Not less delicate is the formulation of the Financial Plan, that must result coherent with the activities description, it must be well balanced between the different types of expenditure, and contain only voices directly aimed at the realization of the initiative and the achievements of the objectives. 

The lecturer’s many years of experience in the evaluation of project proposals will give a series of practical guidelines that will help you writing successful projects. 

Our aim is not to fill your head with notions that you could find anywhere, but to give you practical tools for writing development cooperation projects with high possibilities to result winners in the calls for applications, and to be funded


Duration and methodology: 

The course will be carried out completely ONLINE and it is articulated in 5 sessions of 2 hours each for a total amount of 10 hours. Lectures will begin at 6 PM and will finish at 8 PM

For every course, not more than 5 students will be admitted, in order to guarantee a continuous interaction with the lecturer. 

Our course has a very practical approach, we will be working together on project templates especially prepared, whose punctual and shared analysis will allow to deepen every aspect, in order to notice the most common errors from project planners and to learn how to avoid them. 

During the fourth day, the course includes an individual face-to-face meeting with the lecturer for the creation of a customized path with a double value: on one hand, it will help the student in the whole comprehension of the covered topics; on the other, it will give to the lecturer an important tool to increase the communication and teaching effectiveness. 


Contents and course schedule: 

Our didactical approach aims to be extremely practical, therefore, our course will consist in: 


1st day – 12th April 2021 – h. 6 PM / 8 PM 

  • Introduction; 

  • Start of the analysis of a Technical Report (Relazione Tecnica) draft created on the basis of the template of the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers’ Otto per Mille Call for applications, sent to the students in the days prior the beginning of the course, with a punctual indication of all the wrong items and with suggestions for the most accurate formulations. 

2nd day – 13th April 2021 – h. 6 PM / 8 PM 

  • Continuation of the analysis of the Technical Report (Relazione Tecnica) draft. 

3rd day – 14th April 2021 – h. 6 PM / 8 PM 

  • Shared examination of different practical hypothesis for the Logical Framework (Quadro Logico) and the Financial Plan, with an in-depth analysis of the thorniest aspects; 

  • Assignment of an exercise related to the predisposition of a project proposal based on the ‘Template for drafting a complete proposal’ (Modello per la redazione della proposta completa) from the last AICS Call for applications. 

4th day – date to be individually determined with the students (between 19th and 23rd April 2021) 

  • Individual sessions with the single students, during which the resulting project from the exercise, its strengths and weaknesses, will be examined and analyzed together with the lecturer. 

5th day – 26th April 2021 – h. 6 PM / 8 PM 

  • Analysis of the interrelation between the work carried out and the new General Procedures for granting funds based on the RBM approach (Results Based Management), approved with the Resolution No. 71 of 31.07.2020 by the Italian Development Cooperation Joint Committee; 

  • Experience sharing and conclusions. 


Who is it for? 

The course is open for those who already possess knowledge and experience in the field of drafting development cooperation interventions. 


Certificate of attendance 

At the end of the course, a certificate of attendance will be sent to all the participants who have attended at least 80% of the total time mount. In the certificate the main learning outcomes will be stated. 



The fees for participating to the course is €500,00 and will cover tuition, course materials and every individual and group meeting. 

All proceeds from the course fees will benefit NINA APS initiatives. 


How to sign up 

Applicants must send an email to, later you will receive all the useful informations in order to proceed with the payment. 

Informational meeting for the course:

A completely FREE online meeting for the presentation of the course is planned on MONDAY 29th MARCH

at 6 PM, during which you will be able to interact with lecturer Stefania Cametti, to clarify every doubt and to get more information on how the course and the topics will be structured. 


You can participate by simply signing up by clicking on the ‘SIGN UP NOW’ button; later you will receive a personal email with all the useful details and the link to access the platform. 


Stefania Cametti

Currently president of NINA APS, she has almost 10 years of experience in the management and evaluation of development cooperation initiatives funded by the Italian Public Administration. 

Particularly, for three years in a row she has been a member of the Evaluation Committee responsible for the examination of NGOs’ project proposals for granting funds presented to the 2014 and 2015 DGCS Calls for applications, and those presented by Civil Society Organizations (CSO) for the 2016 AICS funding Call for applications. 

Moreover, as a representative of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs at the Directorate General for Development Cooperation (Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo, DGCS) Central Technical Unit, she has worked to the identification, investigation, formulation, management and monitoring of cooperation projects and programs from a technical and administrative point of view, particularly of the initiatives related to the protection of cultural heritage, by providing technical assistance in all the phases of the project cycle. 

Afterwards, she has worked for the DGCS Africa Office policy update and planning for development cooperation projects in West-Africa countries, by carrying out activities of coordination, supervision and control of the cooperation programs conducted in that area, including the implementation of monitoring and evaluation missions. 

With the creation of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo, AICS), as Country Desk representative, she has been responsible for all the programmed or already in place development cooperation activities in the field of economic development in West-African countries. 



«Few participants, continuous and highly free interaction, interesting, useful and extremely practical advices given by Stefania, with her previous experience as AICS evaluator.» 

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