The online training course on “How to Develop a Project Proposal - EU Programmes for non-EU countries “was opened on Thursday, 18 February 2021. It is organized by the International Relations and Projects Department in collaboration with the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED) and aims at upgrading the skills and knowledge on project proposal writing, application for grants, how to select the appropriate partner from European higher education institutions, how to develop strong, innovative and successful proposals, and how to improve the research capacity of the University.

20 faculty members participated from faculties of (Information Technology and Computer Science, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Education, Hijjawi for Technological Engineering, Arts, Medicine and Pharmacy).

At the opening of the course, Dr. Ghazi Magableh, Director of the International Relations and Projects Department, expressed his thanks and appreciation to UNIMED for their cooperation in providing this training course, which would help faculty develop their skills with regard to European Union funded projects.

In his turn, Dr. Marcelo Scalisi , Director of the Union of Mediterranean Universities, indicated that this activity is considered to be a pilot, being conducted online for the first time, and will be extended to other member universities after obtaining feedback from participants in this course with the purpose to work on improving and developing it. He also said that, although Yarmouk University is a recent member at UNIMED, there were previous important joint collaborations within many projects, and this course would give them a greater chance to learn about the University and its potential, and at the same time, he expressed their readiness to give all possible support and assistance in any field.


The ZOOM training course will run for four weeks, as  one day per week during the period 18/2/2021 to 11/3/2021. The course will provide an overview of the main EU programmes for non-EU countries. This includes H2020 as a research programme and its successor Horizon Europe, the Erasmus+ programme for education and training and its successor, and the Europeaid programme supporting cooperation for development. It will also explore how to start preparing a successful proposal for an European programme. This includes the design techniques for a new project, the partner search, and the most commonly used tools for project monitoring (Gantt, PERT, and so on).

At the end of each module, there will be practical exercises for participants to apply what they have learned with assistance of trainers.