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8 TIPS TO GET YOUR PROJECT DESCRIPTION RIGHT

January 22, 2018

 

The deadline is coming up, but don't worry...every day I will tell you more about what you need to do to write a very good Erasmus+ project. Last time, we talked about the European Development Plan! If you want to go back to that article read it here: http://www.erasmusnet.org/single-post/2018/01/18/HOW-TO-COMPLETE-E-FORM-SECTION-DIN-NO-TIME.

 

Today, we are going to talk about the PROJECT DESCRIPTION section, which also sets the basis for your project! Writing a good project description means giving an overview of what it's going to happen and why do you intend to implement such a project. You should make sure that the evaluator recognizes the driving need you have to get that funding. How can you do that?...I'll show you, now!

 

Let's go then!

 

Before we begin going deep into the Erasmus+ form you need the keep in mind the rule of 4Cs RULE when writing your project description. What do I mean by that?

  1. Clear means your document uses simple, generally accepted and unambiguous words and sentences to describe the key points at stake.

  2. Concise means the project description actually “describes the project”, with no reference to other projects or not related information. 

  3. Complete means that your description includes everything that concerns and deals with the project.

  4. Credible means in your project description document you refer to up-to-date and relevant information only.

Ok, so...now...let's dive into the Erasmus+ form and see what the evaluators want to know! 

QUESTION 1: Why do you want to carry out this project? What are its objectives?

 

Here, try to reply to the following questions:

  1. What is your problem: PROBLEM TREE?

  2. What would you like to do about it: ACTIVITIES?

  3. In order to achieve what: OBJECTIVES?

  4. Why is the Erasmus+ programme the best way to achieve the aforementioned results?

  5. How are those OBJECTIVES you mentioned related to the OBJECTIVES of the Erasmus+ programme? And of this specific Key Action?

  6. How did you (your organization, group) established those NEEDS and OBJECTIVES? Ex. research, meetings, ....

  7. At this point, you should refer to section D, DEVELOPMENT PLAN in order to explain how the objectives of the project

    • clearly seek to address the needs you established and

    • are relevant to the individual participants and organizations (dev. plan)

    • don’t forget to explain the international dimension of the activities that you are planning in order to achieve an amelioration of your institution from an organizational standpoint.

QUESTION 2: How did you choose your project partners? What experience and competences will they bring to the project? Please also describe how the project meets the needs and objectives of your partners.

 

Here, please detail how did you find your partners. For example: eTwinning platform, Facebook, web search, previous contacts....

 

Also, highlight what expertise, knowledge and experience are they brining to the project, making sure that you mention a couple per each major objective. 

 

Don’t forget to mention how this project also meets the objectives and needs of your partners.

QUESTION 3: What are the most relevant topics addressed by your project?

 

This is an easy task. You can select the most relevant topics from the drop-down menu, up to 3. However, if there are more than 3 possible matches, write them down on a paper...think through your project and choose the most relevant ones. 

 

 

If your are writing a project for the mobility of students or staff, don't forget that Erasmusnet can help you with the management of your mobility programme in 7 locations across Europe!

 

If you need suggestions or just want to plan your mobility with us contact our reference person PAOLA PANFILI at info@erasmusnet.org and, if you like, book a Skype call

 

Hugs and best luck on your project from the Erasmusnet team!

 

- Erasmusnet

 

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