EU Project Manager Certification

Funding Programme

Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Number



694.174,00 €


10/2017 - 10/2019 (24 months)


France, Bulgaria, Austria, Portugal, Cyprus, Germany


This EU-funded project developed a virtual learning environment allowing self-assessment of skills and tailored training giving guidelines for certification according to ISO 17024. Fulfilling the course is clear proof of the manager’s qualification, therefore enhancing employability and opportunities for job-related mobility. Several surveys revealed that professionals involved in EU project management require more specific training in soft skills (e.g. communication) as well as project management-specific responsibilities like partnership management and financial rules. Most EU project managers come from entirely different fields and have different professional backgrounds. This makes it hard to prove their profound skills & expertise developed over the years – a clear point for a certification as proof of their knowledge and experience. Particularly aimed at EU-project managers, the approach covers different steps from assessment to certification. A competence chart provides a first overview of needed skills, skills can then be self-assessed, following tailored training giving guidelines for certification according to ISO 17024 – all part of a multilingual web-based self-assessment tool which ensures easy access with minimal effort. A tailored training which has been created based on recognized project management tools as well as first-hand feedback from experienced project managers identifies strengths and weaknesses in the first step and enhances competencies in the second step. This improves the EU project manager’s opportunities and possibilities in the labour market as well as job-related mobility.

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