Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

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Course of Master's Degree Programme on PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
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Dott.ssa PUGLIESE Sara
Second semester
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Italian (possible support in English language)

Course description

Principal object of the Course is offering to the students’ knowledges and basic competences about the project elaboration in response to European Institution, national, regional and local calls to obtain EU funds aimed to promote development objectives.
To this aim, intermediate object is the acquisition of knowledge and competences about the methodology of elaboration of projects and phases of the project cycle.
At the end student should demonstrate to have acquired the following knowledge and abilities:

Knowledge and understanding abilities of problems related to the direct management programme and to the project cycle;
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding both in fund raising, that is the research of financial call, and in the activity of elaboration and writing of projects in response to EU, national, regional and local calls.
Judgement autonomy
Ability to apply the method of the project cycle in the elaboration of project proposal taking into account of the context, of the stakeholder exigences, of limits imposed by the call (in terms of times, admissible expenses, expense ceilings; admission and reward criteria).

Communication Ability
Ability in the written elaboration of projects with synthesis ability, language property (also in technical sectors), clarity in underlining the relationship between the actions that they want to realize and objectives established by the call.

Ability of learning
Ability of learning and independent critical assessment in finding the financial opportunities useful in function of the typology of the working body (public authority, undertaking, non-profit entities)
Course specific feature requires a “self-referential” framework. All the knowledge that is necessary to the suitable understanding of specific issues will be offered during the Course.


Course specific feature requires a “self-referential” framework. All the knowledge that is necessary to the suitable understanding of specific issues will be offered during the Course. Knowledge of the EU institutional framework and acts could be useful


Desk phase (15 h):

- Direct management projects in the programming cycle 2021-2027
- Project cycle from development aid to local development;
- Project cycle phases: context analysis; swot analysis; stakeholder analysis; problem three and object three; logical framework; WBS; GANTT; audit; assessment
- From the Project cycle to euro-funding: project design, project proposal, project management.

Case studies (10 H):
Horizon Europe Program 2021-2027
- Joint European Commission – Council of Europe “Justrom”
Field phase (15 H)
Simulation of a Project elaboration responding to a call through the application of project cycle phases

Teaching Methods

Frontal lesson, blended support, simulation to elaborate project proposals through the project cycle method, also using project management programs that could be found open source


Materials available on line and on the teams group:
- J. Schunk, Il ciclo del progetto
- Merrie Barron, Andrew R. Barron, Project Management
- University of Minnesota, Project Management from Simple to Complex
Suggested readings:
Sun Tzu, The art of war

Learning assessment

The learning verification will consist in an oral exam where the student, to obtain the minimum score, should demonstrate, answering to several questions, the acquisition of the following knowledge and skills concerning the Structural Funds programming and the project cycle.

To obtain the maximum score, brief examples of circumstances and concrete situations where the student should demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and competences; judgement autonomy, ability to communicate and self-learn.

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