Competences Certification for Universities’ EU project planners

Competences Certification for Universities’ EU project planners. Universities capacity building for the improvement of the EU funding success rate – accompanying measure

The project aims at providing a strategic and operational support to universities in order to increase their rate of allocation of EU grants for research, innovation and exchange of good practices. According to the law of some EU countries, achieving this objective the national Ministry increases accordingly the ordinary management fund.

The support to universities foresees the enhancement of a good practice at an European level, carried out in 2011 by Lombardy Region ( and Milan Polytechnic Foundation ( by means of the implementation of the first certification of competences acquired in non-formal and informal contests for the professional profile of the European project planner. Thanks to the approval in January of 2013 of the relevant national legislation (;jsessionid=eDPv7uslHhLfYOzpG0CoTA__.ntc-as5-guri2b?atto.dataPubblicazioneGazzetta=2013-02-15&atto.codiceRedazionale=13G00043&elenco30giorni=false) , the system of certification based on the European Qualification Framework (EQF) of Lombardy Region is now finally operational and can be performed also at an European Level.