The third edition of the training seminar on European funds has started

It includes a final session in face-to-face format as a practical workshop

The third edition of the training seminar on European funds has started on Wednesday 28 September. The course is organized by DIPLOCAT, the two municipal entities that form part of the consortium, the Catalan Association of Municipalities (ACM) and the Federation of Municipalities of Catalonia (FMC), with the collaboration of the Department of Foreign Action and Open Government of the Government of Catalonia and the School of Public Administration of Catalonia.

At the opening session, all participants were welcomed by Laura Foraster i Lloret, secretary general of DIPLOCAT, Gerard Vives, Director General for EU Affairs and the Institutional Representation Abroad, Marc Solsona, vice-president of the FMC and mayor of Mollerussa, and Joana Ortega, secretary general of the ACM.

The seminar will be held mostly electronically with some face-to-face sessions and it will last 45 hours, until February 2023. Speakers include experts from the European Commission and the Catalan Government, university professors, and representatives from various local administrations with experience managing European funds.

This year, the training programme will pay special attention to the new European funds for the 2021-2027 period and also to the Next Generation EU funds. Throughout the seminar, speakers will also discuss good practices in obtaining European funds in Catalonia.

The classes have been designed as weekly three-hour sessions which explain the funding programmes and the theoretical sessions will be combined with the presentation of practical experiences and a final practical workshop.