Qualification of 3rd Sector in Europe

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Formal Project Description
Qualification of 3rd Sector in Europe
Contract Title Qualification of 3rd Sector in Europe
Lead Partner FENACERCI (coordinator)
Agreement n° CY-GRU-MULPART-2011-25
Partners Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute;
European Center for Quality Ltd - ECQ;
Technologie-Netzwerk Berlin e.V - BTECNET;
Ente per la ricerca e formazione - E.RI.FO
Grant €16.000
Dates 01/08/2011 - 31/07/2013


About Project Q3.eu Project
Overall objective(s)
  • Share 3rd Sector qualification experiences, debating conceptual and legal framework, financing and training models, successful practices, evaluation methods, competences recognition and other major results;
  • Identify innovative solutions and practices for management and working models problems in 3rd Sector organisations and perspective their possible integration as 3rd Sector qualification tools;
  • Define joint training and consultancy standards, in result of partnership experience/results integration;
  • Propose new European project proposals;
  • Create and enlarge the network of European partners, as a resource for these and other European partnership projects.


Expected Results
  • Development of relationships and networking activities among the participating persons and institutions, contributing to the development of synergies and mutual enrichment;
  • Better understanding of the history, nature, diversity, roles, problems and challenges faced by nonprofit organizations in the participating countries and regions;
  • Dissemination of knowledge about different models, practices and materials used across Europe to qualify nonprofit organization and to develop their human resources;
  • New personal and institutional competences to assess the training needs within nonprofit organizations and to plan participatory training projects and initiatives;
  • More creative and innovative approaches to solve management problems and other situations related to the performance of nonprofit organizations; and
  • Design of joint training-consulting and/or research-training-action projects and initiatives, combining the experiences of the involved persons and institutions.