The PROVE Project aims to improve the quality of EU-Project Management through the delivery of 4 major products of European added-value:
- a Code of Ethics for EU-Project Managers (see signatories here)
- a Guide for EU-Project Managers
- a Survey for EU-Project Managers
- a Curriculum for EU-Project Managers
The PROVE partners are Vocational Education and Training organisations, consultancies, associations of professionals and NGOs from 8 countries, all of them sharing the same concerns for Quality and Quality Assurance.
The transnational project is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and collaborative approach:
- Interdisciplinary because it seeks convergence between the existing Project Management methods, standards and guidelines such as PRINCE2©, PMBOK©, IPMA©, Project Cycle Management/Logical Framework Approach, ISO 10006 and ISO 21500
- Innovative because it applies the benefits of these methods to the needs or the EU-Project Managers
- Collaborative because the Code of Ethics, Curriculum and Handbook have been jointly elaborated by the 9 project partners, using peer-learning methods and teamwork
The project has also surveyed 665 EU-Project Managers and Erasmus+ Programme Managers between February and May 2014 to generate a better knowledge about the behavioural, technical and contextual competences which are the most important for successful EU-Project Management.
Through this survey and through the Code of Ethics, the Curriculum and the Guide for EU-Project Managers, PROVE has the ambition to bring higher visibility, trustworthiness and attractiveness of this professional occupation and to raise a culture of Quality in EU-Project Management.
PROVE is a Leonardo da Vinci Learning Partnership, which is supported by the EU Lifelong Learning Programm. Project manager for the EU Fundraising Association is Peter Kratzer