The E-Platform for Neighbourhood
The E-Platform for Neighbourhood is a free of charge e-learning platform which offers short courses on EU policies, European Neighbourhood Policy, EU-ENP relations, and related best practices. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the Natolin Campus of the College of Europe.
The E-Platform is open for all the interested users. In particular, it is useful for civil servants, local authorities, students, members of the academia, think tanks, journalists and civil society of the ENP countries.
The E-Platform consists of:
- The distance learning component of 10 knowledge-based modules and 5 professional skills modules.
- An Information Database System (IDS) which collects systematised public information and documentation on the EU, ENP, EU-ENP relations, and best practices.
- An online Expert Forum to enable participants’ discussions with one another, as well as with practitioners and scholars working on, or interested in the European Union- and ENP-related matters for exchange of professional knowledge and experience.
Apart from these three E-Platform components, a comprehensive glossary is also available.
The E-Platform was launched on 1 March 2016.
In addition to the online learning tool, 165 E-Platform users from ENP countries (72 from ENP-East and 93 from ENP-South) who fulfilled the e-learning criteria were invited, free-of-charge, to take part in face-to-face sessions/workshops in Poland conducted by authors of the e-learning courses. Two editions of the face-to-face sessions were organized: on 28 August – 2 September 2016 and on 26-30 November 2016.
E-Platform offers 10 knowledge-based courses:
- Civil Society Empowerment
- Cross-border Co-operation
- Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area Agreements (DCFTA)
- EU and Development Cooperation, including sources of funding
- Human Rights Protection
- Integrated Border Management and Migration Policies
- Lobbying and Legislative Procedures
- Policy Coordination and Decision-Making for EU Affairs
- Protection of Financial Interests of the Union, including financial control and audit; anti-fraud
and 5 skills building courses:
- Cost-benefit Analysis
- Effective Application for EU Funding
- Fund-raising Skills
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Policy Dialogue
The courses will continue to be available, free-of-charge, even after the project is completed on 31 March 2017.