I.M.P.A.C.T. Participatory Project Planning and Logical Framework Approach

I.M.P.A.C.T. Participatory Project Planning and Logical Framework Approach

Belgrade, February 2006. I.M.P.A.C.T. (Introducing methodology in Education for Democratic Citizenship Initiatives of the Stability Pact) Project is a new initiative for South-East Europe aiming at developing management capacities for EDC projects by introducing and disseminating a comprehensive methodology for participatory project planning and self-evaluation. Involving six beneficiary and partner institutions from six participating countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania and Serbia – the project has been developed to respond to the need for capacity building in project design and management, which was identified in the Monitoring Report of the EDC–Working Group. Adult Education Society from Belgrade in cooperation with KulturKontakt from Vienna had organized weekend training seminar in Belgrade from February 25th to 26th 2006. about Participatory Project Planning and Logical Framework Approach, as the part of the I.M.PACT project. The seminar was attended by seventeen participants-representatives and collaborators of different NGO’s mainly involved in adult education, Belgrade faculties and Ministry of Sport and Education. The training was led by Nađa Bulat and Aleksandar Bulajić, collaborators of Adult Education Society, under supervision of Dukagjin Pupovci from Kosovo Education Center and in coordination of Katarina Popović, the president of Adult Education Society. The techniques of Participatory Project Planning and Logical Framework Approach were delivered and practiced by application on the “real” project, e.g. the one that is the part of bigger, already approved project. The topic chosen for simulation was ‘’Vocational Education of Adult Roma’’ which was taken as a part of the real project ‘’Functional Basic Education of Roma’’. During the ˝step by step˝ work, that involved group disquisitions, presentations, visualization, simulations and instructions, participants went trough all the characteristic phases of techniques such as defining and brainstorming the problems, clustering problems, making problems and goal trees, making the logical framework matrix and dealing with risk analyses. At the end of the seminar participants fulfilled the evaluation questionnaire with possibility to answer each question by marking one number from 1 to 4 (1 for the lowest mark or level of satisfaction and 4 for the highest). The quality of work and methods used during the training were rated with average mark of 3.81 and organization of the training with 4.