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Training Centre and Tailor-Made Services


ECAS provides tailor-made services to civil society organisations based on individual requests. These services include a large variety of activities ranging from research and analysis on EU issues to organising study tours, internships, and conferences to technical assistance and capacity-building.

As part of its capacity-building services, ECAS offers customised training modules on EU FundraisingProject Management and Advocacy, as well as biannual training workshops at our premises in Brussels in the Spring and Autumn on the following topics:

  • Got the Money, Now What? – Learn How to Manage a European Project Effectively
  • Tips and Tricks for Effectively Advocating and Shaping the Agenda at EU Level
  • The Ins and Outs of EU Funding: Understanding the Process and Increasing your Success Chances

If you are interested in our services to civil society organisations, please contact Huw Longton.

Other Tailor-Made Services

  • Customised training sessions on EU fundraising, advocacy, communication and EU project management at our client’s premises

  • Advice on EU- and non-EU funding opportunities and support in partner-matching

Interested in personalised services for your organisation? Fill in the form below stating your specific needs and we will get back to you soon with a proposal! Or contact us explaining us what you are looking for and see how we can accommodate your request. 

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Past Experience and References

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Technical Assistance


  • The IMPACT Office for Cross-sector Partnership and Civic Dialogue – Brussels Office (BO) established in October 2009 as a result of cooperation between the National Foundation for Civil Society Development (NFCSD) and ECAS provided tailor-made advice and support to CSOs in Croatia in order to sustain their capacity and enhance their skills and expertise in a Europe-wide context. Website: http://www.impact-center.eu/frontpage
  • Technical assistance to the Open Society Foundation in Albania (Good Governance and EU Integration Program) on the methodology for conducting “Civic Monitoring of the Progress of Albania in the Implementation of the First Phase of the Stabilization and Association Agreement (2009-2014)”. This includes training the team of experts in Tirana, provision of feedback to the Monitoring Report and support to the outreach activities on the main findings.
    Website: http://www.soros.al/

Meet the Trainers

Huw Longton

EU Funding and Advocacy

Kenan Hadzimusic

Project Management

Elisa Lironi



I followed ECAS’ training on advocacy, EU fundraising and project management and I would certainly recommend it!

Great format: perfect balance between theory, home assignment and feedback session

Great staff: competent and available

Great approach: useful tips/tools for our day-to-day work and a tailored feedback session for ready-to-use strategy

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ECAS prepared a really insightful training on EU funding for our organisation divided into two sessions (an introduction on the different schemes that suited us and a hands-on follow up), both of which were completely tailored to our needs. The trainer did not only provide us with comprehensive and customised information, but she also gave us feedback on our concept note to improve our future proposal. She also shared extremely valuable tips and tricks on what the European Commission looks for when assessing a project. We would definitely recommend their services!

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ECAS’ training on the EU budget cycle has helped our office to identify the different stakeholders and advocacy ‘entry points’ in this field. We particularly appreciated the fact that the trainer dwelt a great deal on how significantly the timeframe of the budgetary procedure differs in practice from the one outlined in the Treaties.

Violeta Naydenova 205

J’ai eu l’occasion de suivre une formation chez ECAS dans le but de mieux appréhender les mécanismes des aides et des projets européens destinés aux opérateurs de notre secteur. J’ai pu à cette occasion apprécier la compétence et le pragmatisme des responsables d’ECAS ainsi que des autres intervenants et leur disponibilité à répondre de manière exhaustive à nos questions. J’estime que cette formation va nous permettre d’exploiter au mieux nos ressources et nous éviter de gâcher beaucoup de temps en prospections inutiles.

Gianpaolo Accardo 5

A group of 10 Turkish CSOs led by our organisation participated in a study visit to Brussels organised by ECAS. ECAS offered a training on EU funding and effective advocacy and campaigning, which  was greatly appreciated by our participants and has been a notable experience for them. ECAS also facilitated meetings with Belgian CSOs and EU networks and platforms enabling our participants to exchange information and identify new partnership opportunities.

I took part in a two-day training in Communication and EU Fundraising for civil society organizations organised by ECAS in Tirana. The training fitted perfectly with my day-to-day work in identifying the best communications techniques to approach targeted audiences. Additionally it highly improved my skills in terms of dealing with the most relevant EU funding programs.


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