The use of increased cooperation has become a paradigm of our time (Networked Society). Governments, business, media, NGOs, academic institutions, political parties, etc. use all kind of collaborative schemes, from projects and programs, to alliances and networks.

Our training aims to equip participants with the theoretical and practical tools to approach collaborative schemes in a more effective way. It touches upon issues that are familiar to every participant but that (most likely) they have never approached in this way. In other words, our training serves to unpack and organize a body of knowledge than in many ways is intrinsic to the day-to-day practice and experience of participants but about which little critical reflection has been carried out. A special focus is placed on comparative analysis, permanent examples and participatory methodologies.

Our training products are addressed to:

  • Public officials working with networks or with cross-border multi-actor programs and projects. Particularly relevant for those working in the areas of International Cooperation and EU Regional and Development policy;
  • Officers working for regional/local development agencies promoting increased economic cooperation and business opportunities (such as Chambers of Commerce, regional parliaments, etc.) and/or dealing with International projects and networks;
  • Professionals from civil society organizations, private sector or universities who are involved in multi-actor or multi-stakeholder groups and/or projects.
  • Members of national and international networks and platforms.
  • Private sector
  • Graduate students wishing to acquire greater and more competitive personal competences, beneficial for a future career in academia or practice-orientated professions.