The EU Project Management Training Centre is the first and only centre in Italy that specialises exclusively in training on the subject of EU project management and operational and financial management of European funding. It was established in 1999 in collaboration with AICCRE – Italian Association for the Council of Municipalities and Regions of Europe, the Italian section of the leading European Association of Local Authorities (the Council of Municipalities and Regions of Europe has approximately 100,000 Local Authority members from all over Europe) – with the objective of contributing to increasing the competitiveness of Italy in accessing and managing European funds, as well as filling the gap for information and skills compared to other European countries.

Since then more than 2 thousand students have participated in the Centre’s training activities. They come from both the public sector (local and state authorities, universities, health authorities, and agencies) and from businesses, associations, training companies, social enterprises. In addition, a growing number of professionals, consultants and young people see the courses offered by the Centre as an opportunity to integrate their curriculum.

The Centre operates within Venice International University, a qualified university research and education consortium, founded in 1995, with which it shares programmes, projects, objectives and lecturers, and which also includes Boston College and Duke University (USA), Tel Aviv University (Israel), LMU Ludwig Maximilians Universitat (Germany), Tilburg University (Holland), Tongji University and Tsinghua University (China), Waseda University (Japan), the UAB Universidad Autonoma in Barcelona, Cà Foscari University in Venice, IUAV, Padua University and the National Research Council.