The International Master PMC – Project Management for International Cooperation trains professionals specialized in programs dealing with International and European Cooperation, who are able to write and manage projects and programmes for EU, International Agencies, and Foundations in order to promote local development.
PMC is the leader in Europe, since 1998. It is at its 41st edition and it has trained over 500 professionals in the sector. It is held with a “blended formula” including E-learning + Workshops + Field Experience + Project Work, also working in team.
PMC is the main recruitment area for professionals in the NGOs and has a network of friendly and supportive Alumni/Managers.
Trainers and lecturers are professionals who work in some of the major international NGOs – this guarantees an outstanding theoretical and practical training to all our students.
Our Master Programmes provide an action learning experience and an international approach and are totally in English with 8 Workshops in Europe, Field Experience, Personal Project Work, Team Work, Management Development training and International Career Service.
We support students with Financial Aid and a Scholarship Programme.
The Master Diploma certifies a serious path, professional ethics and a high professional investment of the student.
The Master Programme is international and totally in English. It also offers Internship opportunities.
|Alessio di Carlo, Founder and Vice President of CooperAction Onlus|
Cinzia D’Intino, Didactic Coordinator
|Edition||41st edition, first in the sector since 1998|
|Blended Formula: 12 MONTHS + STAGE/INTERNSHIP, 1000 total hours: e-learning and webinars + 8 meetings in class (Rome, Madrid, Bruxelles), which makes it 29 workshops including a Field Experience|
|Master Beginning||June 2018|
|Registration Deadline||June 2018|
Some PMC main Partners
Supported since 2010 by Euclid Network European Third Sector Leaders Association supported by the European Commission.
Supported since 2015 by Scotland’s Third Sector Leaders
…And more than 200 organizations hosting internships.
Third Sector Scenario
Development of Personal and Management Skills
Regulation and Legal Framework
Budgeting, Project Management
Project Management, Monitoring
Euro Project Management
Download the Master’s Programme and request the admission and evaluation face-to face interview.
Personal project work
E-learning video webinar
Which is the relation with the labour market?
The Director of the Master in Project Management for International Cooperation, Euro-Project Management and Local Development is Farida bena, expert in development co-operation, humanitarian aid and advocacy. She has worked for the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) and the NGO Oxfam on the effectiveness of international aid to developing countries. Lecturers and trainers are professionals in some of the major Italian NGOs. This together with the ongoing partnerships with the greatest associations and organizations in the sector ensures that the Master Programmes are constantly updated to meet the needs of the market. Therefore, Social Change School is the main recruiting area to which Non Profit organizations turn to recruit and train their executives and managers in Italy.
The Project Manager has to be open to travel abroad, even for a few months.
He must be very fluent in English and possibly have knowledge of a second foreign language (Spanish, French or Portuguese). He has to be able to find international/European/ national and local funds and programs to develop projects of the Organization he works for, of his start-up or personal projects he manages as a freelance.
What type of Didactic Model is followed?
The didactic Social Change School Model patented TNT, Technologies for No profit Training®, is a training model which winds through qualifying contests and processes. It includes the online interactive Moodle, the Webinars recorded live as a virtual class, the Workshops, Field Simulation Experiences, the LOE-Learning System Outcomes Evaluation, the tutoring in groups or individually, the teamwork and the peer assessment for the duration of the programme. The consultations and sharing with the sector operators, the Alumni Community and Social Change School partners allow didactic opportunities and networking, within a peer-to-peer approach. It is a Master Diploma of value and a privileged advanced degree to join the sector.
It is a 12 months programme. 1000 overall amount of hours distributed in:
• 200 hours – 28 Workshops in-class and ‘in the field’ (in 8 long week-ends – in Rome, Madrid, Bruxelles)
• 400 hours E-LEARNING:On-line study on the didactic platform (Moodle); 7 Webinars (on-line workshops)
• 400 hours ACTION LEARNING
• 50 hours Project Work (coaching included)
• 250 hours Career Service (including at least 200 hours of INTERNSHIP)
• 16 hours CHALLENGES on the field
• 50 hours TEAM WORK
The internship is non-compulsory but guaranteed and can be carried out in Italy or abroad. It starts at the end of the course and lasts at least 200 hours.
To whom is it addressed?
It is targeted at professionals with an age range 23-55: outstanding recent graduates, professionals in the Non Profit looking for a greater specialization, or professionals from the For Profit who are willing to turn their life around.
In order to enroll, candidates have to take an interview. The selection is accurate and takes into consideration both proven experience and personal motivation.
Take a look at the videos or read the statements of former Social Change School students.
How to participate/enroll?
If you have a dream and you are strongly motivated, go through the program carefully and send us a request for a personal interview (here) and we will help you understand your strengths and your real job opportunities in the sector. You need to have a good knowledge of English, management and organizational skills and be willing to travel abroad.
Master in Project Management for International Cooperation, Euro-Project Management and Local Development
…competences, practical skills, coaching, network!
The statements of our former students of the Master in Project Management for International Cooperation, Euro-Project Management and Local Development
Camilla GirasoleINSTITUTIONAL PROJECTS DEVELOPMENT AT SAVE THE CHILDREN ITALIA. MASTER IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, EURO- PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT, 2011.
“By attending the master I learned how to write an effective development project and I started building my network of useful contacts. Today I work at Save the Children as Euro-Project Management. In order to be helpful you need to know which are the funds offered by the EU, how to make a budget, a market analysis and a project that ccn be appealing to donors”.
Christian FotiProject Manager presso A Proposito di Altri Mondi Onlus. Master in Project Management per la Cooperazione Internazionale, Europrogettazione e Sviluppo Locale, 2007
“I still remember my Master year as one of the best memories in my life. I used to constantly learn, study, create, and build new relations; I was exposed to constant inputs and challenges. It was a great opportunity, indeed. It was an environment, which gave me the strength, courage and the right dose of “unconsciousness” to fulfil my dream!”
Luana StramagliaFOUNDER AND PROJECT MANAGER AT FORK IN PROGRESS. MASTER IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, EURO-PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT, 2012
“With Social Change School it was like finding all the missing pieces of a portion of puzzle all there in the right place! I acquired new and fundamental competences and skills; I improved my personal soft skills, and I developed my interpersonal skills by meeting new, fascinating people and building my own network.
This is why I decided to use the new competences and I launched a personal project, which I presented to the Regione Puglia.
Alessio Di CarloVICE PRESIDENT AT COOPERACTION. MASTER IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, EURO-PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT, 2007.
“Thanks to the Master I had the opportunity to adapt my management and project knowledge to the Non Profit Sector and exercise them during my internship (experience which gave me the chance to build my own personal network of contacts which were extremely useful in other projects). With these competences I was able to fulfil my dream and I founded CooperAction, an association which aims at maximizing social impact by simplifying and facilitating the involvement of beneficiaries and the collaboration of local actors”.
Laura BrignoneANALYSIS AND PLANNING OFFICER AT ACTION AID. MASTER IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, EURO-PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT, 2009
“One day while I was surfing the Internet I found the Master Social Change School Social Innovation in Project Management and right from the start I knew that was the right course for me! The blended formula (part on line and part in class) was exactly what I needed to combine my work and my will to improve my education; I knew that the topics of each module would give me the right knowledge of the Third Sector.
All my expectations were met!