Outcome 9. Management of the Project
Partners and experts have been selected on the basis of their academic expertise and knowledge of the field of entrepreneurship and local economic development, their knowledge of the three partner countries, and their experience of implementing the 3-cycle Bologna system with ECTS and Quality Assurance procedures.
As the Grantholding institution, Staffordshire University will be responsible for the overall coordination of the work of project partners and will oversee the financial management of the Project. The University will use its own financial control and monitoring procedures to ensure the effective use of the Project budget.
The Project is managed by a Steering Committee, made up of the representatives of all partner institutions and Deans of the Faculties involved in the Project. The Steering Committee meets once a year and plans and/or reviews the activities of the Project, identifies the equipment needs of partners, approve the student and staff mobility plans, and ensures that the Project activities take place according to the Workplan. The Steering Committee is supported by a team of 3 Local Coordinators (one in each parteer country), the Project Manager in the UK and 3 Local Administrators (one in each partner country) who were selected at the start of the project. The 3 Local Coordinators will oversee the implementation of the Project in each partner country.
In addition to the Steering Committee, the Project has a Management Committee made up of the Grantholder and the three Local Coordinators. This Committee is responsible for the implementation of the decisions of the Steering Committee and the on-going monitoring of Project activities.
The Management Committee, Project Manager in the U.K. and Local Administrators are in regular communication (email, skype and telephone) to deal with problems and issues which may arise from time to time. They would arrange additional meetings if necessary.