ReSTI Project Management Pilot Training Programme, Austria 2018

Deadline: 31 May 2018
Open to: permanent resident of an eligible country of the Danube Region
Benefits: certification and funding for face to face sessions


EXCELLENCE-IN-RESTI – Excellence in research, social and technological innovation project management.

The project is primarily oriented towards early-stage project managers in
research, social and technological innovation (ReSTI), as well as young graduates as first-time applicants to transnational and multicultural projects, within the Danube Region.

The consortium of partners welcomes applications from all candidates who fulfill the specific profile of eligibility criteria, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

The call explicitly addresses a wide spread of applicants from the business sector, research institutions, as well as civil society organisations.


Applicants must be permanent resident of an eligible country of the Danube Region:

  • Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany (two states: BadenWürttemberg, Bavaria), Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine (four provinces: Chernivetska Oblast, Ivano-Frankiviska Oblast, Zakarpatska Oblast and Odessa Oblast);

Applicants must…

  • Be early-stage graduate, project manager or innovator from research or higher education institution, SMEs/Industry, or Civil Society Organisations (incl. NGOs);
  • Hold at least Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification attested by a nationally certified institution;
  • Be fluent in English (at least B2 English proficiency level within the CEFR);
  • Be highly motivated and enthusiastic to obtain knowledge & know-how in the professional area of ReSTI project management.


  • No tuition fees will be charged throughout the entire pilot;
  • The costs for travel tickets and accommodation for selected 25 applicants to attend the three face-to-face sessions will be reimbursed by the consortium;
  • The applicants benefit from European Union funds (ERDF, IPA) and the co-financing of project partners;
  • In turn, participants are obliged to offer substantial and constructive feedback in the ongoing evaluation process throughout the pilot;
  • There is also room for non-funded participants. Applicants who fulfil the eligibility criteria but who are not chosen for funded participation will be contacted to explore the possibilities for non-funded participation;

Certificate of Completion is granted to those who…

  • complete all five modules during the pilot phase
  • fully participate in the three face-to-face sessions
  • engage in regular feedback loops with course developers

Additionally, the ReSTI Project Management Pilot takes a leading role in didactic innovations by issuing virtual badges for credits earned for each completed module and the final certification. These badges are then consolidated in a virtual backpack that can be uploaded to digital resumes and/or professional profile systems such as LinkedIn to demonstrate achievements across relevant platforms.

How to Apply?

Submission via online form swiss replica watches until deadline May 31 2018, including:

  • Personal data;
  • Curriculum Vitae, following Europass format;
  • Copy of Bachelor degree diploma or equivalent qualification attested by a nationally certified institution;
  • Short description of potential previous experience in the area of research, social and technological innovation (max. 2,000 characters);
  • Motivation letter highlighting your personal, educational, and/or professional background and which knowledge or skills you wish to develop during the pilot training (max. 2,000 characters);

For more information please visit the official call and website.