In the coming years, the European Union will invest an unprecedented amount of money in European history, more than 1,800 billion euros will be  available to member states for post-pandemic economic and social recovery. Whether the large amount of money invested by the European Union will bring the desired results will largely depend on the ability to design and manage projects.

The Erasmus+ project “EUPM2 – A new academic path for EU project managers: narrowing the gaps to enable better project design and management in Europe”, coordinated by University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, aims at sharing a common model of knowledge and skills for future professionals in the management of European funds by adapting the project management method PM2 (PM squared) developed and promoted by the European Commission

The project will receive 350 thousand euros in funding for the next three years under the Erasmus + – Cooperation Partnership program and officially started in Rome on February 28, 2022.


The meeting has been attended by all partner universities of the project, representing seven different European countries, including Spain (Polytechnic University of Madrid), Slovenia (Alma Mater University), Austria (Joanneum University of Applied Sciences), Portugal (New University of Lisbon), Estonia (University of Tartu) and the Czech Republic (University of Pardubice) as well as some stakeholders including Unioncamere Europa, PM2 Alliance, ARCI, Coordinadora de ONG, the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) and the Center of Excellence in PM² (CoEPM²) of the European Commission.

The initiative will allow to experience a university course, shared with the employers’ trade unions, to facilitate entry into the work of professional figures expert in the management of European funds whose demand is growing rapidly.

For more information about the project contact:

Dr. Marco Amici – project coordinator (