1. Idea

Usually in the information for applicants this phase is completely omitted, and yet often it all starts with the idea and commitment of people who want to implement it. In the Education Programme, we attach great importance to inclusive education and assume that we as a Programme Operator should set ourselves a good example and make an application process effective also to those institutions that have not had experience in implementing such projects so far. This is reflected not only in this section, but also in our completely rebuilt website, or almost completely redesigned applications for funding. Our main assumption was that everything there should be transparent, understandable, intuitive and... available.

Before you can determine the concept of the project sufficiently detailed in order to be submitted as an application with a chance to obtain funding in the Education Programme, you need to get to know your organization and the real needs of its stakeholders - pupils, students, course listeners, academic and teaching staff etc. There are many tools, that make it possible. Below, we tried to bring two of them closer: SWOT analysis and feedback. Of course, applicants can also successfully use other tools.

Getting to know your own organization has many benefits - you can improve it, make a better choice of an idea for a project (be sure that you really need it), but also, in case of the project proposal itself, it will allow you to complete it in a very reliable way particularly on it extremely important section: justification of the project .

On the other hand, it should be remembered that even the best idea that does not fit into the assumptions of the Programme will not receive funding from it. The situation is easier when the idea for the project was born after reading the Programme documentation, but we often deal with concepts previously developed that will not necessarily match the assumptions of the recruitment process. You should then analyze whether it can be transformed in a way that will give you the chance to receive funding. If not, it is worth getting interested in other programs, patiently waiting or verifying your original assumptions.

No one organization works in a void - not only its own specificity but also its environment changes - what may have seemed best for it 2 years ago may not be optimal today. Therefore, the analysis should be approached as a repetitive process - the more often it goes through, the better it will be possible to adapt the educational offer to the current conditions.