From Planning Risk Management to Implementing the Identified Risk Response Strategies for EC Funded Projects
Date: 29-30 June 2020
Language: English
Location: Athens 
Date: 9-10 November 2020
Language: English
Location: Frankfurt
Date: 7-8 December 2020
Language: English
Location: Brussels

! PM² Training & Certification


Training on the PM² Methodology and PM² Essentials Exam Voucher 



European Academy as an Accredited Training Provider (ATP) for the PM² Alliance, has secured the ability to offer exam vouchers for the PM² Certification tests. 


To celebrate this, we offer to everyone completing any of our PM² courses between 1st of June and 30 of December 2019, a complimentary exam voucher for the PM² Essentials Certification. (Participants will also continue receiving the Certification of training completion)



A planned and controlled approach to project risks is an imperative and indispensable step within project management. Developing skills, knowledge and organisational processes in this area will lead to a significant return on investment (ROI) for any organisation that runs projects either internally or for the benefit of their customers.

Additionally, any entity (organization or consortium) that exhibits a maturity level in risk management, increases the chances of being selected for funding, under the various EU funding schemes. The reason is that proper risk management acts as an alleviator for the risk averse public sector# (including the various EU bodies). 


    i. Before the training, all participants will be called to complete a short survey where an initial skills mapping will be performed. The outputs of the above survey will be used for the appropriate tailoring and customization of the course.

  ii. The residential course will be proceeded by a preparatory e-learning stage, where participants will receive key information about the PM2 methodology. The e-learning module will be available two weeks prior to the residential course. 

    iii. All activities throughout the residential training will be performed in groups of 4-5 people using actual projects that the respective entities perform within their organizations. An additional generic scenario will also be available, for those wishing to use it.

    iv. Upon completion of the residential course, and for a period of one month, an asynchronous e-support will be established, that will allow course participants to submit potential questions relevant to the contents of the course delivered, and receive the respective answers. 


The participants, during the two-day training will be actively engaged in a workshop environment, in order to learn:

  • The risk management approach within the PM² Methodology

  • How to apply project risk management best practices to EU funded projects

  • How to use the risk related PM² templates/artefacts

  • The various project risk management roles and responsibilities

  • Tools & techniques to manage stakeholders 

  • Tools & techniques to manage risks in projects

  • How to monitor and control project performance, with a constant focus on project risks 

  • How to facilitate effective communication with project partners

  • How to tackle bias influence in the decision making process



This workshop is ideal for those who work (or about to work) on EU funded projects and companies who are collaborating with the EC. Having in your CV the acknowledgement of attending the present workshop showcases your familiarity with the PM² methodology and your commitment to project risk management excellence.

Course’s Benefits & Outcomes:

  • Become familiar with the current EU rules 

  • Get exclusive information and resources on the PM² Methodology

  • Improve the success rate of your project proposals by minimizing the project’s exposure to risks

  • Increase your organisation’s competitiveness

  • Receive tangible and actionable advice on project risk management

  • Network and exchange experience with peers and possible partners from across the EU



National Contact Points for H2020

Project Managers

Projects Administrators

Account Managers

Co-ordinators and Controllers


Development Managers

Directors of Research


Grants Financial Accountants

Directors of Financial Services Researchers & Professors

Consultants advising Beneficiaries Consultants and accountants working for the public sector

Policy Advisors



Public and Private Beneficiaries of EU Funds Competitors of companies having benefited from aid

Coordinating Bodies

National and Regional Public Authorities

City Councils, Regional and Local Governments European and National Associations

Regional Development Agencies

National and Regional Ministries

National and Regional Subordinate Bodies Associations and Foundations

Charitable institutions

Research & Technology Centres

Public and Private Research Institutes

Higher Education Institutions & Universities

Spin-off Companies

Clusters and Innovation Centres

Private Companies of all Sectors

Associations, Foundations, Non for Profit and NGOs

Consulting Companies

Business Development Agencies



Complete 2 days training €1490 exl. VAT


  • Admission to the course

  • Course’s Handbook

  • Hard copies of training material

  • Certification of “Risk Management for EC Funded Projects” training completion

  • Certificate of attendance

  • Accreditation to Professionals Directory

  • Complimentary coffee & snack breaks

  • Complimentary networking lunch breaks

  • Complimentary PM² Essentials voucher (ends December 2019)




Ilias is an instructor with more than 15 years of experience in training and consulting, currently posted in Brussels as a Training Manager at the European Security And Defense College. He holds a Masters’ Degree in techno-economic systems and a B.A. in Military, Diplomatic and Law studies, from the Hellenic Military Academy (SSE). Additionally, he is a certified Project (PMP®) & Risk (RMP®) Management Professional from the Project Management Institute (PMI®), as well as PM² certified (European Commission’s (EC) Project Management Methodology). 

Currently Ilias is also engaged as a Ph.D. researcher, in the field of Risk Management and Decision Making. His research is primarily based on the outcomes of the 'Good Judgement Project' that was launched by IARPA, and aims at providing viable solutions to the corporate world, by enhancing the decision making procedure through the provision of more accurate probabilistic forecasts, while taking under consideration the pragmatic scarcity of resources and available information.