About the tender


  • Tender’s acquirer : EUROPÉER Foundation
  • Project Title: PLM – Project Life Management
  • Related tender announcement: EFOP – 5.2.2-17. – Transnational Cooperation
  • Code: EFOP 5.2.2-17-2017-00018
  • Cooperating partners: 4 partners from abroad
  • Subsidy amount: 49.851.061 HUF
  • Subsidised in: 100%
  • Project start: 2017. 12. 01.
  • Project end: 2019.10.31.

The goal of the EFOP 5.2.2-17. code tender named ‘transnational cooperation’ is to exploit the opportunities in international cooperation, to introduce international experiences and best practices (where it’s possible to try them), and to work out suggestions for domestic use. Apart from domestic development projects, it’s important to familiarise ourselves with the international policies and its experiences, best practices as well, in order to better handle the problems and lacking points of society. The tender is implemented by the EUROPÉER Foundation, cooperating with the Professional Project Life Non-profit Co. Ltd.

As part of the project, the service offered by the Foundation that’s the focus of the tender is educating private individuals in project-based lifestyle as a perspective, and as a competence.


Overall goal of the project:working out the basis of spreading project-based lifestyle.

Specific goals of the project:

  • understanding and adapting international experiences and best practices related to using project management in private life, used for educating private individuals, and improving communities in competence development and cooperation.
  • widening the variety of domestic communities, networking, and aiding domestic and foreign cooperation.

The project titled ‘Project-based lifestyle’ will be realised between 2018 and 2019, with the aid of four countries’ organisations: Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. These organisations will have joint workshops, educational outings and expert field events. When choosing our partners abroad, it was important that they conduct their activities in the target field, and to have significant experiences on it. Furthermore, they also have to be some sort of multiplier role on their own field, thereby getting even more partners involved.

The project titled ‘Project-based lifestyle’ will be realised between 2018 and 2019, with the aid of four countries’ organisations: Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. These organisations will have joint workshops, educational outings and expert field events. When choosing our partners abroad, it was important that they conduct their activities in the target field, and to have significant experiences on it. Furthermore, they also have to be some sort of multiplier role on their own field, thereby getting even more partners involved.

As the result of the project, there will be a research case report and methodological summary, which helps to reach said goals, and may offer help for organisations and decision-makers in determining strategic goals, working out and realising programmes.

Our partners

In order to realise our project, we have a cooperation agreement with four partners, which are:

  • SIETAR – Austria
  • CEDEX – Centre for Developing Excellence – Croatia
  • Selye János University – Slovakia
  • OPRO Institute of Applied Sciences – Slovenia



The idea of SIETAR developed in a cross-cultural training conference sponsored by the US Peace Corps in October 1968, forty years ago, high in the mountains of Colorado. The 1960s was a time of social unrest and turmoil, a time of rebellion against “the establishment,” against traditional values, mores, and institutions, perhaps best known, at least in the U.S., for the hippie movement, drug culture, and experiments in communal living.

But it was also a period of idealism, soul-searching, and social responsibility, concern about racial discrimination, injustice, inequity, and prejudice—punctuated by student protests, marches, sit-ins, and other demonstrations against racism and discrimination in the U.S. and against the war in Vietnam.

Originally called SITAR, the name was later changed to encompass education and the Society became SIETAR. Its goal was to provide a forum for exchanging ideas about training, theory, and research, and to learn from each other as well as to provide a place where interculturalists could strengthen their bonds with each other. They envisioned an exchange between people in different disciplines and professional activity that would strengthen the theoretical development and practice of intercultural communication.
SIETAR‘s purpose is to encourage the development and application of knowledge, values and skills which enable effective intercultural and interethnic relations at individual, group, organisation and community levels.

SIETAR serves as a forum for exchange among national SIETAR organizations and supports the establishment and development of new national SIETAR organizations. SIETAR subscribes to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and works towards the elimination of every kind of discrimination based on race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, family and marital status, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Their publications include:

  • SIETAR Europe Journals: http://www.sietareu.org/publications/journals
  • Interkul-Journal Online journal of intercultural studies: : http://www.interculture-journal.com/index.php/icj
  • Mondial Journal (previously SIETAR Journal, theoretical and practical cultural questions – lead german journal): http://www.sietar-deutschland.de/journal-mondial.html
  • E-Journal „Economic Dialogue“: http://wirtschaftsdialoge.sietar-deutschland.de/
  • Book reviews – This page lists reviews by SIETAR Europa members: http://www.sietareu.org/publications/book-reviews

Conferences and research topics:

  • Publikationen Cultural Intelligence (Barbara Covarrubias Venegas and Andrej Juriga, comment series)
  • Intercultural competences between neighbours (research paper by the abovementioned)
  • Diversophy Austria – interactive training for Austrian culture (presentation)
  • Culture and HRM in the Middle East (presentation)
  • Tell your story! Life story telling about intercultural learning experiences (presentation)
  • Intercultural roadblocks – how does intercultural difference in project workshops impact success? (research paper)
  • Talk is silver, intercultural competence is gold! Intercultural competence, as key to successful international connections (research paper)


  • SIETAR Europe Congress 2017 (400 representatives from around the Globe)
  • IACCM 2015 Konference (more than 100 representatives from 30 countries)
  • SIETAR Argentína “El poder de la interculturalidad (Buenos Aires, 2015)

CEDEX – Centre for Developing Excellence – Croatia

General introduction of the organisation

The objectives of the association’s activities are:
– encouraging and involving volunteers to participate in the projects and programs
of the Association
– promotion of art and artistic expression for all age groups
– Promotion and development of informal education for all age groups
Areas of action of the Association in accordance with the objectives are: international
cooperation, education, science and research, social work, human rights, technical culture
and sustainable development.

Activities to achieve the goals of the Association are:

– organization and implementation of projects in the field of non-institutional education that encourage and affirm creativity of children and youth
– Developing and implementing projects that promote multiculturalism, tolerance, respect for diversity, human rights and participation of children and young people in society
– organization and implementation of projects promoting science, education and lifelong learning
– organization and implementation of seminars, workshops and similar forms of education in creative thinking techniques
– organization of consultations, lectures, seminars, forums and other expert meetings on issues,
– cooperation with other similar and similar associations and organizations in Croatia and abroad and all organizations supporting the work of the Association
– partnerships with civil society organizations, units of regional and local self
– government, state bodies, business sector and other organizations and institutions
– Publication of publications, journals and other written materials in accordance with the law
– organization and implementation of educational workshops for informal and lifelong education related to creative creativity and information

Some of the organisation’s realised projects:

– Empower Entrepreneurial Spirit – project implemented in Poland and Croatia. International project for youthworkers, volunteers, students, representatives of companies
– Women Leadership Power”/2016. The project for women from Warmia and Mazury
region in Poland to promote active participation in the community by raising skills in
communication, creativethinking and project management
– Became a leader – Help and have fun!”/2015. The project aimed to promote voluntarism,
active participation in the society and creative thinking. Project realized in in Croatia and Poland, Warmia and Mazury region
– Creative thinking + effective communication= Entrepreneurial Youth Leader
– NET – Networking, Educating, Teaching Chamber-network in BiH. TA and training services in Project Management, Communication and presentation skills, Lobbying and Negotiation skills, Motivation and Self-Management
– Support to the rule of law through integration of the returnees, minorities and strengthening of CSOs. Project TA, TNA, education and training services on advocacy and public informing, lobbying and negotiation, monitoring and public reporting for capacity building of CSOs and National minority Council representatives in different municipalities Municipal Support Programme IPA 2007”
– and others.


Selye János University – Slovakia

As part of the European area, the Selye János University considers its calling to realise quality education and scientific activity for both Bachelor, Master and Doctoral education levels, to develop the knowledge-based society, the moral values and the harmonic personality, and to keep free thought and scientific research activity.

The University offers opportunity for Hungarian higher education to exist in Slovakia, in order to increase the amount of Hungarian youths with higher education, and the educational level of the Slovakia-based Hungarian community. The University wishes to become the driving force behind the region’s social and economic development by offering better education, by which Hungarians will reach equality on the labour market. This may cause the decrease of unemployment rate, and the economic development of areas inhabited by Hungarians.

The Selye János University aids the formation of the Hungarian intellectual base, which may become a supporting pillar of the national community, their members can find their place internationally, due to their language competence. The University is an open-type educational facility, where multi-culture, the freedom of thought, individuality, responsibility, humanism, democracy, productivity, the authenticity of research, and the discussion between student and lecturer are of the highest importance. Apart from education, the University develops scientific levels, and links the Slovakia-based Hungarian community into the international circulation of science, creates a connection with the international network of scientific institutions. It has a role of regional centre for science, and has an active role in the region’s social, economic and cultural life.

The University has connections and cooperation with many Hungarian higher education institutions (University of Debrecen, Eötvös Lóránd University of Science, University of Kaposvár, Károli Gáspár Calvinistic University, Kodolányi János College, Kölcsey Ferenc Calvinistic University, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Széchenyi István University, etc.), and with Universities based in Denmark, Romania and Nepal.

The University’s scientific activities include organising international conferences, realising research projects, and writing scientific publications.

Pro Oeconomica Association – Romania

The goal of the Pro Oeconomica Association is to aid Hungarian higher education and research on the Faculty of Economics and Organisational Sciences of the Babes-Bolyai University of Sciences.
The Association aims to create sustainable economic and higher education ecosystem, which assists the practical extension of Romanian Hungarian economic students’ theoretic education, and educating a professional elite entering the labour market with competitive knowledge.
The Pro Oeconomica Association was founded in 2006, and during its 12 years of activity, it aided the organisational and resource searching activity of the Faculty of Economics and Organisational Sciences of the Babes-Bolyai University of Sciences. Members of the Pro Oeconomica Association are also the teachers of the above-mentioned faculty.
Notable activities of the Pro Oeconomica Association include:
– Took part in organising the International scientific conference series dubbed International Conference on Economics and Business during 2013, 2015, and 2017;
– The main organiser of the Kolozsvár Case Study Days, organised since 2009, with two specific, high profile events (Kolozsvár University Student Case Study Competition, and High School Business Advisor Competition);
– Enterprise and academic guest presentations and open discussions;
– Organising alumni meetings;
– Aiding the scientific research activities of educators;
– Aiding the professional and research activities of student circles.