The WP8 concerns the overall management of the project.
Since its outset, project organization will be set up, shared among the consortium and formalized in a partnership agreement as to create an environment that fosters interactions, cooperation and knowledge flows among the team members minimizing conflicts as to reduce the uncertainty and confusion that typically occurs notably at the project initiation phase.
Based on the assessment of the different organizational environments, the project characteristics in which it will operate, and the level of authority the project managers is given, the following bodies will be created:
• Steering Committee (SC): it will be composed of high representatives from partner institutions (it will review the overall project implementation, determining the project implementation strategy and intervening for eventual conflict resolution.
• Technical Board (TB): it will be composed of local managers from each partner institution, who will meet on a regular basis to discuss and assess the project’s progress, in terms of compliance with the programme obligations, the respect of the work plan and the production of outputs.
• Working Groups (WG): they will have a specific role and tasks in accordance with the activities to be carried out for each technical WP.
The trait d’union between the bodies to be created will be the project coordinator, who will facilitate the interaction of people to achieve the project ultimate goals within the specified constraints of scope, schedule, budget and quality.
The project coordinator will be supported by a Tunisian national coordinator to be appointed in accord with all the Tunisian partners considering his level of expertise and sound management skills, as a referent for the common activities to be developed locally.
The objective in designing this kind of organizational structure is to provide a formal environment that the project coordinator can use to influence team members to do their best in completing their assignment and duties.
Ownership will be established with a clear set of partners’ responsibilities since the beginning and front end planning.
Direct beneficiaries of the project (students, universities and firms) will be opportunely informed of project outcomes so that the project becomes understood, adopted and appreciated.