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In 1999/2000 the publication A Survival Kit for European Project Management was produced. It provided for the first time tailor-made project management advice to coordinators and partners of centralised Socrates projects. Although the project at the time had rather limited scope and resources the Survival Kit has been received very favourably by many stakeholders and is still in use.

Despite the fact the Survival Kit became a valuable reference document and well-known brand in the European lifelong learning community, much of its content is now quite outdated after ten years since its production. Therefore a project was started to produce a new guidance publication on project management for the programme period 2007-2013, funded under Grundtvig Accompanying Measures.

It aims at providing high-quality guidance for education professionals on how to plan, organise, implement, monitor and evaluate, disseminate and sustain Multilateral Projects in Grundtvig and other actions of the Lifelong Learning Programme. To this end, the existing Socrates Survival Kit was revised, amended and substantially expanded.