Ministry of Emergency Situations was one of the first Belarusian ministries requested for the its central apparatus as well as regional branch staff a training on issues of EU external assistance. 44 ministerial employees from Minsk and regions strengthened their capacities in practical aspects of preparation and implementation of EU TA projects and programmes with special regard to PCM, LFA, M&E, presentation skills and the new possibilities arising during the 2014 – 2020 Programming Cycle. During the training the NCU provided attendants with information on national ITA regulation and coherence of the ITA with the requirements of this regulation, the national policies and strategies. A wide range of inter-active teaching methods like target groups, case study analysis and situational/role games were successfully applied within this training. As the result an anonymous evaluation survey conducted during event had indicated and proved high quality rate of the training, i.e. about 70% of interviewed expressed their high satisfaction by the training which met or even exceeded their expectations.