What we can do for you
Our job is to free you from cumbersome, stress-full, costly and challenging tasks and serve your organisation in:
Developing an EC audit-proof approach for your European funded projects
We check financial management mechanisms and processes and look for issues that are not identified initially by auditing firms that issue certificates on your financial statements (e.g. audit certificate or verification of expenditure, etc). Our aim is any grant beneficiary to build an audit proof system in the financial management of their European funded projects. Do you know that sound financial management principles of European funded projects are equally important as completing successfully the project from its technical point of view? A competent financial manager of European funded projects will never be jobless since more than 140 billion EUR should be managed properly every year by following the ENA rule. They need to be Economic, Necessary and Actual.
However, acceptance of your financial reports by the funding authority or an auditing firm is not enough. Your project can be audited by EC services and its agencies from 3 to 5 years after its last payment and EC audits have been tripled since 2007. EC auditing identifies errors to 87% of audited beneficiaries that lead to rejection of claimed costs in their financial statement that have been approved initially by the funding authority and its financial officer.
Coaching & Training Services in Horizon Europe and the other EU Funds
With our Training and Coaching services we leverage individuals and organisations to become and position themselves as experts in the area of european funding and exploit successfully on behalf of their organisation(s) european programmes and especially Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. Our service quality is confirmed also by our unique satisfaction guarantees that we don't receive any payment unless our students are fully satisfied with our funding expert academy training and coaching programmes. Find out more on what makes us unique and the most successful and comprehensive training and coaching programme in Horizon 2020 at a global level.
Certifying Specialisations and Skills in EU Funds via City & Guilds Group
For areas such as EU funds where there is no recognized academic degree, formal certification is the only authoritative, independent measure available for officially certifying the acquired skills and expertise in this area. Our courses and training initiatives (both online and face-to-face) are the only ones in Europe that lead to formal specialisation certificates in planning and managing European funded projects issued by one of the largest world-wide vocational award bodies, ILM part of City and Guilds Group.
Our extensive range of specialist qualifications have been co-developed with industry bodies and employers to meet different requirements in specific sectors, organisations or roles. Our specialist qualifications and linked certificates are mainly on Planning and Management of European Funded Projects, Dissemination & Exploitation of European Funded Projects and Financial Management of European Funded Projects.
Our team has been involved as innovation experts by supporting international research and innovation projects such as Horizon 2020 ones to manage the exploitation of the project innovations they achieved such as new and usefu ideas, new concepts, knowledge, methods, solutions. We consider that Innovation Management in Horizon 2020 is like teenage sex. Everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it! In our company, we believe Innovation Management involves the coordination of all those processes and activities for fulfilling the vision of your project innovations, i.e. to create impact and benefits to society and industry such as creating forefront knowledge, advancing growth and improving quality of life.
Planning and managing a large international project such as the research and innovation ones (see Horizon 2020) is a very responsible and challenging task that requires expertise and support from professionals with decades of experience in the area. Our team supports such large projects with innovative, cost-effective and successful services.