Up2Europe Expert

Nevin Baran

 Entrepreneurship and SMEs

: Jun 6, 2016

About Me

I have provided Management Consulting and training services to SMEs and clusters focused on competetiveness, internationalization and innovation since 2003. I also provide International Project Management, business development and capacity building services to public sector, NGOs, universities, research centers and schools. I am currently working on EU Technical Assistance projects, EC framework contracts financed by international donors such as EU, World Bank, UNDP as a senior expert in various regions of the ;My areas of expertise are;

Economic Development: Support to Small and Medium Enterprises, Clusters

SME and Micro Enterprise Business Management and Development, Management Consulting, Business Counseling and Consultancy, Competitiveness of SMEs, Internationalization of SMEs, Export-Import Supply chain management and logistics, International Sales and Marketing

Branding, Market Research, Export Promotion, Enterprise Export Strategies, Foreign Trade Transactions, Strategic Planning, Export Consortium's, Clustering, Organize International Trade missions, SME Policy, Entrepreneurship , Value Chain Analyses, International Trade missions, Investment Promotion, SME Policy,  Women Entrepreneurship, Business Plan, Market Survey study, Feasibility study, Evaluation study, Needs assessment, SWOT analyses, GAP analyses, Action plan development

Project Cycle Management (PCM) concept and techniques

EU/PRAG Procurement Rules, EU Issues and institutional structures, Tender Procedures, Grant Scheme Project Planning, evaluation, Supply tender dossier preparation, evaluation, Works dossier preparation, evaluation

EU Technical Assistance Project Tender Preparation

Support to writing regional - rural development and SME development proposal, Integrating experts into project proposals, Approving the budget and the price strategy.

Fields of Expertise:

 Capacity Building
 Project Development
 International Project Management
 Business Development

European Proposal Preparation to Get Fundings

All steps necessary to prepare a winning proposal

The preparation of a proposal is no simple matter: a winning project idea must be identified, the right partners must be contacted and involved, the application form and all supporting documents must be duly filled out. Above all, outstanding coordination capacities and large experiences of proposal writing are essential for a successful submission. Applicants’ organisations often lack these competences, which makes the process much longer and complex.

This is where Up2Europe Experts come into play!

Up2Europe Experts provide support/fully undertake selected or the complete package of preparation tasks - from providing advice in the development of the project idea and goals, to partner search and consortium building, recurrent review and proof-reading, preparation of administrative documents, up to the actual submission to the financing agency. Up2Europe Experts bring added value to your proposal, by making sure it is clear and consistent, understandable and appealing for non-technical people, and that it meets the requirements of the selected call for proposals.


Thanks to their solid experience in proposal writing and project implementation, in the evaluation and review of project proposals, as wells as their deep knowledge of the priorities and the selection criteria of EU programmes and instruments, Up2Europe Experts ensure a smooth and effective preparation of your proposal, resulting in the submission of a high-quality proposal.

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Management of European Projects

An expert for the management of your project

Project Management is much more than drafting gantt charts and filling out budget sheets. It entails several tasks that requires time and specific skills, which are not always available in the beneficiaries’ organisations. But, good news: management tasks can be easily outsourced! An Expert can assist you throughout all phases of project implementation.


Up2Europe experts provide support/fully undertake selected or the complete package of project management tasks - ranging from resources and work planning, to coordination of the consortium, maintenance of a project repository, organisation of meetings, reporting, budget monitoring, etc. - allowing you to focus on the scientific and technical activities.


Thanks to their deep knowledge of project implementation and their solid experience in the management of projects in the framework of different EU funding programmes and instruments, they can ensure an effective and efficient achievement of set objective and results.

This is just a short description, if you need more details, please ask for a Quote!

Training on European Projects Management

Training courses around European Fundings

Training in courses and masters on European Project Management, project design, advisoring on direct and indirect European funds, presentation of various funding programmes, Project Cycle management techniques, implementation and financial reporting

We focus on a very practical approach with exercises thought for the individual needs and client case.

Funding Opportunity Report

All opportunities filtered by eligibility criteria

Is your project idea eligible for EU funding? Which calls for proposals or tenders can you apply for? And how much  could you obtain? The Funding Opportunity Report can answer these questions! UP2EUROPE experts will scan through the most interesting and appropriate EU funding opportunities in European programmes and instruments, in order to identify those that are more relevant for your project proposal.


Funding opportunities are plentiful: calls for proposals are issued every week by the numerous EU bodies. Keeping track of each one these opportunities and recognising those that better match your project idea is not easy, but it is crucial to increase your chances of receiving the grant. Furthermore, the different programmes and instruments apply different rules in terms of partnership requirements, financing and co-financing amounts, activities that can be implemented and costs that may be included.


Thanks to their sound experience working with EU funding and their thorough knowledge of the eligibility criteria and requirements of EU programmes and instruments, and taking into account your current projects and future ambitions and your network of collaborators and partners, UP2EUROPE experts can support you in identifying the most relevant sources for funding your project ideas.

This is just a short description, if you need more details ask for a Quote!

Assistance Via Email/ Chat/Phone

Direct support by email/chat/phone on European projects

The submission deadline is approaching and you still have doubts on the necessary support documents and their correct format or on the submission process itself? While preparing a project proposal you need a timely reply to questions regarding partnership requirements, the content of specific sections, or the eligibility of activities and costs?
An Up2Europe expert can resolve your doubts and answer your question in real time at any stage of the preparation and submission process.

By means of the service Live Support & Assistance on European Projects an UP2EUROPE expert provides real time support by email, chat or phone, easing the preparation and submission of your proposal and making sure you avoid the most common errors, increasing the chance of receiving the funds.  

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