Up2Europe Expert

Ekaterina Girdjeva

 Erasmus+
 Creative Europe


: Mar 5, 2019


About Me

PhD professional with experience as an external expert in the EU Programs, more precisely Erasmus+ and Creative Europe (both managed by Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA-Brussels). Soon these programs are going to be transformed as we are coming to the end of the current period (2014-2020) thus providing even more opportunities and more finances/funding schemes. My availability during the year varies a lot, but I’ll do my best to answer to your requests ASAP.

PhD professionnel avec une expérience en tant qu'expert externe dans les programmes de l'UE, plus précisément Erasmus + et Europe Créative (gérés par l'Agence exécutive pour l'éducation, l'audiovisuel et la culture (EACEA-Bruxelles). Bientôt, ces programmes vont être transformés alors que nous arrivons à la fin de la période actuelle (2014-2020), offrant ainsi encore plus d'opportunités et plus de financements. Ma disponibilité au cours de l'année varie beaucoup, mais je ferai de mon mieux pour répondre à vos demandes dès que possible.

Fields of Expertise:

 International Cooperation
 Education and Training
 Arts Education
 Creative Industries
 Cultural heritage
 Digital Culture
 Visual Arts
 Research
 Project Management

European Proposal Preparation to Get Funding

Every 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.


Need a more detailed description of this service? Contact one of the Up2Europe Experts.

 

Managing European Projects

An expert manage 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 on 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 about 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.  

Ideas in Progress

Target Calls

Here are the calls I'm working on.


 Innovation
 
 Aerospace Technology
 
 IT
 
 Creative Industries
 
 Cultural heritage
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Research
 
 Web
 
(2018): Digitisation still focuses mainly on capturing the visual appearance of objects, collections or sites. It is also often centralised and static, with an expert performing digitisation and archiving and with digitised cultural resources rarely updated and consolidated. With heritage being both tangible and intangible, the challenge is to design solutions for generating a comprehensive pictu ...
Deadline Mar 12, 2020   - 21 days
 Innovation
 
 Aerospace Technology
 
 Tourism
 
 Education and Training
 
 Cultural heritage
 
 Museum
 
 Horizon2020
 
 Research
 
Today, when communication, media and culture flows freely beyond borders, there is growing need to connect cultural heritage collections and sites and present Europe’s tangible and intangible heritage to citizens and tourists in their wider historical and geographical contexts. Museums and heritage sites are also knowledge centres for heritage conservation, management and cultural tourism. Susta ...
Deadline Mar 12, 2020   - 21 days
 Social Affaires and Inclusion
 
 Education and Training
 
 Higher Education
 
 Erasmus+
 
 Youth Workers
 
Scope: Sector Skills Alliances aim at tackling skills gaps, by identifying sector specific labour market needs and demand for new skills with regard to one or more occupational profiles (demand side), or by enhancing the responsiveness of initial and continuing VET systems, at any level (supply side), to sector–specific labour market needs. Drawing on evidence regarding skills needs, Sector ...
Deadline Feb 26, 2020   - 7 days
 Capacity Building
 
 Sports
 
 Education and Training
 
 Erasmus+
 
 Youth Exchanges
 
 Research
 
 Fellowship
 
Scope: Small Collaborative Partnerships will allow organisations to develop and reinforce networks, increase their capacity to operate at transnational level, exchange good practices, confront ideas and methods in different areas relating to sport and physical activity. Selected projects may also produce tangible outputs and are expected to disseminate the results of their activities, although ...
Deadline Apr 2, 2020   - 43 days
 Social Innovation
 
 Social Affaires and Inclusion
 
 Environment
 
 Child Care
 
 Sports
 
 Gender Equality
 
 Education and Training
 
 Erasmus+
 
 Transnational cooperation
 
 Violence
 
Scope: Collaborative Partnerships action offers the opportunity to organisations to develop, transfer and/or implement innovative outputs and/or engage into intensive dissemination and exploitation activities of existing and newly products or innovative ideas in different areas relating to sport and physical activity. They involve various organisations and actors in and outside sport, inclu ...
Deadline Apr 2, 2020   - 43 days