Up2Europe Expert

Martha Papathanasiou

 Maritime Affaires and Fisheries
 Horizon Europe

: Oct 20, 2022

About Me

Martha Papathanassiou is the CEO & Founder of a Science Communication & Dissemination consultancy called INDIGO MED. 
With over 15 years’ experience in EU environmental research projects, she has successfully cooperated internationally with distinguished research centres, scientific organisations and universities, providing effective dissemination of knowledge and outputs to the general public and stakeholders.
Her long-standing experience is in FP6, FP7 and H2020 projects, as she has served both as Task and Work Package Leader for communication, dissemination, training, education & capacity building.
Her expertise is in communication, dissemination, and stakeholder liaison. She has extensive experience in strategic communication, as well as event & social media management and in the planning, production, and management of informative content for online media. 

INDIGO MED participated in the EU ERAMUS+ Project MATES: Maritime Alliance for Fostering European Blue Economy through a Marine Technology Skilling Strategy and the EASME “MedSkippers” project, responsible for ocean literacy and communication & dissemination activities respectively. Martha is now WP leader in the H2020 BRIDGE-BS project responsible for training, education and capacity building activities in the Black Sea.

She is also currently a consultant for Brilliant Solutions Engineering & Consulting (BRiS), providing consulting services related to dissemination and communication activities; event management for projects focusing on water and environmental science & policy as well as environmental science education activities. 

Fields of Expertise:

 Marine and Coast
 Capacity Building
 Sustainable Development
 Earth Sciences
 Maritime transport
 Education and Training
 Climate Sciences

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.

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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!

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.  

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