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Welcomeurope assists many organisations in finalising the technical aspect of their applications for getting European funds.

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POLICY REVIEW


Why? To master the complete EU environment that concerns your field of action and your development in that field. To design initiatives with regard to the EU policies and expectations To promote your interests to the EU institutions To be able to react to the EU proposals

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PARTNERS AND NETWORKS REVIEW


Why? To find partners abroad in order to build European projects and get EU funds To enhance and exchange your practices and identify others that are relevant To get support from the European networks active in EU lobbying (interest promotion)

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FUNDING REVIEW


Why? To help you identify the relevant programmes for your projects To give you the first means to act To provide you with an optimal project description To warn you about the potential risks of the approach

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What is lobbying ?


A lobby is a group, organisation or association seeking to influence the passage or defeat of legislation. Originally the term referred to persons frequenting the lobbies or corridors of legislative chambers in order to speak to lawmakers.

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Why do the Institutions want to work with you?


Even if Brussels appears to be to the public an inscrutable bureaucracy, the European Institutions only make use of 37 000 civil servants, 24 000 of whom are part of the European Commission. This is not many considering the amount of responsibility that the Union delegates. For comparison purposes, the city of Paris itself had 40 000 civil servants as of January 31 2002.

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How to identify the opportunities that are offered to you?


The commission has several instruments to achieve its policies.

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How to influence the community rules?


Near two-thirds of national law now originates from the European community. No daily domain escapes European regulation. It is therefore very important at a time where many decisions are taken in Brussels to be present on the European scene and to get your voice heard.

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What is the advantage of working closely with the European Institutions?


The role of the European Institutions and the impact of their decisions are more and more talked about.

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Why do the Institutions want to work with you?


Even if Brussels appears to be to the public an inscrutable bureaucracy, the European Institutions only make use of 37 000 civil servants, 24 000 of whom are part of the European Commission. This is not many considering the amount of responsibility that the Union delegates. For comparison purposes, the city of Paris itself had 40 000 civil servants as of January 31 2002.

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How to identify the opportunities that are offered to you?


The commission has several instruments to achieve its policies.

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How to select the right programme?


Each project must b part of the strategy and the dynamism of an organisation. You should never design a project according to the existing funding programmes: you would waste energy for bad results!

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Who can benefit from European funds?


As you may notice in the programme files of the Eurofunding Guide, all kinds of organisations can apply for EU grants: associations, companies, institutional bodies, universities, local authorities Eligibility criteria have been defined according to the legal statute of the applicant.

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Where can you find calls for proposals?


The Commission has created an information system to publish the calls for proposals. The Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) usually publishes the offical announcement of the call for proposal . Besides the publication on the OJEU , a call for proposals is often En published on the specific webpages dedicated to the programme. You will find the announcement of the call as well as all related documents necessary to make the application. However, it remains very hard to find a call that has been launched for a long time if you do not know the reference number of the OJEU in which it appeared. You can also consult the calls for proposals on the Commission web site EUROPA. http://europa.eu.int/comm/dgs_en.htm

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What are the Welcomeurope's alerts?


This consists of a system which alert clients by email of the financing opportunities or proposed positioning by the European Union. Our subscribers receive calls for proposals, calls for tender or calls for expressions of interest in their sectors according to their personal profile.

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Why does the Commission finance so many projects?


The Commission manages over 350 funding programmes in addition to those of the IEB, EBRD, Council of Europe, BEC

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Which activites can be financed ?


Conferences, seminars, human resources, website creation, publication of newsletter, studies, training, exhibition, information campaign

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How to influence the community rules?


Near two-thirds of national law now originates from the European community. No daily domain escapes European regulation. It is therefore very important at a time where many decisions are taken in Brussels to be present on the European scene and to get your voice heard.

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What are the different types of calls?


THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CALLS There are different types of calls : "calls for expression of interest", "calls for proposal", "calls of tender". Do not mix up these concepts with contract or service opportunities proposed by the European Institutions and called "service call for tender".

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What is the direct access EU funds?


European funds direct access are also called "community action programs. " These funds granted by the European Commission to project local, national or regional level without any intermediary. Outside major programs Famous (Socrates, Life, Leonardo, etc..) approximately 350 programs are managed by different DGs of the Commission. For each of these programs, calls for proposals are launched.

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EU Tenders and EU procurement : customised monitoring


We define with you the scope of market opportunities, the frequency of the market surveillance, and summarize the opportunity after a first analysis.

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