The referent on European funds for 20 years
In more than 20 years of existence, Welcomeurope has :
- Supported the creation of more than 400 European groups
- Guided the engineering of 1,500 projects and applications for public funds
- Obtained over €400 million in subsidies for its clients
Known and recognized by institutions for the quality of its services, its rigor and its ethics, the firm has remained faithful to its founding principles.
Welcomeurope was among the first firms to develop expertise in European public funds, a skill that is now recognized and taught in university masters programs.
Since its creation, more than 300 consultants have collaborated within Welcomeurope, creating a community of practice throughout Europe.
We carry out our missions all over Europe and even beyond, in the Maghreb, Africa and Asia, being mainly based in France, Belgium and Hungary.
The team is composed of European practioners as well as a partners’ network we mobilize on an ad hoc basis.
Welcomeurope team is multicultural and brings together 5 nationalities. The directors benefit from more than 20 years of experience in European public affairs. Currently, the average age is 35.
Education: Master 2 or Doctorate in Political Science-European Affairs
Prior experience before joining us: Management or instruction of European public funds in public organizations, Managing Authorities, Administration or Research Center.
Langages: English, French, Italian, German, Hungarian.
What our team thinks about Welcomeurope?
Client relationship – Great passion – United team – Stimulation – Involvement
– A passionate team of consultants ready to share knowledge, experience, and know-how to best support our clients.
– Working at Welcomeurope means learning and developing your skills daily within a motivated and committed team and a stimulating environment.
– Welcomeurope is a great place to work but above all to grow as a professional, amongst a close team of experts.
– A team of passionate experts who rely on a solid and loyal network.
– A strong, united team, always listening to customers and constantly looking for solutions.
– A dynamic, multicultural team that is close to its clients, made up of professionals who are experts in all the logics of European and national public financing.
– A team a team 100% committed to success of its clients’ projects, at every stage: from project definition to final granting.
Lorraine de Bouchony is co-founder of Welcomeurope. She coordinates strategic consultancy missions for big private groups and takes part in many networks on public policies in Europe. She has developed a unique expertise in assisting professionals to build and support their participation and positioning in institutional mechanisms.
As an expert in European structural funds and European Commission calls for projects, Valérie Buisine carries the guarantee of the cabinet's profession. Since 2013, she assists fund managers, especially in the transfer of competences from European funds to French regions.
After more than 20 years of experience in consulting, training, strategy, lobbying and engineering of European projects and programmes, acquired in EU institutions and specialised firms, Sandra Ungemach-Benedite joined Welcomeurope as senior manager. She assists Welcomeurope's clients in all phases of the life cycle of a European project or programme, from positioning studies to design, implementation, evaluation and capitalisation.
Emna Abdeljaouad is responsible for the interface with Welcomeurope's clients and coordinates daily management of the company.
After working as European project manager at public research institutions and SMEs (INRAE Transfert, Eurice GmbH, EMBL) in France and Germany, Bianca joined Welcomeurope team as RDI Senior Consultant.
Thanks to her scientific background and experience in the EU funding field, Bianca has developed great sensitivity to the problems faced by researchers and entrepreneurs involved in European R&I collaborations and enjoys training and supporting them from the application phase to the management of grants and dissemination of project results.
She has supported project leaders and partners in the field of biotechnologies, health and personalised medicine, agricultural biodiversity, plant breeding, social science, research infrastructure and pan-European initiatives for structural biology.
After joining Welcomeurope in 2017, Jérôme Schröder Dumont worked closely with project leaders to provide them with the basic understanding of European funding programmes. He provides support to companies, associations and public bodies in the pre-positioning strategy of their projects as well as in the drafting of their application or the management of their grant. His area of expertise includes intra-community funding programmes, external cooperation, and structural funds. He also leads many seminars and workshops for various French and European organisations.
Previously Head of Co-financing at the French Overseas Mobility Agency, Vanessa Gehin joined Welcomeurope as Senior Consultant. Specialised in structural funds, she works with and trains a large number of Welcomeurope clients in the formalisation of their applications for European funds. She leads consultancy missions in close collaboration with private and public project leaders.
Following several experiences in digital marketing and communication, first in private companies as Digital Marketing Manager and then as Freelancer in consular institutions, Aïcha joined Welcomeurope as Digital Marketing & Communication Manager in order to contribute to the visibility of projects on a European scale!
Following a Master's degree at the University of Lille in European public affairs, Anne-Sophie Flipo joined Welcomeurope in 2020. She is in charge of designing specific training and consultancy offers and acts as a junior consultant.
Graduated from a Master's degree in "European and International Studies" at the European University Centre of Nancy, Fanny Robert carried out her internship in Welcomeurope. After she obtained some work experience as a European project manager, she returned to Welcomeurope as a consultant.
20 years of renewed trust with our customers
Welcomeurope assists all organizations to accelerate their development and their innovations through a method of European project engineering and raising public funds.
Research organizations, NGOs, large groups, SMEs, start-ups, universities, local authorities, networks, federations, etc., we quickly adapt to your environment and always offer personalized support.
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