In the beginning of the cooperation with a client we firstly consult the aim of the project and find possibilities of its realization. After setting the specifics of the project’s aim we provide clients with a brief study of practicability derived from current subsidy schemes. Purpose of the primary analysis is to acquire an overall idea about means of realization of the project with the EU financial support. In continuity of the primary analysis we are additionally going to propose further steps for successful project realization.
Some of Eurofund schemes require the applicant for non-refaundable grants to prove that the project is being carried out in specific international consortia. We do help the clients project gain an international level via assisting with participation in particular consortia, where we also might become part of them. Thanks to our partners and transparent cooperation, we create key added value such as European and international level to many projects, through which we create new opportunities and help develop the business environment for companies from EU.
As part of the comprehensive implementation of international projects, we help with the entire application process – from the identification of a suitable call through the acquisition of partners to international consortia to the complete writing and submission of the application.
The idea of the project is a keystone for the whole process and principal precondition for applying for EU grants. Formulation of the idea must be explicit and comprehensive. Essenially, it contains answers to following questions:
Formulation of the main idea or objective of your project represents particularly important part. It influences all consecutive phases of the development of an accurate project and its potential for successful receipt of EU grants. Therefore, it is especially important to dedicate enough time in this phase for creation of due „output“ before procceding with next steps. The subject matter or content of the idea always comes from your side. Fortunately, we are here to help you to develop it and associate with specific EU programme or initiative.
Explicit and comprehensive idea formulation is followed by search for an appropriate programe and subsequntly selection of its currently ongoing initiative. In this phase, we will help you with the diagnosis of the project scope. We will compare project objective/s with objectives of chosen EU programme and initiative. We will take into account the opportunity to combine EU funding from different EU programmes at the same time.
After successful identification of suitable and matching initiative/s, we will find and summarize all available information related to the conditions for eligibility. Respectively, we will verify and validate the eligibility of the project applicant, project activity/ies as well as project expenses.
Thereafter, we will be ready to go ahead with the project creation itself.
Creation of the project represents the most extensive phase. Development of the project or an application for EU grant generally consists of following successive parts and processes :
Optional (in some cases these are not required):
Appropriate stylization and means of presentation of project data in relation to announcer of the initiative are particularly important attributes to recognize and keep in mind. The announcer of the initiative can be European Commission directly, or any Ministry of Slovak republic. Another essential attribute of successful project is its OVERALL COMPREHENSIVENESS. In order to be an eligible applicant for EU funding, it is important to create a coherent project, in which all its parts form logical relationship. Based on objectives, budget and impact of the project defined by yourselves, we are here to generate an application for EU funding with a considerable potential for drawing financial aid.
During the implementation phase, our services help to coordinate the financial and administrative management of EU projects and international partnerships. We provide comprehensive advice until the end of the project.
After receiving successful approval for your application and signing of your „grant agreememt“, another phase sets off. In the phase of project implementation we can offer you :
The phase involves mainly observance of prescribed processes and time schedules in the extent defined in your project or application. In practise, this phase encompasses particular technical procedures, permissions, licences or approvals from competent authorities. As the non-returnable financial grant is being received from EU in parts, all of these activities constitute a relatively demanding administrative work. Public procurement/tender, intellectual property law agreement creations, patent applications – all of these are often mandatory in this phase. We closely cooperate with our partner lawyer’s office Hronček & Partners with international networking and partners in 12 countries of EU, which specialises in public procurement.
The best comes at the end. The most important part of this phase is overall evaluation of the project! The whole process starting from first „raw“ idea, through successful approval of the application by EU authorities and final termination of project, is a long-term and difficult process. We are here to help you to thoroughly evaluate it. Complex evaluation is executed via following principal attributes:
Other activities exercised in this phase are mostly administrative in their nature. These comprise usually of final report of the project, final financial report of the project (final account), etc. All these documents must be submitted to executing authority of the initiative, and by doing so terminate funding for particular project.