We advise clients on available European Direct Funds and we assist them in designing and implementing innovative projects, in line with EU values, principles and policies.
The allocation of direct funding is managed by the European Institutions on a multi-annual financial framework basis. Grants are given to specific projects that relate to EU policies, following a public announcement known as a call for proposals. You can apply for European Direct Funding if you run a business or a related organization and your idea is to implement projects in the interests of the EU and which contribute to the implementation of an EU programme or policy. Contracts are issued by EU institutions to buy services, goods or works that they need for their operations – such as studies, training, conference organization or IT equipment.
If you decide to rely on us, we will assist you in the following steps:
We will provide you with a preliminary form to be filled in with your project idea. We will analyze it to assess whether it is compliant with the requirements and objectives set by the European Commission. If so, we will proceed with closing a consultancy contract. Differently, we will guide you through the review of your project idea, in order to understand how to adapt it in the interest of the EU.
After the eligibility assessment, we will provide you with a road map containing a list of documents required by the EC to apply for a grant. You will be asked to send us the listed papers within a deadline.
we continuously monitor the latest Calls for Proposal published by the EC to remain constantly up to date. This allows our experts to identify the most appropriate Call for Proposal for every project idea. The timeframe of this process varies and can last several months depending on how the schedule of the Call for Proposals.
The design of the project represents the most relevant step of the entire process. We can ensure you the experience you need to design a successful project. It is important to go beyond technicalities by highlighting the added value the project can provide to the European Union. We are able to provide you with the expertise of our Project Designers, who are ready to support you in designing your project in the most efficient and effective way.
In case of financing, we assist you in the implementation of the project, last step of the process. We will take care of the financial reporting, periodically required by the European Commission to verify whether activities are being implemented according to the submitted project. We will also assist the Lead partner in managing the partnership if needed and help in overcoming any possible barriers.
Most EU-funded projects are collaborative projects with organizations from different EU countries or associated countries. We will take care of building the best transnational partnership for your project, thanks to our broad network of interested public and private bodies.
Progresso APM Consulting is a consultancy company specialized in supporting private bodies in the export management process of products and services. A team of experts is assisting its customers in identifying profitable opportunities, thanks to a broad network carefully built over time.
Companies interested in expanding their businesses abroad, receive technical assistance in drafting a project, conducting a market analysis of the specific field of interest, and preparing a business plan in line with the client’s need.
We assist our clients in the following steps:
We advise companies interested in expanding abroad, providing them with a high-level export management service, thanks to the skills acquired over the years by our team, and our broad network.
Our experts perform a constant monitoring activity of the market through research, in order to offer new opportunities abroad to our clients.
The design of the project represents the main step of the whole process. For this reason, we ensure experience and expertise in drafting business plans, in line with our clients’ needs.
We assist our clients in the implementation of the project, taking care of the financial and legal aspects and constantly monitoring its development.
We take care of building and developing institutional relationships with decision makers by influencing stakeholders according to the needs of our clients, transmitting their image inside the European institutions;
Progresso APM Consulting has duly qualified experts in the field of lobbying services linked to the European Union.
It offers the following services:
provides representation of private and public bodies before the European Union and its DGs;
secures funding for public works and projects which are identified by the clients, including proactive identification of new funding opportunities;
works closely with the clients’ staff in researching their issues and providing background information;
assists clients in drafting appropriate correspondence, scheduling briefings and meetings, and identifying key EU contacts;
provides technical assistance and guidance to the clients in correspondence and reports;
identifies key EU contacts relating to specific clients’ issues;
proposes and implements lobbying strategies to help support its clients’ Agenda;
identifies special interest groups which may be working for or against its clients’ best interest, and helps align support for their position.
Our team works on a daily update and research on EU policies; we entertain meetings with stakeholders, participate at conferences of interest and workshops promoted by the European Institutions.
LEGAL NOTICE: Payments are accepted only and exclusively if transferred to the official bank account of Progresso APM Consulting Sprl. No one is authorized to receive money in cash or in bank accounts other than the official one of Progresso APM Consulting Sprl.