EU-Japan landmark Partnership Agreements

During the 25thEU-Japan summit on 17thJuly in Tokyo, the EU and Japan signed two landmark agreements – namely the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) – which are expected to enhance EU-Japanese relations even further. The EPA, which the President of the European Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, characterised as an agreement Read more about EU-Japan landmark Partnership Agreements[…]

Paying the price for free movement of people uncertainty after Brexit

It has been almost two years since the British citizens opted to leave the EU. Ever since, the UK Government has been trying to get the right deal with for its country. However, although setting a deadline of two years to negotiate the right deal with the Commission, and the fact that there is just Read more about Paying the price for free movement of people uncertainty after Brexit[…]

MOVING AFRICA FORWARD

B2EU’s initiatives on EU – Africa development projects enables a broad range of its clients venturing into the African market to successfully participate in EU/ International funded projects.   Through our multinational team of experienced professionals, we combine our extensive network with the direct access to relevant stakeholders and an understanding of the local context Read more about MOVING AFRICA FORWARD[…]

JOSEPH NYAGA TO JOIN AS ADVISOR FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MARKET ACCESS – AFRICA

It is our honor to welcome Mr. Nyaga who will be joining our team as a Senior Advisor for International Development and Market Access for Africa.  He will be reinforcing our team in charge for Africa and Middle East. Joseph is a PhD candidate in ICT Law and he will be taking care of all Read more about JOSEPH NYAGA TO JOIN AS ADVISOR FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MARKET ACCESS – AFRICA[…]

THE EU FUNDING DILLEMA: GRANTS OR FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS?

An operator searching for EU support might feel lost when facing the many possibilities leading to EU funding. Depending on the field of activities (energy, environment, ICT…), the nature of the operator (SME, university, NGO…) and its internal capacity to deal with EU funding programmes requirements (administrative issues, philosophy of a policy…), some paths appear Read more about THE EU FUNDING DILLEMA: GRANTS OR FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS?[…]

ESIF Objectives – EU Funding Diversification

ESI Funds: investments per thematic objectives The investments priorities covering the five ESI funds (ERDF, FSE, TC, EARDF, EMFF) are drawn up in the Partnership Agreement and detailed in the Operational Programme. For each member states, funds are to be concentrated where they have the most significant impact on socio economic and environmental challenges. Eleven Read more about ESIF Objectives – EU Funding Diversification[…]

Regional Policy – Absorption (2007-2013); Lessons learned

Regional policy 2007-2013 The total absorption of EU structural funds for the period 2007-2013 shows a diversified picture across Europe. Four categories can be identified: Between 94% and 100%: Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxemburg, Denmark, Estonia, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, Poland and Sweden Between 88% and 94%: Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Cyprus, Netherlands, Ireland, Hungary and United Read more about Regional Policy – Absorption (2007-2013); Lessons learned[…]

The European Structural and Investment Funds – Overview

European Structural and Investment Funds for 2014-2020 are concentrated on 11 thematic objectives: Research and innovation (7 billion €) Information and communication technologies (2 billion €) SMEs competitiveness (63.4 billion €) Low carbon economy. (45 billion €) These first objectives are main priorities for the European Regional Development fund (ERDF). The seven remaining objectives, mainly Read more about The European Structural and Investment Funds – Overview[…]

The EU Cohesion Policy

The cohesion policy is implemented by national and regional bodies in partnership with European Commission. The cohesion policy framework is established for a period of 7 years. On the basis of a proposal from the European Commission, the budget of the policy and the rules for its use are jointly decided by European Council and Read more about The EU Cohesion Policy[…]

Michelle Makaroff to join as Senior International Development Advisor

  We are very happy and honored to announce that Michelle Makaroff has joined B2EU Consulting team as Senior International Development Advisor. Michelle has 39 years professional experience with leading teams and organizations at various stages of maturity in the Information Communications Technology, Education sectors in emerging markets. Particular knowledge of the EU but also Read more about Michelle Makaroff to join as Senior International Development Advisor[…]