PLANNING

PLANNING

EU–OPEN develops and manages all activities aimed towards implementing project ideas.

RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

EU–OPEN identifies partners and builds networks to address common challenges and to achieve mutual objectives.

TRAINING

TRAINING

EU–OPEN provides training for its customers and keeps them up to date with the activities and programmes of the European Commission.

Planning

The consultancy activities include the drafting, review and validation of projects, their formal management, document management and implementation (defining the tasks and goals of the various partners and the proper allocation of resources). It includes budgeting and proper administrative accounting as well as the establishment of realistic priorities, concrete project possibilities or international business development.
The subject areas in which EU–OPEN is able to ensure high profile consulting are: Innovation and Research for the complete range of public health programmes and clinical, biomedical and biotechnology research. The application of digital innovation and ICT to healthcare, telemedicine, home automation, social media for the empowerment of citizens and to the challenges for demographic and social changes and the welfare of citizens. The health and welfare of citizens in all policies. The areas in which EU–OPEN is able to offer full technical support are:  
  • Programmes directly related to our subject areas: Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges; Horizon SME Instrument; Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme; Health for Growth Programme – third EU health programme;
  • Functional and support programmes related to the subject areas: Erasmus Plus Strategic Partnerships, Knowledge Alliances, Sector Skills Alliances; Europe for Citizens; Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI); Competitiveness of enterprises and SMEs (COSME); The LIFE Programme for the Environment and Climate Change;
  • Transnational and cross-border cooperation programmes.

Relationship management

EU–OPEN is able to set up operational networks that have different purposes but common objectives, as with Public Private Partnership initiatives. It is an everyday practice for our team to create a course of action leading to a constructive discussion between the various institutions, businesses and civil society organizations in order to identify and achieve common objectives. The challenge is to be able to identify strong and long-term partners who will also participate in joint projects in the future.

Being able to count on good relationship management is a prerequisite, not only for building strong partnerships for a project, but also in order to think of, develop and take advantage of other initiatives and opportunities in terms of projects and innovations.

The following are included and guaranteed within the relationship management activities:

  • the effective management of the expectations of each individual partner in a project and the group of partners that guides them to achieving the set objectives;
  • a shared strategy of relationships that consists in acquiring confidentiality and instilling confidence in all the partners, in resolving communication or management issues, in completing and / or scheduling assigned tasks, as well as proper administrative and financial management;
  • the free circulation of all the information in a clear and transparent manner and the right and duty of each partner to make constructive criticism;
  • the confidentiality and privacy of information, guaranteed by signing a code of conduct.

If the experience of collaboration is positive, today’s partner can remain loyal and become a useful partner in the future.

Training

EU–OPEN, additionally provides training, information, disclosure and awareness activities regarding the role of European institutions (their strategies and programmes, specific lines of action through which they intended to strengthen security policies, well-being and growth for the citizens), by promoting access to and participation in the main funding programmes that are issued periodically by the European Commission.
The EU–OPEN team has special expertise in providing training on planning issues and more generally on the history of the institutional framework and operation of the EU institutions. Training activities can take place both at the customer’s head offices and at other locations upon request. Thorough training is a prerequisite to becoming a reliable partner in a European project, to make use of direct or indirect EU funding and for proper management, from both a procedural and administrative point of view. The training modules proposed by EU–OPEN are prepared according to the specific needs of the customer. They can be geared towards providing knowledge about how European institutions operate and mapping the opportunities provided by the European Union programmes as well as making an analysis of the financial viability of the projects. Other training modules cover the techniques used for the drafting, budgeting, management and administrative reporting of a European project.