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European Projects Association asbl (EPA)

European Projects Association asbl (EPA) is a politically independent non-profit organization focused on research and development, innovation and internationalization. The use of innovative information and communication technologies is a distinctive characteristic of this leading cooperation network dedicated to the European project stakeholders. EPA supports the goals of organizations, experts and individuals with a complete set of ICT tools on Accelerator platform and services that foster development, effective implementation and efficient dissemination of EU projects.  EPA is a recognized innovative actor at the European level as a point in which knowledge and experience meet to create an ideal multimedia environment for the development of European projects.

EPA’s work is especially focused on youth, educational institutions, SMEs, Startups, NGOs, public and private sector and individuals, with the main aim to strengthen the economy and its development at European, regional and local level.

Our mission

The mission of the European Projects Association Asbl is to provide all information, networking, services and tools needed to improve the participation in EU funded projects to achieve higher capacity of absorption of EU funding.

This mission is pursued through specific objectives:

to increase the effects of EU policies using EU funding instruments

to make the best use of good practices

to improve the capacity of EU funds absorption

to promote new partnerships

to work at local level through Territorial Contact Points (TCPs)

to broaden the knowledge and understanding of the European Union and the process of Europe

Our Ethical values

The successful delivery of the Europe 2020 strategy depends on the involvement of all sections of the society.

Giving access to knowledge and facilitating the cooperation, education and “know-how” transfer, European Projects Association Asbl aims to achieve the objectives outlined by the European Commission; through the knowledge transfer of academic research and stimulating the employment and professional improvement of young people.

The European Projects Association Asbl is based upon the following values:

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Cooperation:

  • sharing information, knowledge and experience, learning from each other. A more efficient use of European funds can be achieved through online networking

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Ideas:

  • values, ideas and different experiences must therefore meet, not only to promote the special features, skills and aspirations, but also to connect the people behind the ideas

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Youth:

  • we believe not only in young generations' enthusiasm but also in their competences. Investing in skills and creativity of the youth will support their involvement in European processes and ensure the "social quality" in our Community

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Political independence:

  • our governance, programs and policies are non-partisan, independent from specific governments, political parties or the business sector

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Innovation:

  • we will constantly develop new features and improve our services. Giving access to knowledge and facilitating the cooperation, education and know-how transfer. Our Association has the opportunity to research the processes and interactions between the stakeholders in order to optimize the methodology of design and implementation of European Projects. Founding our project on the use of information and communication technology tools with a correct ethics, the further development of EPA is strongly connected with the knowledge sharing and the ICT innovations

Broader function

The broader function of the European Projects Association is to contribute in building a better Europe using the European funding opportunities to finance development projects in the best possible way.

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As an NGO based on an inclusive professional network with a particular ethic philosophy we focus on:

  • development of competences needed to improve the participation in European Projects and develop professionalism in projects management
  • to encourage youth participation in the Europes' building process

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As a facilitator between the organizations, experts and young professionals EPA contributes to the job creation and to the development of the European Knowledge Economy, through the coordination of activities for the creation and exchange of good practices in the field of European projects, in terms of professionalism and competence of its members

  • Development of a "trademark" of quality in the field of creating documents, financial plans and management of European projects
  • Organizing "Network" activities, in order to help the creation of a consortium and the participation of its members in the European projects
  • Creation of a database for finding and offering job opportunities
  • Creating a database of European project experts

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As a non-profit Association, EPA is investing in the future of Europe

  • Our social contribution model is one of the core and most important functions. It is of great importance for us to develop a healthy climate and conditions that support a more practical education in technology and management of European projects. On the other side we invest part of the of the social contribution funds as reward for the best project of the year. In this way we support the practical approach and process of making the projects and project management activities especially the ones that are lead and managed via our platform

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As a Network EPA also works as a “virtual office”

  • Citizens’ Digital Participation is usually seen as a tool of consultation or market research. This means that citizens’ opinion is not taken into consideration in order to understand their real needs, but only to see whether they agree with the policies proposed by the institutions

Considering the new technologies as tools able to "increase the resources of citizens, promoting a greater propensity for active citizenship and participation” we base most of our activities on “MyEuropa” platform. A web based platform that is above all a working tool co-designed through involvement of different members, employees, providers and competitors. A place where ideas and best practices are shared and discussed.

The MyEuropa platform is in constant evolution thanks to the suggestions and involvement of the users contributing to its optimisation and growth.


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Through Collaboration Agreements with relevant association private and public bodies (the European Academy for Education and Social Research; the International University Institute for European Studies - IUIES), the activities of EPA are in constant growth

Our Ethical values (2)

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Podignuti razinu znanja i informiranja građana, posebice mladih, o EU fondovima i programima financiranja te mogućnostima sudjelovanja građana u različitim programima koji potiču zapošljavanje, razvoj vještina i poduzetništvo

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  • sharing information, knowledge and experience, learning from each other. A more efficient use of European funds can be achieved through online networking

 

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Razviti kvalitetu politika, treninga, projekata i partnersatva uzimajući u obzir potrebe krajnjih korisnika

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