The MBB aims to create a Learning and Exchange Network on EU direct funding programmes in co-ordination with their Brussels-based transnational partner, the European Projects Association (EPA) .The EPA is a non-profit organisation focused on research and development, innovation and internationalisation.
This network will act as a “train-the-trainers” structure revolving around training key individuals from private enterprises, on how EU direct funding works, the identification of potential project opportunities, the process of filling out an application, the structuring of project consortia as well as project implementation and reporting, all under the direct mentoring of the expert trainer sourced through the EPA network of experts.
Training will take place in Malta and in Gozo, where participants will be required to work on simulated proposals as an integral part of their training programme. Applicants will be assessed on the quality of their projects with a simulation exercise constituting as a key element for their final assessment so as to determine the successful completion of the training.
Moreover, those with the most feasible proposals will be selected to attend an institutional study visit in Brussels organised by the MBB in conjunction with the EPA.