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10 years in EU Funds

July 5, 2012

Europa Mediahas reached an important milestone – our very first training course on EU funds and proposal development was held 10 years ago, back in the autumn of 2002. This jubilee gives us a good opportunity to look back to our first 10 years, and to contemplate about where we started and what we have achieved so far.

 When we had the first Europa Media training course, FP6 had just started. We were one of the pioneer organisations who provided trainings on EU funds, and the very first who did it based on real experience, gained from our several FP5 and FP6 projects. I remember how nervous and worried we were when we had to step up for the first time and start the presentations – “Will the participants like it?“, “Are we good enough for giving lectures?” – all these questions were running through my mind during the opening speech on that sunny October Wednesday… And finally, everything went as smooth as it could.

A lot has happened in the past 10 years. FP6 is now just a nice memory for most of us, even FP7 is about to end in a year. Rules and procedures of EU funds have changed, and so has Europa Media. Competition has become fierce – dozens of consultancy firms are now selling training courses on the market – but Europa Media is standing still. To date, we had more than 150 training courses with over 5,000 participants from all over Europe and beyond.

 Many people ask what the key to our success has been?

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