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  1. “Who do I call if I want to call Europe?” Friday 3/7/09 Joke Hofmans Flanders office in Brussels joke.hofmans@vleva.eu - http://www.vleva.eu

  2. Content • Vleva (Liaison Agency Flanders Europe) • EU grants: logic? • Sources of information • Funding: Progress • Beyond the grants

  3. MISSION “intelligence” platform organized Flemish social fabric European policy arena Facilitate and orientate TASKS Knowledge broker Network developer Representative Project guide Vleva (1)

  4. Vleva and grants: Call page (chronologically; www.vleva.eu/calls) All calls are repeated in the monthly newsletter Funding data base (online search engine) Partnersearch page Contact list of national contact points, experts, Fleming at the European Commission Question and answer service (first aid) Information meetings To refer To link with potential partners and relevant networks Vleva (2)

  5. KLEIS and vleva: partners in crime Kleis: European knowledge centre for the Flemish social profit sector To avoid duplicates: Jos is part time seconded in vleva (health and well-being policy) Vleva (3)

  6. Kleis and vleva: We don’t: write the proposals make a quality check of the proposal participate as a partner We do: screen search for partners, relevant contact points, networks, experts search for existing best practices Vleva (4)

  7. 2. EU grants: logic? (1) • EU grants for a “European Negotiation Seminar” for University students? • EU grants to recruit a medation officer? • Measures in the framework of the European Economic Recovery Plan • Brownfield grants • Grants for an online forum on top-class sport • Grants for a cultural house • Exchange of ideas and projects between Red Cross divisions

  8. 2. EU grants: logic? (2) • European grants are based on European policy/ work programmes • Co-financing • No regular activity (in general) • Not retroactive • Transnational co-operation • Dissemination of results

  9. 2. EU grants: logic? (3) • 20 calls/month • For all target groups: SME’s, NGO’s, government, researchers, youth,… • From different institutions, DG’s and agencies • Most succesful calls return

  10. 3. Sources of information(1) Sources of information (EU): • Official Journal of the European Union • “Grants, funds and programmes by EU policy” • Brochure “New funds, Better rules” • Mailservice and RSS feed

  11. 3. Sources of information(2) More specific: • Annual work programme of grants and public procurement contracts for 2009 (update: 19/6/09) • Annual Management Plan DG Employment • Website calls Progress

  12. 3. Sources of information(3) Sources of information: • EU institution/ agency • National or regional Contact points • International networks • Colleagues in other cities

  13. 4. Funding: Progress (1) • Very centralized programme, no national contact points • Rare information days (but presentations on demand) • Call published? Oath of secrecy for everyone in the units! • Operational grants published as calls • Contact: Ms Antonia CARPARELLI, Head of Unit Unit 2: Inclusion, Social Policy Aspects of Migration, Streamlining of Social Policies, 022993428, antonia.carparelli@ec.europa.eu Mr Georg FISCHER, Head of Unit Unit 4: Social Protection, Social Services, 022992118 georg.fischer@ec.europa.eu

  14. 4. Funding: Progress (2) • Work programme 2010 (calls + thematic year): act now! Johan VANDENBUSSCHE, Directeur-adjoint Cabinet du Ministre Fédéral des Pensions et de l'Intégration Sociale Tel. +32 2 238 28 01 Mobile: +32 478 21 27 31 Fax : + 32 2 238 28 71 E-mail: johan.vandenbussche@minsoc.fed.be Thérèse BOUTSEN, Représentation Permanente de la Belgique Tel.: +32 2 233 21 11 Fax: +32 2 231 10 75 E-mail: Therese.boutsen@diplobel.fed.be = members of programme committee = limited contact point, provide information, but no guidance, no quality check,…

  15. 5. Beyond the grants (1) HomeCare Europe as a point of reference? 1. Anticipation • Screening (field, funding, supporting structures) • Internal communication of dossiers and problems 2. Pro-active • To react promptly 3. Credibility • Knowledge • Reliability of information • Quantitive and qualitative requirements for partners

  16. 5. Beyond the grants (2) Resources: • 2007-2013 Multi annual programme • Commission Legislatif and Workprogramme • EU Presidency programme • EP thematic committees • Ateliers Committee of the Regions • Consultations • Conferences • Call for experts ! Anticipate the agenda

  17. Contact Joke Hofmans Liaison officer Vlaams-Europees Verbindingsagentschap Liaison Agency Flanders Europe Kortenberglaan 71 - B-1000 Brussel Tel +32 (0)2 737 14 33 - fax +32 (0)2 737 14 49 GSM +32 (0) 486 933 244 joke.hofmans@vleva.eu - http://www.vleva.eu