RAPHAEL DE VIVANS
After 10 years in the private sector as SME manager, Raphael de Vivans decided to join the European Commission as an external auditor for the DG RTD.
For 3 years, he has been in charge of on-the-spot controls of beneficiaries to ensure that their accounting and recording systems comply with the financial requirements of the RTD contract. His role was to verify that costs charged by contractors comply with the RTD contract. He was in charge of the evaluation of audit findings and was responsible for proposing changes as necessary in systems, procedures and financial aspects of the RTD contract.
He audited public and private companies, Universities, Small and Medium size Enterprises, and non-profit organizations all over Europe.
During these 3 years, he realised that many beneficiaries have difficulties with the rules of the European contracts. Many of them are looking for support when they have to face administrative & financial issues in the management of their projects and to face an audit carried out by the European Commission services.
Expert in FP7 & H2020, EU Grants and Audit Procedures
Robert Carroll is the newest member of the EFMC senior experts team and is an Irish national by origin permanently living and based in Barcelona, Spain for the last 10 years who speaks English natively and Spanish and Catalan fluently. He is a highly motivated, dynamic and flexible EU, FP7 & H2020 grants consultancy expert having commenced his professional career advising the Irish Parliamentary committee on EU funding in Dublin, Rep. of Ireland and thereafter being appointed to the position of EU Funding Officer at the European University Foundation based in Luxembourg. Moving to Barcelona; Spain subsequently he was appointed to a number of senior EU expert advisory positions; at a Barcelona based R&D centre, an international EU funding consultancy and the Catalan employers confederation.
Therefore he has garnered over the last 13 years invaluable experience at the forefront of advising and providing financial consulting services to RTD providers, SME clients, universities and non profit organisations on all aspects of EU financial project management, and audit procedures with the European Commission. Over the course of his career he has also personally managed as a partner and coordinated a number of FP7 & H2020 projects as well as managing clients cases who have been subject to EC audits. Robert has therefore encountered a wide variety of scenarios and situations in the EU funding and audit sphere from different clients perspectives. He aims to bring this experience to a wider European audience through EFMC to demystify the EU funding financial and audit process by bringing highly practical and pragmatic solutions to clients needs and requirements.
+34 617 477 456
Expert in FP7 & H2020, EU Grants and Audit Procedures
Mojca Ambroz is an energetic, driven, bright and experienced EFMC Senior Consultant. As a member of the EFMC team, Mojca plays an integral role in contributing to the successful execution of client engagements and building the company’s reputation for quality service.
Her core competence lies in EU, FP7 & H2020 grants’ consultancy services and financial training coordination. Being a former member of Budget Committee in the Council, a chairperson during Slovenian Presidency 2008 and a lecturer at the Sciences Po Paris (master course “Financing EU”), Mojca shares her exceptional experience with our clients during the trainings «Financial management of EC projects – From the fundamentals to dealing with the Audit Procedures» which cover all aspects of the financial management of FP7/H2020 projects from the proposal to the ex-post audit.
Being an Auditor for the European Court of Auditors for 6 years, Mojca has audited public and private companies, SMEs, NGOs in implementation of wide variety of EU funds (Research, Structural funds, Rural development, EDF, External actions). At EFMC she is responsible for consultancy services to beneficiaries of EC Research & Innovation Grants to analyse their costs declaration and, if needed, to set up internal procedures according to the specificity of the organisation in order to comply with the FP7/H2020 grant Agreements.
+352 621 159 820
Viktoria Jarosh is responsible for managing the day to day marketing, advertising and promotional activities of EFMC company. Viktoria has obtained a Master’s degree in International Business Administration with the specialization in Marketing at EBS – Estonian Business School, Tallin, Estonia. She has a professional marketing background for more than 6 years in different industries. The area of expertise includes: online and offline marketing, B2B and B2C marketing, advertising, communications, social media, project management and event management. She speaks English, Estonian, Russian and German.
+372 591 81118
Margit Loikmaa has graduated from the University of Tartu in 2007 with bachelor’s degree in French language and literature and minor in PR and communication studies. She has mainly worked in the field of PR and communication in both public and private sectors, and before joining EFMC she was working as an Office Manager in an international educational organisation. Her responsibilities include the day-to-day running of the office and coordination of internal and external communication. Among other tasks, she is responsible for the organisation of conferences and events as well as the production of publications and newsletters. She speaks Estonian, English, French and Russian.
+372 604 1400
PR and Communications Manager
Agnese Accapezzato is responsible for managing public relations and communication activities of EFMC company and for developing PR and communication strategies, campaigns, and initiatives. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from SIOI – UN Association of Italy, a Master’s degree in Law from Roma Tre University, and she was awarded a research scholarship at the University of Washington in the United States. Her previous work experiences include employment as Project Development and Communications Assistant for IOM – UN Migration Agency, Legal Advisor for the Government of Djibouti and Training Assistant for the World Federation of United Nations Associations. She speaks Italian, English, French and Spanish.
+32 491 639 985