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OUR EXPERTISE THROUGH EXPERIENCE

  • CEO
    Raphaël de Vivans

    Raphaël de Vivans CEO


    Mr. Raphael de Vivans is the CEO and founder of European Fund Management Consulting.

    After 10 years in the private sector as an SME manager he decided to join the European Commission as an external auditor for the DG RTD. 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 & Medium size Enterprises, and non-profit organizations all over Europe. During these 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. In addition Raphael brings this experience to bear in constructing sound and eligible budgets for H2020 proposals for applicants.

  • Senior Expert
    Robert Carroll

    Robert Carroll Senior Expert


    Robert Carroll is a Senior Expert H2020 Proposal Writer and a member of the EFMC senior expert’s team. An Irish national permanently living and based in Barcelona, Spain for the last 12 years who speaks English natively and Spanish and Catalan fluently. Robert is a highly motivated, dynamic and flexible EU grants 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 roles; at a Barcelona based R&D centre, an international EU funding consultancy and the Catalan employers confederation.

    He has garnered over the last 15 years invaluable experience at the forefront of writing proposals for SME clients, research centres and universities across multiple calls in H2020 and other EU funded programmes. Over the course of his career he has also personally managed as a partner and coordinated a number of FP7 & H2020 projects.

  • Senior Expert
    Marco Liviantoni

    Marco Liviantoni Senior Expert


    Marco Liviantoni is a Senior Expert H2020 Proposal Writer & Financial Expert. Marco specialises in the financial and administrative preparation of applicants for H2020 calls. Marco is one of our Senior Trainers who delivers open training's and specialised in-house training's all over Europe for a wide range of organisations. In addition he conducts pre-audits for organisations who wish to insure they pass an EC audit and also delivers bespoke consultancy services related to EU projects.

    He holds a degree in law from the University of Perugia (IT), 15 years of professional experience in EU affairs as freelance consultant working with Public and Private Organisations such as Public Regional Agencies, Business Associations, Consulting Firms, Universities, Large Companies and SMEs. He has also been the coordinator and project manager in many EU funded projects under CIP-IEE, CIP-EEN, EuropeINNOVA initiative, FP6 and FP7, LDV DOI, COSME, H2020, EDII Initiative, EIT Digital, AL-INVEST IV, gaining a proficient knowledge of rules and procedures governing the EU programmes. Areas of expertise include internationalization of SMEs, business start-up and incubation, innovation, strategies for business development. IMP3rove (A.T. Kerney) certified expert (level 1). Marco was also head of the European Projects Area at the Umbria Regional Agency for Internationalization from 2011 to 2017 and was a lecturer at the University of Perugia.

  • Administrative Manager
    Xavier Dubois

    Xavier Dubois Administrative Manager


    Xavier Dubois has graduated from the University of Western Brittany in 2019 with a bachelor degree in English and German applied to the field of Management. He has former working experience from both France and Estonia, noticeably in Customer Services. Hired at EFMC as an intern for his bachelor, he then joined the team with a full-time contract as an Administrative Assistant before becoming the Administrative Manager. His responsibilities include the communications between the different services, contacts with external organisations, the management of the internal organisation and the handling of the administrative questions of EFMC.

  • Administrative Assistant
    Kaidi Tepaskind

    Kaidi Tepaskind Administrative Assistant


    Her responsibilities include customer service and handling of the administrative questions of EFMC. She speaks Estonian, English and French.