European Fund Management Consulting – EFMC – is one of the leading organisations in Europe specialised in the financial management of European Union Research & Innovation projects (FP7 & H2020). Established in January 2014, EFMC has its headquarters in Tallinn, Estonia and back office in Paris, France. Our organisation supports beneficiaries of European Grants in all financial issues concerning European projects. The main specialization is research grants such as FP7 and H2020.

Our clientele include SMEs, Universities, laboratories, private and public companies, NGOs and research centres from all over Europe and our partners are mainly Financial and Project Managers who are in charge of EU research projects (mainly FP7 & H2020).


Our people are our most valued asset!

All EFMC team members are full-time employees with experience in their respective area of expertise. Our team includes a former DG RTD Auditor with 3 years of practical experience and two Senior Consultants with 15 years of experience in EU affairs. We view EFMC’s culture as a competitive advantage and strive to create an environment where smart, motivated and creative people succeed.

  • CEO
    Raphael de Vivans

    Raphael de Vivans CEO

    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.

    +372 53431825
    +33 651288781
    Skype: efmc-devivans

  • Senior Expert
    Robert Carroll

    Robert Carroll Senior Expert

    Robert Carroll is a Senior Consultant and a member of the EFMC senior experts team. Robert 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.

    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 brings 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.

    +34 617 477 458
    +372 588 77647
    Skype: efmc-carroll

  • Senior Expert
    Marco Liviantoni

    Marco Liviantoni Senior Expert

    Marco Liviantoni: senior expert, working in EU affairs since 2003. IMP3rove certified expert (Innovation Management - A.T. Kearney).

    Experienced trainer and University master lecturer (100+ organisations, 200+ trainees/students) on EU strategies for public and private organisations, proposal writing, and financial management of EU grants. Also, in charge of consultancy on project management and support to EU II° level audits.

    He holds a university degree in law at the University of Perugia (IT), and significant experience in supporting public and private organisations. He has been editor, project manager, and coordinator in many EU funded grants under different programmes (6FP and 7FP, H2020, CIP-IEE, CIP-EEN, COSME EuropeINNOVA initiative, LDV DOI, Erasmus+, EDII Initiative, EIT Digital, AL-INVEST IV).

    Main areas of expertise: Research & Innovation, business start-up, and incubation, internationalization of SMEs, innovation strategies.

    (IT) +39 328 6799242
    (EE) +372 58836360
    Skype: efmc-liviantoni

  • 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.

    +372 604 1400
    Skype: live:xdubois_3

  • Administrative Assistant
    Kaidi Tepaskind

    Kaidi Tepaskind Administrative Assistant

    Kaidi Tepaskind responsibilities include customer service and handling of the administrative questions of EFMC. She speaks Estonian, English, and French. She is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the tourism, education, and management industry. Skilled in entrepreneurship, event management, creating cross-cultural connections. Strong professional with a bachelor’s degree focused on computer science from the University of Tallinn and in arts from Tartu Art Pallas University of Applied Sciences.

    +372 604 1400

  • Marketing Administrative Assistant
    Krista Elizarova

    Krista Elizarova Marketing Administrative Assistant

    Krista Elizarova's responsibilities include managing and controlling all the processes of EFMC digital marketing strategy, creating digital content for various social media platforms, managing all SEO activities, social media targeting, and handling some administrative questions of EFMC. She studied linguistics at Tallinn University and speaks Russian, Estonian, English, and Italian. 

    +372 604 1400






The quality of our people is the cornerstone of our ability to serve our clients. Our people are our most valued asset – they are experienced and passionate about their work.


We are committed to providing high-quality services. Our customers choose us because we provide applicable information in an easy and understandable manner.


We are passionate about our business, our brand and our services.


We are committed to a culture of international teamwork and collaboration, we are flexible, adaptable and opened to changes.


We treat ethics as an integral part of our business. We will always act within our ethical standards and within the financial obligations required by EC.

OUR MISSION: To exceed beneficiaries’ expectations with outstanding consulting services for the financial management of European projects.




Experience & Expertise – we are defined by our people!

At EFMC, our people are our most valued asset – they are experienced and passionate about their work. The quality of our people is the cornerstone of our ability to serve our clients. Our consultants have exceptional experience acquired in the European Institutions (European Commission and European Court of Auditors). As a result, our people are the primary reason our clients would recommend EFMC to others.


…and powered by applicable knowledge

Beneficiaries choose us because we provide useful, applicable, and operational information, and we deliver it together with our unmatched services and trainings.


Our approach is “Expertise Through Experience”

Our approach can be summed up by one phrase: “Expertise Through Experience”. We will help you do your best by sharing our experiences and providing you with up to date useful information, we’ll help you manage EU funds efficiently and in compliance with the rules. We will provide you with the follow up of the last available developments in the area.