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 / Former DG RTD Auditor
    Raphaël de Vivans

    Raphaël de Vivans CEO / Former DG RTD Auditor

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

    After ten 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 abide by the RTD contract. He was in charge of evaluating audit findings and proposing changes in the RTD contract’s systems, procedures, and financial aspects.

    He audited public and private companies, Universities, Small & Medium size Enterprises, and non-profit organizations all over Europe. During these years, he realized 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 managing their projects and facing an audit carried out by the European Commission services. In addition, Raphael brings this experience to bear in constructing sound and eligible budgets for Horizon Europe proposals for applicants.


  • Director of Services
    Marco Liviantoni

    Marco Liviantoni Director of Services

    Marco Liviantoni is a Senior Expert Proposal Writer & Financial Expert for Horizon Europe. Marco is one of our Senior Trainers who delivers open trainings, and specialised in-house trainings all over Europe for a wide range of organisations. Marco specialises in the financial and administrative preparation of applicants for H2020 calls. In addition, he conducts pre-audits for organisations that wish to ensure they would pass an EC audit and 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 a 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 internationalisation 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 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.

  • Senior Expert
    Izabela Gostisa

    Izabela Gostisa Senior Expert

    Izabela Gostisa is a Senior Proposal Writing Expert and Project Management Expert.

    For Horizon Europe and Interreg, she specializes in project proposal writing and project management. 

    Besides delivering open trainings, she also delivers specialized in-house trainings for a variety of companies in Europe and beyond.

    Prior to joining the EFMC, Izabela worked for the Central European Initiative (CEI), an international organization with headquarters in Italy. 

    Izabela managed the organization's participation in EU funded programs in her role as Senior Executive Officer and EU Project Manager. 

    Her experience includes managing numerous EU funded projects under FP7, Horizon2020, Interreg, Interact, and Intelligent Energy Europe. 

    Holding a Bachelor's degree in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Trieste (Italy), she is in the process of completing a Master's degree in International Cooperation, Finance, and Development from Sapienza University of Rome. 

    Axelos Global Services has also awarded her two Prince2 Project Management Certifications - Prince2 Foundation and Prince2 Practitioner - since 2021.

    Her specialisations include environment and energy, tourism and mobility, and SME development.

  • 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.

  • Administrative Assistant
    Ksenia Pahharukova

    Ksenia Pahharukova Administrative Assistant

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






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.