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Terms & Conditions

This page tells you the terms and conditions on which we, ef.Info Limited, trading under the name of EuropeanFunds.info ("We", "Us", "Our"), enable you ("You", "Your") to make an online/offline registration in respect of any of Our training courses, conferences or seminars ("Courses") listed in Our mail-shots, brochures and flyers and on Our website www.europeanfunds.info  ("Our Site"). Please read these terms and conditions carefully before registering to any of Our Courses. You should understand that by registering to any of Our Courses, You agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

You should print a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.
 
Please understand that if You refuse to accept these terms and conditions, You will not be able to register to any of Our Courses. Registrations which are not made online (e.g. e-mails or over the phone) are still subject to these terms and conditions.

Information about Us

We are a limited liability company registered in Malta under company number C67189 and with Our registered office at Level 2, Palazzo Ca’Brugnera, Valley Road, Birkirkara, Malta, Europe. Our VAT number is MT2202-9722. www.europeanfunds.info is a site operated by ef.Info Limited.

Your status

By registering to Our Courses You warrant that:

• You are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and
• You are at least 18 years old.

How the contract is formed between You and Us

After making a registration You will receive a website notification or an e-mail from Us acknowledging that We have received Your registration form. Please note that this does not mean that Your registration to Our Course has been accepted. Your registration request constitutes an offer to Us to secure a place at one of Our Courses. All registrations are subject to availability of the Course and formal acceptance by Us, and We will confirm such acceptance to You by sending You a letter stating that the registration has been confirmed (the "Booking Confirmation").

We shall raise an invoice for payment of the Course and send it to You or Your organization for satisfaction. Payment shall be due strictly in accordance with Our standard invoice terms (thirty days from date of invoice). Payment must be made in advance before You attend the Course you have registered (such as seminar, conference, or training course). The contract between Us ("Contract") will only be formed when We receive payment for the full price of the Course. The contract will be valid until we receive the payment, the course is delivered and all course materials were provided, whichever comes the latest. Further details on payment may be found under the section Price and Payment.

The Contract will relate only to those Courses which We have confirmed in the Booking Confirmation.
There is a limited number of places at each Course and these will be allocated in order of payments effected.

Course/Seminar content

We reserve the right to make changes to the published programme of a Course (but not the overall content), for example to session titles, timings and/or speakers if one of the advertised speakers is unable to attend. In such cases, You will not be entitled to cancel.


Course/Seminar Venue

Our Courses are held at an external venue. You acknowledge that We may have to change the published venue for the Course for reasons beyond Our control and in such cases, You will not be entitled to cancel unless the change in venue represents a significant disadvantage to You.

You are liable for any loss or damage which You may cause to the external venue and agree to adhere to all housekeeping rules, procedures and policies (including policies as to behaviour and conduct) that may be in place at any venue from time to time.

If you have a disability or medical condition that requires special arrangements to be made, please notify Us of Your requirements when making Your registration.

Continuing Professional Development ("CPD") Points

To claim CPD points (if applicable) in respect of Our Courses, please ensure that You sign the relevant Course register.


Price and payment

The price of any of Our Courses will be as quoted in Our mailshots, brochures and flyers and on Our Site from time to time, except in cases of obvious error. These prices are inclusive of trainers' costs, coffee breaks and lunches as indicated on the course agenda, any transfer costs and access to projects sites related to EU funding project expeditions, a 7" android tablet pre-loaded with all training material, and VAT (where applicable).

Prices are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect registrations in respect of which We have already sent You a Booking Confirmation, except in cases of obvious error.

You may pay for Your registrations through a bank transfer. We shall be entitled to charge You interest on late payments in accordance with the L.N. 272 of 2012, EUROPEAN UNION ACT (CAP. 460) http://justiceservices.gov.mt/DownloadDocument.aspx?app=lp&itemid=23567&l.

Please note that We cannot guarantee the security of data which You send us by email. Unless We are fraudulent or negligent, We will not be liable to You for any losses caused as a result of unauthorised access to the personal and transactional information that You provide Us when making a registration.


Our refunds policy

If You cancel the Contract between us by giving Us more than 30-days in writing prior to the Course, You shall be entitled to a full refund. If You cancel the Contract between us by giving Us in excess of 48-hours’ notice (but less than 30-days) in writing prior to the Course, You shall be entitled to a credit note for the full value of the Course booked. Such credit note must be used within the current or following financial year of issue (please note that Our financial year runs from 1 January to 31 December). We will process the credit note due to You as soon as possible. If You cancel the Contract between us by giving Us notice in writing less than 48 hours prior to the Course, You shall not be entitled to any credit note or any other form of refund.

Substitute attendees may be accepted by Us, at Our sole discretion, provided that the substitute attendee meets any applicable eligibility criteria for the relevant Course. If You fail to attend a Course for which You are registered and have not given Us prior notice then You shall not be entitled to any credit note or otherwise pursuant to Our refunds policy.

We shall be entitled to cancel Your registration/booking where We need to do so due to circumstances outside of Our control (including, but not limited to, situations where sufficient numbers have not booked for the Course or the speakers are unavailable or cancel the Course or if You are more than 30 days in arrears with any payment due to Us, or if it may prejudice Our reputation). We shall have no liability for losses or costs which You may incur due to such cancellation but We shall refund your booking payment (in full as soon as possible) or offer You an alternative Course if one is available. You have the choice of accepting the refund, a credit note or attending the alternative Course.

We will usually refund any money received from You using the same method originally used by You to pay for Your purchase but reserve the right to refund using an alternative method.


Rights in course materials

All copyright and other rights (including all intellectual property rights) in course materials provided to You during or for the purposes of any of Our Courses (including, without limitation, Course notes, slides, brochures, articles or case studies) are Our property or that of our licensors. You are entitled to use such materials only for Your own personal use. You are not entitled to copy such materials (except as permitted by law) nor are You entitled to use or authorise others to use such materials for any commercial purposes. Please note that course materials (if any) shall only be made available to You on the day of the relevant Course.


Our liability

Subject to the following paragraphs, We will be responsible for any losses You suffer as a direct result of Us breaching these course registration/booking terms and conditions if those losses were reasonably foreseeable to both You and Us at the time the Contract was formed. Our liability to You under these course registration/booking terms and conditions will not exceed the total price charged for the Course(s) that You have registered/booked.

Subject to the paragraph above, Course participants shall be required to keep their personal belongings with them at all times and We accept no liability for damage to, or loss of, personal belongings. We do not accept any responsibility for any loss (including, without limitation, theft) of any property occasioned at external venues save for any damage caused by Our negligence in which circumstances Our liability shall be limited to the amount of Our insurance for such losses. We will not be responsible to You or any third party for any business loss (including loss of revenue, profits, contracts, anticipated savings, wasted expenditure, data or goodwill) or any other loss or damage which does not result directly from Our actions or the actions of Our sub-contractors or agents, is consequential or was not reasonably foreseeable to both You and Us when the Contract was formed.

We are not responsible or liable in any manner for any losses You suffer which are not specified in this Agreement.

Written communications

Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications We send to You should be in writing. When using Our Site, You accept that communication with Us will be mainly electronic. We will contact You by e-mail or provide You with information by posting notices on Our Site. For contractual purposes, You agree to this electronic means of communication and You acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that We provide to You electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect Your statutory rights.

Privacy

Our Privacy Policy explains how We will use the information which You have provided to Us.


Notices

All notices given by You to Us must be given to ef.Info Ltd, Level 2, Palazzo Ca’Brugnera, Valley Road, Birkirkara, Malta, Europe, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We may give notice to You at either the e-mail or postal address You provide to Us when making a registration, or in any of the ways specified in the written communications paragraph above. Notice will be deemed received and properly served 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or four days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.


Publicity

We may use photographs taken at Courses in publicity and marketing materials, including use on Our Site and all our social media, including, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Tumblr. Your attendance at a Course may mean that You are featured in such photographs and You are deemed not to object to the taking of such photographs as detailed above. If You do not wish to be included in any photograph, please refrain from signing the consent form at the registration desk at the relevant Event.

Transfer of rights and obligations

The Contract between You and Us is binding on You and Us and on Our respective successors and assigns.
You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of Your rights or obligations arising under it, without Our prior written consent. We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of Our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time during the term of the Contract.


Events outside Our control

We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of Our obligations under a Contract that is caused by events outside Our reasonable control ("Force Majeure Event") which includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond Our reasonable control and includes in particular (without limitation): strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action; civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war; fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster; impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport; impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks; and/or the acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government.

Our performance under any Contract is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and We will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We will use Our reasonable endeavours to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which Our obligations under the Contract may be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.


Waiver

If We fail, at any time during the term of a Contract, to insist upon strict performance of any of Your obligations under the Contract or any of these terms and conditions, or if We fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which We are entitled under the Contract, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve You from compliance with such obligations. A waiver by Us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.


Severability

If any of these terms and conditions or any provisions of a Contract are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.


Entire agreement

These terms and conditions and any document expressly referred to in them represent the entire agreement between us in relation to the subject matter of any Contract and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between us, whether oral or in writing.

We each acknowledge that, in entering into a Contract, neither of us has relied on any representation, undertaking or promise given by the other or be implied from anything said or written in negotiations between us prior to such Contract except as expressly stated in these terms and conditions.

Neither of us shall have any remedy in respect of any untrue statement made by the other, whether orally or in writing, prior to the date of any Contract (unless such untrue statement was made fraudulently) and the other party's only remedy shall be for breach of contract as provided in these terms and conditions.


Our right to vary these terms and conditions

We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time to reflect changes in technology, changes in payment methods, changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and changes in Our system's capabilities.

You will be subject to the policies and terms and conditions in force at the time that You place a booking with Us, unless any change to those policies or these terms and conditions is required to be made by law or governmental authority (in which case it will apply to bookings previously made by You), or if We notify You of the change to those policies or these terms and conditions before We send You the Booking Confirmation (in which case We have the right to assume that You have accepted the change to the terms and conditions, unless You notify Us to the contrary within seven working days of receipt by You of the Booking Confirmation).


Law and jurisdiction

Contracts for the booking of Our Courses through Our Site will be governed by the law of Malta. Any dispute arising from, or related to, such Contracts shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Malta.

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EU Funds Training

Seminars & Courses

Practical and comprehensive courses on EU Funds management and control based on first-hand experience, research and insight. They will expose the important features of the course theme, through practical, real-world examples, in a set-up that facilitates the free exchange of ideas.   {marcoparallaxbground height="300" image="IPH_0148.jpg"}           October 2017   October 25-27 || Public Procurement Workshop - applying financial corrections  One-day EUfundingMalta expedition included! A hands-on workshop with a detailed analysis of the common problems with public procurement and, most of all, a reasoned-out approach to correct these problems, in the most balanced and fair manner for the Beneficiary, MA, IB, CA, AA, EC and the European Court of Auditors.    November 2017   November 22-24 || The Most Common Errors: Simpler ways to keep them low  One-day EUfundingMalta expedition included! This seminar sheds light on how the newest Regulations, Directives and simplification measures coincide to lower the error rates in EU-funded programmes. This is ideal for practitioners in MAs, IBs, CAs and AAs and project managers.   December 2017   NEW! 5-day seminar December 11-15 || EU Funds management toolkit: from project selection to closure One-day EUfundingMalta expedition included! The EU Funds Management Toolkit is the 5-day workshop which delivers all you need to know about the management, control, monitoring and evaluation of EU funded programmes, from calls for project applications, through project selection, implementation, down to the reporting obligations.    February 2018   February 14-16 || Fighting fraud & corruption in EU funded projects One-day EUfundingMalta expedition included! This course explores the realities of fraud and corruption in EU-funded projects and looks at the new solutions available in the hands of Member States to fight fraudulent activities.   March 2018   March 21-23 || Verifying & Certifying ESIF projects in 2014-2020 One-day EUfundingMalta expedition included! Straight-to-the-point facts and methods to improve the verification and certification of ESI-funded projects, based on the latest reports and guidelines.   April 2018   5-day seminar April 16-20 || ESF toolkit: Focus on SCO, Financial Instruments & the quality of public administration One-day EUfundingMalta expedition included! This five-day seminar reaches out to all practitioners involved in the European Social Fund, to discuss all the technical matters that make ESF the catalyst for education, employment and social inclusion in the EU.    May 2018   May 16-18 || Indicators & the performance framework: result-based management for 2014-2020? One-day EUfundingGozo expedition included! The workshop which speaks about anything meaningful to the efficient and effective delivery, monitoring and evaluation of ESI-funded programmes and projects.   June 2018   June 18-20 || State aid & procurement in infrastructural projects One-day EUfundingGozo expedition included! A three-day informative seminar which puts light on the complex subjects of state-aid and public procurement surrounding infrastructural projects. This training course is ideal for project implementers and verifiers.   July 2018   5-day seminar July 16-20 || Financial Management toolkit: carrying out administrative and on-the-spot verifications One-day EUfundingGozo expedition included! A five-day series of workshops and intensive sessions addressing the main features of financial management and control of ESI Funds, carefully built on the right blend of theory and practice.   September 2018   September 5-7 || Simplified Cost Options: improving programme implementation and reimbursements One-day EUfundingGozo expedition included! This course explains all the SCOc available, with practical examples which clearly define the differences between SCOs and the classical view of real-cost reimbursement. We explore each option and discuss how they truly contribute towards better results.   December 2018   5-day seminar December 3-7 || Irregularities toolkit: how to prevent, detect & treat errors One-day EUfundingMalta expedition included! This 5-day toolkit deals with anything you need to know on irregularities; from prevention to detection, all the way to treatment of irregularities. It is ideal for EU-funding practitioners across all stakeholders.   Other courses in 2018   October 10-12 || Financial Corrections Workshop: Procurement, Financial Instruments & other errors One-day EUfundingMalta expedition included!   November 7-9 || Maximising absorption in 2014-2020: the roles of the MA, CA & AA One-day EUfundingMalta expedition included!     For more information about our courses Subscribe to ENews.  

Seminars & Courses

Advisory & Project Management

Project Applications & Studies

At EuropeanFunds.info we understand that EU-funded initiatives are not the most forthright instruments around.  But we also understand the accountability that needs to go along with the use of the European taxpayers’ money.  And that’s what we strive to attain – aligning your brilliant ideas with the basic principles of public spending.     


Business Enhance ERDF Grant Schemes   The Business Enhance Grant Schemes provide non-refundable grants which are financed through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  These are available to private enterprises, namely SMEs.  Under the current Programming Period for 2014-2020, these schemes are being managed and issued by the Measures and Support Division which falls under the remit of the Ministry for European Affairs.  To date six grant schemes have been published which include:  •    SME Consultancy Services Grant Scheme•    E-Commerce Grant Scheme•    SME Diversification and Innovation Grant Scheme•    SME Internationalisation Grant Scheme•    SME Growth Grant Scheme (a pre-announcement for Call 2 has been published and the actual call for applications shall soon be launched)•    Start-up Investment Grant Scheme (a pre-announcement for Call 2 has been published and the actual call for applications shall soon be launched)For further information on each scheme please click on the relevant schemes listed above.   Our Services At EuropeanFunds.info, we are able to guide you through the whole Grant Scheme application process.  This entails determining your eligibility for the schemes as we will not advise you to apply should you not be eligible for such funding.  Guidance as to which scheme best suits your enterprise will also be provided.  Together with the filling in of the application form/s, all Grant Scheme application forms include an obligatory business plan which related costs may be recovered through the SME Consultancy Services Grant Scheme.   Our directors and advisors have worked in the EU Funding area and previously within the Ministry managing the Grant Schemes for over ten years which benefits our clients as we will provide guidance based on our experience within this field. For further details on the schemes and application process you may contact us on justine@europeanfunds.info to set an obligation-free meeting.
   

Project Applications   EuropeanFunds.info offers full assistance in writing your project proposals, undertaking feasibility studies, filling your application forms, submitting your proposals, negotiating with stakeholders, all the way to signing your hard-earned grant.   We lead you all the way with expert advice built on eight years of experience in the Managing Authority, dealing with all the relevant Authorities involved in the management and control system of European Funds – the European Commission, Certifying Authority, Intermediate Bodies, Audit Authority, Treasury, Department of Contracts, public entities, private and voluntary organisations, local government, unions and civil society.   Contact Us
   

Studies   The European citizen is ready to invest aggressively in our growth and quality of life.  It is only with strong investments in social infrastructure, employment and education that the Union can achieve its long-term objectives linked to the Europe 2020 strategy.  Europe wants to listen to your idea, to make it happen, to make the little change that will make a difference in the lives of its citizens.  But, the public needs data and information.  Project proponents need to present the background details leading to the identification of the need and to clearly explain how the project adds value and in what manner it is consistent with the specific and general objectives of the national and EU strategies.    Equipping your proposal with strong evidence So, in plain terms, intuition and a strong faith in your project are not enough! EuropeanFunds.info can help.  We take you that step further by collecting the data you need, analysing it, and giving you the hard evidence that will support your proposal for European funds.  We carry out feasibility studies and cost-benefit analyses in all sectors, drawing upon its vast experience in the evaluation of project proposals when engaged in the managing authority, but also on the strong network of business partners.  We understand how public authorities analyse proposals and we know what buttons to push.  So trust that we will do just that.   Measuring performance And do you want to measure the effectiveness of your project mid-way or at the end of it? EuropeanFunds.info performs evaluation studies at all stages of the project lifecycle, giving you and the funding bodies the means to gauge the project’s performance.     Contact Us
         

Project Applications & Studies

Project Management Services

 


Project Management Successful EU-funded projects bring together bright ideas, smart management and exceptional results with the utmost attention to accountability and transparency.  Whoever has managed projects in the past knows that funds are subject to tight scrutiny by the Commission, national authorities and auditors.  And rightly so.  The European Court of Auditors, year after year, reports shortcomings in public procurement and financial expenditure, often leading to the recovery of funds from Beneficiaries.  Neither the Commission nor Member States want to waste invaluable financial resources in non-compliant activities.    We believe in your ideas! So the instructions are clear.  Your project ideas are very welcome, but sound financial and performance management are essential for long-term success.  We’ve been on the other side of the fence, so we know what quality is expected of project management and administration.  At EuropeanFunds.info we understand your frustrations in dealing with the necessary administrative work which comes along with EU-funded projects.  Your ideas and technical capabilities should not get entangled in undesirable paperwork and financial corrections.  And we also know that your day, like ours, is only 24 hours long.  So we will let you concentrate on the deliverables that matter and leave the rest to us.   You look after what really counts; we take care of the distractions.     Contact Us
   

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About Us

The European Union wants results.  EuropeanFunds.info is just about them.

We provide training and other optimal solutions on the back of experience gained in the management of the 2004-2006, 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 EU funded programmes at the Managing Authority of Malta. Our experts were directly involved in operational programme development, final programme closure reporting and (pretty much) anything in between!

2014-2020 is about performance.  Indeed, we are here to share our knowledge on EU funding and help you perform.

Our Team

Ray Bartolo

Ray Bartolo is Director and Lead Consultant at EuropeanFunds.info.

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Trevor Fenech

Trevor Fenech is Director and Lead Consultant at EuropeanFunds.info.

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Justine Schinas

Justine Schinas is a Senior Advisor and Speaker at EuropeanFunds.info.

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About Malta

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Whether on business or vacation, Malta offers a rich concentration of natural beauty, cultural legacy, vibrant entertainment, friendly faces and top-end facilities.   The country stretches just over 300km2, covering the three main inhabited islands, with the largest – Malta – lying to the south of the smaller islands of Gozo and Comino.  The population is 418,000 and the official languages are Maltese and English.  The capital city is Valletta.

The wealth of historical sites (including nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites), cultural activities, its warm climate, recreational areas, beaches, and architectural diversity, make Malta a popular tourist destination.  It also offers a stable political, economic and industrial environment, hosting thousands of local and international companies in different sectors, mainly tourism, financial services, IT, manufacturing and retail.  EU membership and the adoption of the euro currency have enhanced Malta’s accessibility and attractiveness as an international business hub in the centre of the Mediterranean region.

For more information about Malta, visit www.visitmalta.com.

Malta and European Funds

Malta joined the European Union on 1st May 2004.  Since 2000, the Government of Malta has been actively participating in EU-funded programmes under shared management with the European Commission.  Malta has received in excess of €1bn from the EU under the various initiatives undertaken so far, both pre- and post-accession, including Pre-Accession Funds and the Transition Facility (inc. TAIEX), the Structural Funds Programme 2004-06 (ERDF, ESF, EAGGF, FIFG) and the Cohesion Fund 2004-06, Cohesion Policy 2007-13 (ERDF, CF, ESF), the Rural Development and Agriculture funds (EAGF/EAFRD), The European Fisheries Fund (EFF), Framework Programme on Solidarity and management of Migration funds 2007-2013 and the Lifelong Learning and Youth-in-Action Programmes,

Another €882m are allocated to Malta under the 2014-2020 Multi-annual Financial Framework (Cohesion Policy, Common Agricultural Policy and European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. Source: ec.europa.eu).

Contact Us

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Address: ef.Info Ltd.
Level 2, Palazzo Ca' Brugnera,
Valley Road, BKR 9024, Birkirkara,
Malta, Europe.

Contact Nos:

+356 99457484, +356 99203328