Ray Bartolo

  • Co-founder of europeanfunds.info, aiming to contribute towards better knowledge of EU funding, its management and control, through practical training and advisory services;
  • Co-founder of Tendering.info, an affiliate of europeanfunds.info, formed to assist public and private institutions in their interpretation, implementation, monitoring and control of public procurement;
  • Head of Institution of europeanfunds.info;
  • Specialises in EU-funding management and control, public procurement, anti-fraud measures and major projects.
  • Advisor to various Ministries, public departments, authorities and entities, private and voluntary organisations in the management and control of various European-funded programmes, including ERDF, Cohesion Fund, ESF/ESF+, EAFRD, EMFF, AMIF, ISF and LIFE, and nationally-funded programmes;
  • Actively delivers strategic EU-funding guidance and project management services to public beneficiaries of high significance, coordinating projects involving multiple key players, including JASPERS;
  • Over 13 years’ experience in the fields of European funding, technical assistance, public procurement, state aid, horizontal priorities, programme closures (2004-06, 2007-13) and training;
  • Former Senior Manager at Malta’s Managing Authority for ERDF, CF, ESF, EAGGF, FIFG/EFF, responsible for the setting up of the financial management and control systems of the ERDF, CF and ESF Operational Programmes 2007-2013, the implementation of the ERDF and CF Operational Programme for health, transport, education, urban regeneration and technical assistance 2007-13, and the implementation and closure process of the Maltese 2004-06 Structural and Cohesion Funds Programme;
  • Served as National Expert and Coordinator on the CEF coordination committee for transport, Environment and the Telecommunications sectors;
  • Prepared Procurement Manuals for a number of Maltese Government entities, and drafted and evaluated different types of procurement procedures, including concession contracts
  • Masters graduate in Public Policy from the University of Malta
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