Project preparation

Project preparation

We offer hands-on advice regarding your investment projects. You may call on JASPERS experts at any stage in your projects and for any length of time. They are available to help you think and plan, reshape and optimise, and comply and apply (comply with best practice, international regulations and European methodology, and apply for EU funds under the best conditions). Our expertise covers all aspects of the project cycle: planning, preparation and delivery.

Independent Quality Review

Independent Quality Review

When submitting an EU funding application, you may ask JASPERS to appraise your project and provide the European Commission with an opinion on whether or not it qualifies for a grant. This service is provided in the context of the existing EU funding regulations and it is available regardless of whether JASPERS has been involved in the project preparation or not.

Capacity building

Capacity building 

We consolidate the transfer of knowledge carried out during project assignments, with workshops and training courses, either in Brussels or in your country. We also publish working papers to disseminate best practices and address common issues encountered during project preparation. More information on our capacity-building activities is available on our dedicated Networking Platform

Support for the preparation of sector strategies and Master Plans
Support to project screening and prioritisation to maximise effectiveness of available funds in a sector
Support for the removal of bottlenecks to realise projects (e.g. advice on State-aid)
General methodological guidance (e.g. on cost-benefit analysis, climate change adaptation)
Support to project preparation through methodological advice and review and comments on intermediate and final project document
Capacity building through hands-on approach during project preparation support, dedicated training events, train-the-trainers workshop, and working papers
Appraisal of projects to ensure their soundness, quality, and compliance with relevant regulations (e.g. Independent Quality Review to facilitate approval)
Support to project implementation through advice on procurement strategies, draft tender documents and establishment of Projects Implementation Units
Integrated support in cross-sector projects (e.g. urban development projects in the context of the Smart Cities concept)
Support to the preparation of programmes and schemes (e.g.calls for proposals for non-Major projects, energy efficiency schemes)
Support for the definition and standardisation of project approval criteria and clarification of issues arising during the approval process
Preparation of technical assessments to serve as the basis for policy decisions and regulations