EFCA argues for stronger involvement and visibility in identification phase of projects   


To prepare bankable projects in the EU partner countries, the European Commission should create enabling environments for European engineering consultancies.

 

In a follow-up letter to DG DEVCO (International Cooperation and Development), EFCA highlights our industry’s key role in providing knowledge and experience in quality investment projects under the EU blending frameworks.

EFCA also reiterated its request for early and easy access to all relevant information on business opportunities, preferably through the use of a single centralised website.

 

Finally, EFCA proposed to DG DEVCO to reconsider the introduction of a traineeship scheme in each and every development project. Such scheme would allow tenderers to propose young staff (recent graduates and with less than 5 years of experience) and to recover the cost through a specific budget line in the reimbursable expenses of the financial offer.


Members' Projects

Austria : Robot therapy for stroke victims
There are 20,000 stroke victims per year in Austria, and some 15 million worldwide. In 80% of these cases, damage to the central nervous system reduces motor functions. Improved therapeutic treatment raises the quality of life, and can even lead to a return to work in some cases.