European Affairs


Partner Lead: Bill Blakemore

We have experience of working in many different capacities in a European context. Bill Blakemore is a key player at the European Level.  He has worked extensively with officials in the European Commission, acting as a Project Rapporteur and Evaluator on numerous EU-funded projects. Bill has successfully bid for European Funding to support client project activity. 

Our European affairs services include:
European Project work
  • Identifying sources of European grant funding to subsidise a project you are planning.
  • Working with you to assemble the consortium of partners you may need to put together a successful funding bid.
  • Identifying officials within the European Commission who can advise you about their plans and policy priorities. Meeting relevant Commission staff is to be recommended before you submit a proposal for project funding.
  • Carrying out a trial evaluation of your proposal in advance of submission, in order to improve its chances of success.
  • Managing the European project once you have successfully won the grant funding.
European influencing work
  • Carrying out an assessment of a European policy area and working with you to identify key stakeholders to target, in order to provide a channel for your views into the European legislative process.
  • Assisting with your preparation for EU high visibility events, such as conferences and workshops. 


View Bill's presentation "Demystifying the EU", given on 17th November 2009 in Brussels to a group of UK civil servants and business people as part of an Industry & Parliament Trust study tour.


For more information about how the PEP Partnership LLP could help you with EU matters, please email or call Bill on 0118 931 3616.

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