European Projects Management Ltd – EPM (SIA Eiropas Projektu Vadîba) is a Latvia, Riga-based Consultancy Company providing services in various areas related to the EU external assistance projects and EU structural funds projects in Latvia, including ESF projects, related to the SMEs training and competitiveness rising. EPM is managed by high-level professionals, who have worked in the central institutions dealing with Latvia’s EU integration – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, EU Affairs Committee of the Latvian Parliament, European Integration Bureau, EU Information Centre of the Parliament, during the periods before Latvia’s accession, during Latvia’s accession negotiations and after Latvia’s accession to the EU. These experienced experts have actively been involved in setting up the mechanisms for Latvia’s EU integration policy and law approximation process as well as its institutional capacity-building.
EPM and our experts have been involved in various IPA, ENPI, TACIS, UNDP, USAID and bi-lateral assistance projects in Macedonia, Croatia, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Romania related to the policy advice, social service and social inclusion, justice sector reform, EU integration and law harmonisation, EU information, training about EU, coordination of foreign assistance programmes, civil service reforms, grant management, SMEs training.
EPM’s roster includes several experienced experts who are available for long-term and short-term missions in the areas mentioned.
EU enlargement processes, is also an important aspect of EPM’s expertise. The organisation of experience-exchange programmes, study visits, internships and trainings in Latvia is one of the strong competences of EPM. These programmes usually organized in cooperation with the Latvian state institutions – Ministries (Including Ministry of Welfare, Ministry of Economy), Government agencies (including State Employment Agency and Latvian Investment and Development Agency) and the Parliament, thus giving additional value for such activities – building links between the Latvian and beneficiary countries’ administrations. This provides EPM also with an opportunity to invite experts from the state agencies as long-term or short-term experts for the EU projects as well as to have the support and commitments of the Latvian institutions.
EPM in Latvia is actively providing training for the private companies, mainly SMEs, in various ESF funded projects, in order to raise the competitiveness of these companies in local and foreign markets. The training includes topics related to export promotion, improvement of management, production and logistics.