We support companies to develop their activities at a European level and their processes of internationalisation.
We are Monica and Riccardo, 2 freelancers having integrated their competencies and skills derived from different professional fields, creating the brand “WE4EU ☆ We for you, we for Europe”. We live in Italy, Piedmont and Sicily, we work at a distance and we’ve created a design lab going beyond the physical space.
We use the web as a means of daily work and our notebook computers as an office and we meet mainly during training and professional events.
We take care of all those activities necessary for the elaboration, technical writing and presentation of projects—that is, requests for funding addressed to public and private entities managing and allocating funds, in response to specific calls.
We focus our attention on current issues that we believe to be the strategic direction and leverage of the economic and social future development—circular economy, sustainable development, entrepreneurship, business internationalisation, training, culture, tourism, social integration, ICT, digitalisation and innovation—and we follow the activities of project scouting, project design and project proposal management.
We tackle these “key topics” in close collaboration with customer, using a participatory approach from the early stages of developing the original idea and sharing needs and objectives in the co-creation of projects at a local and European level.
We design by objectives, applying the standardised methodology and technical procedures adopted and officially recognised by the European Commission.
On the issues of our interest, in addition to the design in the strict sense, we also provide advice to the customer who wants to assess the goodness of his/er project idea or be updated on the most suitable calls for his/er profiling, or who is interested in being involved in a European project, or in finding the partners necessary to optimise a partnership.
Furthermore, we provide informative design on programs, funding instruments and European, ministerial and regional calls, producing—”on demand”—documents and contents (such as dossiers, slideshows and technical data sheets), also for the web.
We address both those who care about the planning and development of the territory—such as public entities, both those who daily work on the territory—such as companies, associations, professional firms and private bodies.
We apply the concept of hub to financial design, becoming a point of connection among those who have an idea but not enough resources to realise it, the donor/financer, the partners and the experts in the sector.
In transports, a hub is a turning-point, a large international transit airport where many air routes are based and which collects most of a country traffic; in computer science and telecommunications, a hub is a concentrator, a network device that connects multiple transmission lines. In designing, we of WE4EU are a catalyst of ideas, a promoter of innovative initiatives in response to specific needs, the center of those who want to make “project” what is a simple intuition.
To give added value to our proposals, we consider strategic to activate collaborations with experts and groups of professionals who we believe highly reliable and with whom we share the same objectives. In this collaboration we find the same concept of design hub in which heterogeneous ideas and professional competencies converge, that is a “connector” of professionalism able to offer the Client the best design solution.
Monica Michelis ★
Expertise: EU projects design; Digital Strategy; Information and Editorial Design.
With an academic curriculum in Business and Economics, a solid background in the ICT and Web Content Design fields and a big love for the natural world, today I’m focusing on helping enlightened entrepreneurs to take care of and heal the Nature, fostering the transit to a circular economy model.
Web designing allowed me to put together some of my predispositions: creativity, logic and technical writing; in fact I consider myself “a creative in the technical sense”. After 15 years of web stuffs experience, I decided trying to capitalise my economic competences, silent in the years of computer love, and thus, after a specialisation in European Union projects design, I moved into EU projects area as a funding consultant and project designer, project broker and manager. Today as a freelance remote worker, based in Italy I collaborate at a distance from Piedmont with Riccardo in Sicily throughout our brand WE4EU ☆ We for you, we for Europe.
I am also an Information and Editorial Designer, thanks to the expertise gained in drafting technical documentation.
I am an Argentine tango dancer in love for over 18 years, backpacker, passionate of couple dances, travels, languages and different cultures, very curious of the Nature world; I am an independent spirit with a strong ability to adapt myself to new environments and situations; so I can interact well in a multicultural environment with good communication skills.
Riccardo Scelfo ★
Expertise: EU funding, project design; Financial, managerial and cost accounting; Auditing.
I have studied and acquired professional skills and competences in the field of accounting, control and management of SMEs, dealing with support and assistance for the creation and maintenance of management and accounting systems in various application contexts.
In the recent years, I expanded my professionalism to consultancy in research, selection of the main European funding sources and elaboration of project proposals complying with the requirements of the European programmes, through the use of the main methodologies and design techniques required by the European Commission.
I work with Monica, Italian like me, under the “WE4EU ☆ We for you, we for Europe” brand, a hub of European projects design supporting organisations and professionals in the development of their activities at a European level and in their innovation and internationalisation processes.
My motto is: «make sure that your ideas don’t remain such, but become real projects!»