Senior advisor European project development and management

IDEA Consult is a driven team of experts who contribute to current social issues in an innovative way. Tomorrow's society does not demand 'business as usual', but entrepreneurship, innovation and new partnerships. We support our clients in increasing their impact based on new insights and tools.

To further expand our project development and management team, we are looking for a:

Senior advisor European project development and management

Turning ambitious plans into reality

Partly prompted by European objectives, cities, municipalities, provinces and Flanders have great ambitions in terms of sustainability, liveability and economic transition. Ambitions and plans are a good start, but unfortunately insufficient. We are looking for an experienced consultant to help boards and organisations convert these ambitions into strong project proposals for European funding and to support them in implementation (project management).

Together with Vanden Broele, the IDEA team is the architect of With this online tool, we cover the entire spectrum of European, Flemish, provincial and private subsidy channels. Based on our knowledge of European funding channels (e.g. Interreg, LIFE, Horizon, etc.), we advise and support our clients in order to deliver successful projects and execute them properly.

Will you be our new colleague?

  • You know the European funding frameworks, follow up calls and proactively advise our clients on grant opportunities;
  • You know how to translate policy ambitions into strong, innovative projects and grant proposals. You have affinity with important priority themes in the funding frameworks (energy, climate adaptation, circular economy, mobility, tourism and heritage,...);
  • You are strong in process coordination and management. You guide various partners towards the end result, organise and animate consultations, and ensure that project planning, delivery and budget are respected.
  • You are familiar with interim substantive and financial reporting and final reporting.
  • You will be a helpdesk for European consortia and questions from project partners.
  • You will organise, coordinate and chair meetings and consultations.
  • You are fluent and creative in communication, both spoken and written;
  • You are entrepreneurial and collaborate in building the IDEA grants team.

What do we offer?

  • Full-time employment as a consultant European project development and management;
  • A varied job, with projects around social and governance themes (digitalisation, innovation, circularity, climate, social inclusion, softening, etc)
  • Collaboration with passionate colleagues working around regional development, innovation, area development and new forms of governance;
  • Flexible work organisation (home/office) and a stimulating corporate culture;
  • Contacts with local and supra-local administrations throughout Flanders;
  • On-the-job training, internal and external training and networking activities;
  • A competitive remuneration package and fringe benefits.


Applications accompanied by CV should be addressed to IDEA Consult, attn Steven Knotter, tel 02 282 17 10.

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