GrantXpert Consulting


GrantXpert Consulting is a Cypriot-based consulting, research and VET training organisation, with a cumulative expertise of more than 30 years in European and national funding programmes. The team’s mission is to deliver solutions, stemming from multi-disciplinary strategic partnership on an EU level, tackling new European societal, digital & green challenges.

The team has a proven, core expertise in providing VET and adult training as well as consulting services to local and EU organisations, and a track-record in implementing research work on entrepreneurial, business, social/psychological and other educational topics. Currently, their network of EU partners consists of more than 900 in all member states, enriched on a continuous basis, and the team includes 14 experienced professionals, with a diverse research and training portfolio.  

Contact persons:

Celia Hadjichristodoulou,

Marianna Demosthenous,  



Job-Pairs is an award winning non-profit organisation founded in 2013 by Maria Vakola & Ioannis Nikolaou, both professors of Athens University of Economics & Business.
The organisation is designed to empower graduates & young professionals, help them to enter into the labour market and grow further into the workplace, by acting as a “bridge” between them and senior executives.

During the past years, more than 1.500 young people have received mentoring services while more than 900 executives have participated as mentors. The initiative has been supported by 26 multinational & Greek companies and important organisations like the Greek People Management Association. Job-Pairs got 2 awards for being innovative in targeting youth unemployment (HR Excellence Awards 2014 by Hellenic Management Association and HR Awards 2015 by Boussias Communications).

The team consists of organisational psychologists and Human Resources professionals, involved in mentoring processes as tools to foster employability and professional development.

Contact person:

Maria Angelopoulou,



CESIE is a European Centre for Studies and Initiatives based in Palermo, Sicily.

It is a non-profit, apolitical, and non-governmental organisation. It was established in 2001, inspired by the work and theories of the pacifist Danilo Dolci (1924-1997). CESIE links local, national and international contexts and is committed to stimulating development and change in educational, cultural, and economic spheres through the creation and use of innovative tools and methods.

CESIE is active in the field of employability promotion and social inclusion of disadvantaged groups (e.g., people with a migrant background and from ethnic minorities, disabled people, people living in socio-cultural disadvantage, etc.) on a daily basis.

Contact person:

Francesca Conti,



CATRO Bulgaria is а leading HR consultancy company in Bulgaria, part of a broader international consultancy group for education and training – dieBerater®.

Building on this international experience and combining it with the local expertise of highly qualified national experts, CATRO Bulgaria offers its clients leading know-how in talent acquisition of experts and managers, career coaching for personal development, organisational change, HR Consultancy in the field of performance management, employee engagement, employer branding.

In addition, the organization provides holistic training programmes for developing leadership potential, emotional intelligence, stress and time management, work-life balance, neuro-science based programmes and Employee Аssistance Programmes for psychological consulting on individual and team level, webinars and mediation services.

Contact persons:

Anelia Dimitrova,;

Lilia Georgieva,



Pulso Group is a spin-off of the Leuven University with joint ventures in Lisbon, Paris and Athens and provides a wide range of psychosocial well-being and HR related services and products. Established in the early 1990’s in Belgium, Pulso Group continues to grow and to expand its services across Europe. Today PULSO is operating via affiliated companies and partners in many European countries, including Benelux, France, Germany, Portugal, Greece, etc.

Pulso Group is globally recognised as a visionary and innovator company of reference in the field of Employee Assistance and innovative evidence-based tools and services for assessing and impacting psychosocial well-being. The Company assists organisations in developing and implementing their well-being strategies, policies and programmes. Main topics of intervention include well-being, stress and burn-out, engagement, resilience, (job)satisfaction, lifestyle, cooperation, safety attitude and their link with productivity.

Contact person:

Konstantinos Giannakopoulos,

Institute of Development LTD


The IoD is an organisation established in 2003. It aims to promote a positive outlook towards life and work experiences, boost the creativity, resilience, wellbeing, engagement and overall performance of individuals and organizations. Its vision is to contribute to the improvement of the society’s quality of life through the continuous development of the individual, the family, the human resources of businesses and educational organisations.

In order to achieve its vision, IoD offers a wide range of services such as research, consulting and training as well as services for the effective management of HR, ranging from strategic HR planning, career development and general support. It has participated in a number of EU projects that include applications of positive psychology, character education, creativity, arts and development of employability skills that aim to support different target groups such as youth, primary and high school students, parents, teachers, VET-trainers, unemployed and workers.

Contact person:

Vicky Charalampous,

Evie Michailidis,