About Us

vision

Our vision is to be the leading company in Ireland for EU funding opportunities. 

Our mission is to increase the value of EU funded projects managed by our clients.

mission

our story

Eur Digital Village was founded in 2017, by Elizabeth Gavin following a 19 year career working for various EU bodies in both Brussels and The Hague. Elizabeth grew up in rural north Cork and being from a farming background always took interest in how the EU worked. Her first employer was the European Commission in 1997 and from there built a strong network of contacts, colleagues and most importantly a deep understanding of how the EU machine works.

Elizabeth managed various teams during her career and she was part of the first management team at the EU’s biggest aviation research programme, namely Clean Sky Joint Undertaking;  the first EU public private partnership with the aim of contributing to putting greener aircraft into the sky.

After 6 exciting years at Clean Sky, Elizabeth and her family decided to go back to Ireland. Elizabeth had seen how the EU system works for many years and always felt that Irish businesses, research performing organisation and community initiatives could have more benefit from EU funding opportunities. She decided to start Eur Digital Village in March 2017 and to do so based within the rural economy of north Cork. Since beginning, the business has grown and Elizabeth works with clients across Ireland to support their knowledge of EU funding opportunities in the form of grants.

There is still much work to do to build the capacity across Ireland to enable organisations to be more strategic in their thinking regarding the EU funding landscape and how they can benefit from being involved. While direct funding is of course beneficial, the real strength of becoming a strategic partner with EU counterparts lies in the networking and community that is open for business and information sharing.

Eur Digital Village will continue to grow and has plans to be Ireland’s best-known strategic partner for EU funding opportunities. With our hands-on approach, we aim to support grant applications and increase the levels of EU funding arriving in Ireland and for our international clients using our 22 years of experience.

meet our team

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Elizabeth Gavin

managing director

Rachel

Project Coordinator

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Marketing and HR) from UL and a post graduate diploma in Project Management from UCC. Rachel has over 16 years’ industry experience having held previous pan European and global roles in the area of Projects, HR Operations, and Compensation and Benefits. She also has experience in researching, developing and drafting project proposals as well as the project management of these applications.

Laura

Proposal writer & Policy research

Laura is currently studying for a Master of Science in Sustainable Development at University College Dublin. Laura has a legal background, she works on proposal writing and policy research, with a particular focus on sustainability.

Fiona

Administrative Support

Fiona has a background in providing administration support having spent more than 20 years working as a personal assistant and legal secretary in a large Irish law firm. Fiona provides administration support to Eur Digital Village.

Sharon

Proposal writer & Research assistant

Sharon is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (LLB with Pol Science and M.Phil in International Peace Studies). Sharon also has past experience in an international NGO dealing with funding opportunities and awarded funded projects. Sharon provides support in research for client work, proposal writing, project administrative management and sectoral research for Eur Digital Village.

Shane

Marketing

Shane is currently a 3rd year Marketing student at Munster Technological University. Shane works on the traditional and digital Marketing for Eur Digital Village as an intern with his main focus being Social Media marketing.