Leveraging support in the new normal: EU and local funding schemes

Leveraging support in the new normal: EU and local funding schemes


Date: 17 September 

Time: 14:00

During this session, Simon and Emanuel will be giving an overview of EU co-financed and Malta government funded assistance programmes for Maltese entities. These support schemes have been created or updated as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in the view of the current stage in the EU’s current financial programming cycle. Participants will be able to identify potential opportunities for support and their requirements.

Who should attend 

  • Business owners
  • Financial controllers
  • CFOs
  • Accounting and audit professionals
  • Anyone who would be interested in tapping EU Funds or local fund schemes

CPE Accreditation

1 Hour Professional CPE


Send an email to events@mt.ey.com with your details.

This is a free event.


Simon Barberi | Director | Strategy and Transactions

Simon introduced EU Advisory Services when he joined EY in 2004. He has more than 20 years of professional experience with local and European business organisations. Simon provides various EU and national related services including EU programme and project evaluation, market research, EU funding identification and pursuits, training, policy analysis, and impact assessments. Simon has in-depth knowledge of the EU’s Cohesion Policy, the implementation of Structural Funds and of Malta’s EU Funding Programmes. He has assisted various private and public entities identify and pursue financial and other support over the past 15 years. For the last 10 years he has also led the Malta Attractiveness Survey, EY Malta’s flagship initiative on Foreign Direct Investment into/in Malta.  Simon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Public Policy and a Masters of Arts in European Studies, both from the University of Malta. 

Ingo Gunar Bunzeck | Senior Manager  | Tax Consultant | EY Belgium

Ingo is currently Senior Manager at EY in the Segment of Global R&D and Innovation services. His core tasks are business advisory and project structuring for public/ private/ governmental stakeholders involved in joint, pan-European industrial projects looking for EU financing. In his function he strategically addresses the business planning and analyses opportunities to secure financing and funding opportunities.   He has more than 10 years of experience in project structuring and business planning for large cross-regional industrial projects including acquisition of finance. He and his team have been involved in 50+ funding applications on national and European level to help acquire more than €1 billion of public funding, including lenders such as the EIB. 

Emanuel Farrugia | Director | Tax, Accounting, Compliance & Reporting

Emanuel has experience in directing and successfully coordinating multi-functional, international and local audit engagements, which include both EU-IFRS or local GAAPs reporting.  Apart from providing assurance and accounting services, Emanuel also participated in various advisory assignments including but not limited to the administration of an insurance company, ECB asset quality reviews and business re-engineering projects. Emanuel is currently leading a COVID-19 team of specialists from EY Malta, providing regular updates on the local and international emergency measures as well as assisting clients in understanding which measures are relevant and applicable for their businesses. 


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