• Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 01/02/2010

Mercedes Sanchez Varela

Mercedes Sanchez Varela

Head of EU office- EU Relationships Partner

+32 2 708 4349

European Commission case study 

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Benefit of truly integrated behaviour across borders - European Commission


With over 3,000 audits across Europe for its main research and technological development programme and related nuclear research programme, the European Commission was keen to find a firm that would be able to provide the range of skills required consistently across all countries.

The combination of deep insight into the necessary audit procedures and extensive experience of similar projects for the EU, meant that KPMG was able to stand out from the competition and secure the four-year deal. One of the deciding factors for the EU was the demonstration of KPMG’s strongly integrated network across our member firms from 27 EU countries and nine EU-associated countries as part of the KPMG audit team.


The project delivery is to provide audits on the appropriate use of funds allocated by the European Commission for research actions.