about inproof


Inproof – international project office – assists organisations in implementing European projects efficiently and effectively via tailored and straightforward advice, tools, training and coaching, with a focus on the social profit sector and schools.

We write project drafts for organisations who do not have the time to find out all details & requirements of EU Calls for Proposals. We also take care of copywriting for your website, in English or Dutch.

For schools, inproof develops real-life case studies for pupils, containing competencies which teachers wish to test or evaluate within their target group, e.g. as part of the course project or office management.



Co-operate across sectors, create, diversify

Inproof wants to help reinforce the competitive edge of organisations by stimulating innovative and constructive alliances between civil society, enterprises, research institutes, universities and public authorities at all levels. Connecting is key.

Connecting is key

Example: Via our network, we spot organisations and schools/universities who have a specific theme they would like to work on, but they do not have any available resources to write a project application, let alone contact potential partners in the country and/or in Europe. We set a meeting and explore how we can cooperate. Inproof also suggests partners and contacts them. For social profit organisations, inproof works on a’ no cure, no pay’ basis.


Get organised, anticipate, initiate, perform

Inproof helps out organisations in transforming ideas into concrete project proposals which can potentially be financed via European Union funding programmes, national funding agencies or other sponsoring programmes in the EU Member States. Entrepreneuring is key.

Entrepreneuring is key

Example: Organisations contact inproof or vice-versa. Together and without any obligation, we look at appropriate funding opportunities and take action to turn the project idea into a project proposal and eventually to reality.


Implement, evaluate, improve, learn

Inproof supports organisations in executing project, in evaluating their work programme, project plans or reports or revising project proposals. Inproof also assists in upgrading the skills of the organisation’s project officers via coaching, training or targeted advice. Above all, inproof focuses on continuous learning and sharing information, ideas and experiences.

Learning by doing is key

Example one: your organisation is managing a (European) grant of this size for the first time. You could use some hands-on advice on your overall work plan and how to coordinate all tasks and activities. Your project manager needs to learn him/herself, you do not want to outsource the work completely, so you ask inproof to coach internally and to provide training without taking over.

Example two: You need to report to the European Commission or your National Agency on the progress you made or they have asked you to improve quite a lot of things for the coming period. You are a bit lost as to where to begin and/or what they expect from you. Inproof can help you out.

Who is behind inproof?


Katrijn Dekoninck set up her own organisation, inproof, in 2014. She has been active on the European scene since 2001 and has extensive experience in managing small and large-scale projects, writing project proposals and organising international events. She has been working both in the social profit and profit sector.

She wrote tens of successful applications over the past 15 years, with a focus on the Erasmus + Programme (e.g. the Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig & Daphne Programme), the Progress Programme (now the EU Programme on Employment and Social Innovation – EaSI) and ESF (European Social Fund). She successfully coordinated large projects for other organisations and managed an operational grant from the European Commission for a European network in Brussels. She also trained EU officials on the use of competencies in selecting staff.

She acts as an evaluation expert for the National Agency in Flanders, Belgium and has been certified by the European Certification and Qualification Association (ECQA).

She delivers presentations in different countries about European funding, effective project management and the value of entrepreneurship.

She currently follows a Master in Public Management and Public Policy at the University of Ghent.

Inproof is currently a partner or external evaluator in diverse European projects.

Inproof works mainly in English and Dutch, but also masters the French language.

current projects

In the light of the new disability strategy 2017-2023 of the Council of Europe, inproof drew up a study about awareness-raising of the rights of persons with disabilities. The publication is available online: https://rm.coe.int/final-study-awareness-raising/168072b421

STEPS is an EU funded European project about de-institutionalisation of people with disabilities. The project shares knowledge and training methods, such as co-delivery of training. Five countries (BE/FI/HU/RO/UK) are involved in this two-year project, which started in October 2015. Inproof fulfils the role of dedicated internal evaluator.


The EMiSC EU funded project delivers support for the role of mentors in social care at entry level, with a formal curriculum and a mentor training course, a mentoring assessment tool and an exploration of ways of promoting formal recognition of such skills. This three-year project, which started in September 2015 brings together 10 partners from 8 countries. Inproof carries out project monitoring and evaluation and leads a working group on formal and informal recognition of professional skills.




international project office

Katrijn Dekoninck (Ms)
ECQA Certified EU Project Manager
Tel: +32 (0)477/22 79 68