Phone: +32 (0) 2 808 21 06

Your Partner for

We are passionate about our work and are specialized in finding
tailor-made solutions for EU-related issues.

We are passionate about our work and are specialized in finding tailor-made solutions for EU-related issues.

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Originally founded as a spin-off of a large service audit group, InterRecherche is an experienced consulting firm focussing on EU-funding and advocacy. Over the last 15 years, our team has been involved in European projects and advocacy mandates in various fields, especially Industry, Transport, Energy, SMEs, Infrastructure, Education and Health.

We look forward to introducing our team and network and provide you with references upon request.

  • Trained German lawyer (attended universities of Cologne, Bonn and Düsseldorf).
  • He started his career in a law firm in Cologne and is still acting as a lawyer and a member of the Bar Association.
  • Stefan has successfully managed InterRecherche since 1998. He operates in Brussels and is responsible for the strategy of the company and its interaction with the European Institutions in Brussels.
  • Stefan speaks German, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch fluently.
Stefan Zickgraf Managing Partner
  • Frédéric studied European policy and economics in France, Switzerland and Canada. He holds master degrees from the University of St. Gallen and Sciences Po Paris in European Affairs and Governance.
  • In addition Frédéric is a certified and authorized translator and interpreter (German – English – French).
  • He was awarded the degrees of "business mediator" and "negotiator" by the European Business School (Executive Education).
  • Frédéric became a managing partner at InterRecherche in 2012. He has been successfully operating his own business in Germany for over seven years and is responsible for European project development within InterRecherche.
Frédéric Maas Managing Partner

InterRecherche - Your Partner for EU-Affairs

You focus on your project idea,
we take care of the rest!


We specialize in EU-funded projects, especially:

  • Research and Innovation: Horizon 2020
  • Trans-European Networks: Transport, Energy, Telecoms
  • Structural Funds
  • Tailor-made funding for Small and Medium Enterprises
  • European Investment Bank Projects
  • EU-tenders

Our service portfolio comprises:

  • Comprehensive application and project management
  • Strategic counselling regarding programme policies
  • Legal support regarding EU projects
  • Studies at EU-level
  • Successfully promoting your project at EU-level
  • Seminars and coaching

Through our team and network we offer high-level strategic advocacy services.

EU Advocacy and Dispute Management

Our expertise especially covers:

  • Enterprise and Industry
  • Transport and Energy
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Health and safety at the workplace

Our service portfolio comprises:

  • Regulatory strategies
  • Interim management for business associations
  • Coaching and mediation for disputes
  • Strategic negotiation management

Office Address
Avenue Chazal 147,
B-1030 Brussels, Belgium

Phone: +32 (0) 2 808 21 06
Fax: +32 (0) 2 808 21 05

Conditions Générales


Located at the heart of the European quarter in Brussels, InterRecherche offers you its excellent network, an international and experienced team as well as tailor-made service solutions for your EU-funding needs.

You can find us at the following address, just a few minutes away from the European Commission and the Council.

Legal Address
Rue Vanderlinden 126
B-1030 Brussels

VAT n°: BE 0450 4903 68
Company number:

European Transparency Register: 88245551633-86

Managing Directors:
Stefan Zickgraf, Frédéric Maas

Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection


The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Rue Vanderlinden 126
B-1030 Brussels

Managing Directors:
Stefan Zickgraf, Frédéric Maas

Telephone: +32 (0) 2 808 21 06

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the Belgian State in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Data collection on our website


Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

4. Plugins and tools


Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at and in Google's privacy policy at