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Funding Programmes

There are several European opportunities that allow SMEs, Universities, Research establishments and individuals to fund original ideas and innovative research. Here you will find the main funding programmes and their overviews.

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Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab …

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SME Instrument

Businesses can now get EU funding and support for innovation projects that will help them develop and expand into other countries – in Europe and beyond.The funding is available through the SME Instrument, part of the EU's Horizon 2020 programme.What Support Is AvailableThe SME Instrument offers small and medium-sized businesses:funding …

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European Research Council (ERC) grant

Are you a researcher with an excellent scientific profile and with visionary research projects in mind that you want to realise in Europe? The European Research Council (ERC) has a funding scheme that will meet your needs.The European Research Council supports frontier research, cross disciplinary proposals and pioneering ideas in …

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Erasmus +

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn't just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it …

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European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot

The Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot aims to support top-class innovators, start-ups, small companies and researchers with bright ideas that are radically different from existing products, services or business models, are highly risky and have the potential to scale up internationally.Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn't just have …

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3rd Health Programme

The Health Programme is a funding instrument to support cooperation among EU countries and underpin and develop EU health activities. The legal basis for the Health Programme is agreed with the European Parliament and the Council for a period of several years.The EU is required to ensure that human health …

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Creative Europe

Creative Europe is the European Commission's framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. Following on from the previous Culture Programme and MEDIA programme, Creative Europe, with a budget of €1.46 billion (9% higher than its predecessors), will support Europe's cultural and creative sectors.Eligible SectorsCultureCulture sector initiatives, such …

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EU Programme for Employment and Social

The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme is a financing instrument at EU level to promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions.EaSI is managed directly by the European Commission. It brings together three …

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MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS Research

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions support researchers at all stages of their careers, regardless of age and nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines are eligible for funding. The MSCA also support cooperation between industry and academia and innovative training to enhance employability and career development.How to get startedTo get funding, either …

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Interreg : European Territorial Co-operation

European Territorial Cooperation (ETC), better known as Interreg, is one of the two goals of cohesion policy and provides a framework for the implementation of joint actions and policy exchanges between national, regional and local actors from different Member States. The overarching objective of European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) is to …

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European funding programmes and expected

The intensive preparation of the framework for the new programming period for the European funding programmes has begun and is in full speed. This article describes the upcoming changes that will take place after 2020. Despite the fact that the details regarding the new framework are still under negotiation between Member …

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Coronavirus’ consequences on CEF projects

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) of the European Commission issued an information note addressed to Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) beneficiaries, which analyzes all the changes concerning the specific projects due to the Coronavirus pandemic. INEA’s announcement contained the following information:So far INEA has not received any supplementary payment credits …

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