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Our experts have been involved in research and innovation related projects since 1999. In this section we summarize what you need to know on FP7, the rules of applying for a grant and how to manage a running project.
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the system and the
concept behind, look
through this explanatory
Direct grants support the common
EU objectives. These include
European Union programmes
that beneficiaries - normally
in partnership - can directly
apply for to the EC. Typically
you compete on a European
(even world-wide) level and
sign a contract with the
Indirect grants support normally national / regional objectives. You compete on national/regional
level and individually
or in partnership
implement your project.
Your funding authority
will be a ministry or
a regional agency.
Get to know other funds which give grants e.g. EUROSTARS, ERA-NET, EUREKA, Visegrad Fund, or find support outside the EU budget e.g. World Bank, Norwegian Fund, etc. or even find supplementary
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necessarily grants e.g.
EBRD, EIF, EIB.
Budget: EUR 189,8 million
Legal basis: Council Decision of 5 May 2007 - No 2007/162/EC, Euratom
The Civil Protection Financial Instrument serves to support reinforced cooperation between Member States in the field of civil protection and to complement Member States' efforts related protection of people against disasters, environment and property.
The main objectives of the Civil Protection Instrument are to:
- Help make protection more effective
- Enhance prevention, preparedness and effective response to emergency situations
- Provide logistical support
- Establish and maintain secure common emergency communication and information system
The civil protection financial instrument covers the financial aspects of preparedness and response actions covered by the Community mechanism for civil protection. In terms of response, this covers the requirements of the Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC)* to fulfil its operational functions, as well as
- Preparedness actions such as training, exercises and exchange of experts
- Sharing of best practises to enhance prevention
- Measures to develop warning systems and to improve coordination
- Provision of logistical support
It is implemented through annual call for proposals by different type of procedure from Grants, and Procurement to Reimbursement of expenses. The Director-General for Environment is responsible for ensuring the publication and implementation of the annual work programme***. Indicative annual amounts of €20 million are available for actions within the EU and €8 million for actions in third countries.
The Civil Protection Financial Instrument is open to Member States, Croatia** and to EEA countries. Other third countries (including Turkey and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) may co-operate in activities when agreements so allow. Depending on the Call for Proposals, different potential beneficiaries can participate in the programme (as long as projects are not profit generating):
- State administration bodies,
- International organizations,
- Non-government organizations,
- Commercial companies, including small and medium size enterprises.
Physical persons (individuals) cannot participate.
* It is the operational heart of the Community Mechanism for Civil Protection, operated by the European Commission in Brussels. It gives countries access to the community civil protection platform and available on a 24/7 basis. Any country affected by a major disaster – inside or outside the EU – can launch a request for assistance through the MIC.
** A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Croatia's participation in the Mechanism entered into force in September 2009, making Croatia the 31st Participating State of the Mechanism. Already since May 2008, Croatia participates in all activities covered by the Financial Instrument, which includes inter alia the co-organisation of the Modules Basic Training programme.