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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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If you want to understand
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
sources that are not
necessarily grants e.g.
EBRD, EIF, EIB.
Budget: EUR 1047 million
The programme seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding among young people and educational staff of the diversity of European cultures, languages and values by supporting international co-operation between public education institutions in all Member States. It focuses on the first phase of education, from pre-school and primary to secondary schools. It helps young people acquire the basic life skills and competences necessary for their personal development, for future employment and for active citizenship.
- Increasing the mobility of pupils and educational staff in different Member States
- Enhancing and partnerships between schools in different Member States
- Encouraging language learning, innovative ICT-based content, services and better teaching techniques and practices
- Developing the quality and European dimension of teacher training
- Improving pedagogical approaches and school management
- Individual and group mobility: at least 80% of the Comenius programme’s budget is dedicated to student and teacher exchanges
- International school partnership: joint learning programmes with other schools and co-operation actions between organisations responsible for any area of public education in order to promote regional co-operation
- Multilateral projects launched for the development and implementation of innovation and good practices which contribute to the development of the education systems especially in the areas of teacher training