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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
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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 30-40 million annually
This instrument is used solely for supporting economic transition in medium income countries by promoting policies that are tailored to specific country needs with the overall objective of stabilizing the financial situation and establishing market-oriented economies.
- Supporting political and economic reforms
- Stabilising financial situation
- Establishing market-oriented economies
MFA financial support is released on basis of the fulfilment of economic and financial conditions set out in the Memorandum of Understanding agreed between the Commission and the authorities of the recipient country. The support generally takes the form of medium/long-term loans or grants, or a combination of these, and it implemented in association with support programs from the IMF and the World Bank. The support from MFA, in certain cases, can be combined with contributions from other external assistance programmes to create synergies and to facilitate the implementation of reform measures. For each country, the combination of different instruments to be used is decided in the Country Support Strategy (or country Action Plan). As a rule, the funds are paid to the Central Bank of the beneficiary country, but their final destination is generally left to be decided by the authorities in agreement with the IMF.
The assistance is primarily concentrated on the Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia and Montenegro), particularly those that formerly comprised the Republic of Yugoslavia. In addition to these, according to a Council decision, a few Newly Independent States (Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, and Russia) and the countries of the Mediterranean, a region that also receives other forms of macroeconomic support under the ENPI.