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Are you a film producer? Go to Media.
Are you a climate change researcher?
Go to Research, Environment and Climate Change.
Are you a social worker? Go to Social affairs, Employment or Citizenship.
And so on...
If you know the name of the programme - go to Index, which lists all programmes in alphabetic order.
We have more than 50 programmes described in more details.
All of the programmes are included in the policy are section.
Follow the discussions and decisions made on the future of the 2007-2013 programmes. What is Horizon 2020 or Erasmus for All and what will be the main changes compared to FP7, CIP and LLP?
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.
Besides the main regional policy instruments – Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund, in order to improve conditions for the access to finance for entrepreneurs and regions in the EU, the European Community has introduced special programmes: the Community Initiatives. These Initiatives apply various solutions to common problems throughout the Community in order to identify the most efficient and effective. They are partly financed through the EU Structural Funds/Cohesion Fund and by supplementary or other sources (such as EIB & EIF, CEB, EBRD etc.). If they prove to be successful they may be mainstreamed and become an instrument in the next coming programming period or included in other instruments.