EU funding programmes
Direct funding grants from the European Commission or its executive agencies for projects with specific objectives (environment, research, training, etc.).
Indirect funding from national and local intermediaries.
What conditions apply?
Grants provided directly by the Commission:
- serve as complementary financing, the EU does not finance projects up to 100%
- are meant to help projects break even financially; they cannot result in a profit for the grant beneficiary
- cannot be awarded retroactively for projects already completed
- are awarded on a one-grant-per-project basis.
Who is eligible?
Businesses or related organisations (business associations, business support providers, consultants, etc.) running projects that further the interests of the EU or contribute to the implementation of an EU programme or policy.
Projects should have a transnational character, be well thought out and offer added value.
Detailed criteria for eligibility are specified in the call for proposals.
How do I apply?
Calls for proposals are generally published on the Internet site of the responsible Commission Directorate‑General or executive agency. They may also be published in the Official Journal of the European Union - C series.