The European Union is about opportunities

The EU is investing in your future. In every country in the Union, the results are visible.

EU risk capital enables start-up success

The German online shop tausendkind is among thousands of innovative firms that received EU support for innovative business ideas.

Childhood dream: Mangalica pig farmer

Hungarian food science graduate Zsóka Fekete fulfilled her childhood dream of setting up her own farm with help from EU funding.

EU loan helps rose oil producer meet international demand

In the Bulgarian rose valley, Ina EOOD set up a new production line with EU support.


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EU investments create opportunities

Support to get projects off the ground, tailored grants and schemes available at all stages and ages of life, smart lending to trigger additional investments, targeted funding to modernise, develop and interconnect… The European Union is about opportunities that deliver concrete benefits, boost job creation and make a difference locally.

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EU investments make a difference near you

EU investments trigger improvements that matter in our everyday lives: better education, modernised healthcare, greener energy, new transport infrastructure, advanced technology, are just a few examples. The results are visible in every town, every region and in the most remote corners of the continent.

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The stories behind EU investments

Behind every EU investment, there are people's stories. Stories of new recruits, workers, farmers, self-entrepreneurs, school children, apprentices, beekeepers, researchers, merchants, students, transport users, artisans… They are best placed to tell about their experience. This platform puts the spotlight on a collection of stories that are happening in the EU right now.

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A selection of relevant projects

An airbag helmet for cyclists

Malmö-based company Hövding has developed an innovative cycling helmet as a result of years of research and development. It is designed as a discreet collar worn around the neck. The collar contains a folded airbag that is deployed in the event of an accident and encases the cyclist's head.
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Job’In: the one stop shop for entrepreneurs

Job’In tackles unemployment in Wallonia by helping jobseekers to set up their own companies. With 50% of its funding coming from the EU, it employs 28 people at 7 sites across the region.
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A new way to fight tumours

Every year in Germany, around 7,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour and treatment is necessarily complicated. In 2011, MagForce from Berlin patented an alternative method of treatment using nanoparticles. With EU backing, their approach is showing the first signs of success.
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