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

Smart playgrounds for children

Children are increasingly playing on electronic devices at home rather than having fun in playgrounds. Due to lack of exercise and unhealthy diets, more and more suffer from obesity. EU funding has helped Bulgarian firm Playground Energy to develop playgrounds that turn kinetic energy from play into sound and light. This encourages children to move more and live healthier lives.
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Fresh pomegranates from Greece

Alfeios Rodi is an innovative social enterprise established by friends and colleagues to combine the cultivation, storage, processing and sale of pomegranates. The aim is to develop a new superfood and gradually turn the Peloponnese and Continental Greece into one of Europe’s main pomegranate-growing areas.
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Energy on Borkum gets smarter

Under the NETfficient project, scientists are developing and testing a range of smart storage technologies for different types of renewable energy on the North Sea island of Borkum. These include second-life electric vehicle batteries, ultracapacitors, lithium-ion batteries, hydrogen fuel cells and a hybrid energy storage system. Supported by EU funding, the project will help Borkum to become energy self-sufficient.
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