How EU funding works

EU investments help bring to life or grow great ideas and projects from around the continent. Because funding is open to everyone – from individuals to companies of all sizes – as well as local, regional and national organisations and governments; EU investment has made a difference to the lives of millions of people across Europe. Funding is made available in various ways, including grants, loans and guarantees, subsidies, prizes and public contracts.

How does EU investment 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 trigger improvements that matter in our everyday lives. The investEU campaign tells the stories behind EU support that got projects off the ground, contributes to more jobs, better education, modernised healthcare and transport infrastructure, greener energy and modern technology, everywhere in Europe.
The investEU campaign was designed to allow for partnerships. This page is dedicated to any third party interested in endorsing or co-branding this campaign as part of its own activities. All materials can be used extensively to promote EU action for jobs, growth and investment in combination with your own communication activities.

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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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How to get my project funded

Find open and upcoming calls for funding proposals, get background information on funding processes and programmes, and apply online.

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