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EU provides Iran with EUR 18m development support
The Commission adopted Thursday a first package of EUR 18 million for projects in support of sustainable economic and social development in Iran, including EUR 8m aid to the private sector.
Building Entrepreneurial Mindsets and Skills in the EU - Guidebook Series: Hands-on advice for SMEs
A Smart Guide on promoting and facilitating entrepreneurship education for young people with the help of EU structural funds
Using standards to support growth, competitiveness and innovation - Guidebook Series: Hands-on advice for SMEs
A smart guide on promoting and facilitating SME competitiveness through the development and use of standards with the help of EU structural funds
EU boosts aid to Ethiopia after worst ever El Nino
The European Commission has announced aid for Ethiopia worth some EUR 122.5 million, amidst a worsening humanitarian situation caused by one of the most severe extreme El Nino weather phenomenon on record.
MEPs back new rules for funding of political parties
The European Parliament in plenary Tuesday approved new rules governing the public funding for European political parties and foundations, to ensure that this is used properly and transparently.
75 start-ups, SMEs selected for EU innovation funding pilot
'Blended' grant and equity financing formed part of a funding package for 75 promising start-ups and smaller businesses announced Thursday, in a pilot offer from the new European Innovation Council.
Cooperation - EuropeAid
Europe Aid Development and Cooperation. Grants are direct financial contributions from the EU budget or from the European Development Fund.
eContentplus programme
The eContentplus Programme is a multiannual Community programme to make digital content in Europe more accessible, usable and exploitable. The 4-year programme (2005–08), proposed by the European Commission, will have a budget of EUR 149 million to tackle organisational barriers and promote take up of leading-edge technical solutions to improve accessibility and usability of digital material in a multilingual environment.
EU cuts red tape for awarding EU funds
New implementing rules for EU funds will simplify access to EU funding and cut associated administrative burdens, particularly for SMEs.
On-line tool for SME funding
This tool aims to present the main European funding programmes available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and contains brief information as well as the main web sites for each programme. Please note that the information included is not exhaustive.
Beginners' guide to EU public contracts
How to tender for a Commission contract – with guidance on the different types of contract, finding a contract that's relevant to your business and filling out the forms.
EU SME funding needs better management: auditors
With Brussels allocating over EUR 3.3 bn investment in innovative start-ups through venture capital funds between 2014 and 2022, a comprehensive investment strategy is needed, say EU auditors.
EUR 30bn earmarked for EU research projects 2018-2020
The EU announced its work programme for research and innovation funding over the period 2018-2020 Friday, with EUR 30 billion earmarked for supporting scientific excellence under Horizon 2020.
EU to increase investor protection in EU investment fund market
The European Commission has today completed a programme of improvements to the EU framework for investment funds. The new rules better empower investors by requiring a new standardised fund document, while also setting out in detail the high standards of conduct of business that investment fund managers must comply with.
EUR 6.7 bn EU funding for transport infrastructure
The EU Commission unveiled Friday a list of 195 transport projects set to receive EUR 6.7 billion of funding under its Connecting Europe Facility - expected to unlock additional public and private co-financing to a combined amount of EUR 9.6 bn.
Trans-European Energy Networks
The Trans European Energy Networks - TEN-Energy - are integral to the European Union’s overall energy policy objectives, increasing competitiveness in the electricity and gas markets, reinforcing security of supply, and protecting the environment.
JEREMIE initiative: promoting SME access to finance via Holding Funds
The JEREMIE initiative (“Joint European Resources for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises”) offers EU Member States, through their national or regional Managing Authorities, the opportunity to use part of their EU Structural Funds to finance small and medium-sized enterprises by means of equity, loans or guarantees, through a revolving Holding Fund acting as an umbrella fund. This initiative was developed by the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF), which is part of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group.
EUR 2.1 billion funding boost for European startups
The EU Commission and European Investment Fund launched a Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme Tuesday to boost investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies.
Commission calls for eco-innovation projects from SMEs
The European Commission today launched a €35 million call for projects that turn environmental challenges into business opportunities.
EC greenlights aid for UK farmers
The European Commission has authorised a temporary scheme granting aid of up to EUR 15,000 to British farmers.