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SME funding allocated to innovators across Europe
246 smaller businesses (SMEs) from 24 countries were selected Monday for financial support from the EU's SME Instrument - a funding mechanism under the EU's Horizon 2020 research programme.
EU development aid EUR 75.5 billion in 2016
The European Union and its Member States have consolidated their place as the world's leading aid donor, with official aid reaching EUR 75 bn in 2016, according to new figures.
Facilitating Transfer of Business - Guidebook Series: Hands-on advice for SMEs
A Smart Guide on promoting and supporting the transfer of businesses with the help of EU structural funds
The Smart Guide to Service Innovation - Guidebook Series: Hands-on advice for SMEs
How to better capitalise on service innovation for regional structural change and industrial modernisation
Panorama Magazine Nr 40 - Winter 2011/2012 - Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 investing in Europe's Regions
Panorama Magazine is the quarterly magazine of the actors of regional development. This edition of Panorama gives you an overview of the Commission’s proposals for cohesion policy after 2013 as well as comments from some of the key stakeholders.
European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) Award
The European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) Award recognises and advances innovation in European cities. How to apply, news about the contest and full details of previous years' results.
New EU R&D programme aims for EUR 100 billion
The European Commission continued its detailed proposals for the EU's next long-term budget Thursday, announcing the new Horizon Europe programme of EUR 100 billion for research and innovation.
EU looks to key partnerships to help tackle migrant crisis
A new focus on third country partnerships in conjunction with development aid to tackle the root causes of migration was promised by the EU Commission in a new plan set out Tuesday.
New EU measures to ease access to structural funds
The EU adopted yesterday new measures aimed at simplifying management rules for the structural and cohesion funds to help regions tackle the crisis. The changes should help to facilitate access to the funds and accelerate flows of investment at a time when public budgets are under pressure.
Experts propose simpler access to EU funds
Faced with the prospect of Brexit and a diminishing EU Budget, a group of independent Cohesion Policy experts presented its final report Tuesday for a simplified EU funds framework after 2020.
EU looks to extend flagship investment plan
The European Commission looked Wednesday to extend its flagship Investment Plan for Europe beyond 2018, hailing its achievements in creating jobs and 'getting Europe investing again'.
LIFE programme: EUR 222 m for environment, nature and climate action
The Commission approved Thursday an EU investment package of EUR 222 million to support Europe's transition to more sustainable and low-carbon future under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action.
France-Spain energy link receives EUR 578m EU funding
EUR 578 m of EU money is to be channelled into a major electricity interconnection project between Spain and France, as part of the EU's Connecting Europe Facility infrastructure investment instrument.
Checklist for EU innovation and research funding
In order to determine which programme or funding source is the most relevant to support your idea, Cordis has identified 6 key questions that will guide you to the relevant funding opportunities: Am I eligible for a given programme or funding source? Is my type of research, innovation or enterprise development activity eligible? What about my timeframe? What type of financial support can I obtain? Who else is involved in the project? Can I apply for funding in my location?
Disaster assistance - European Union Solidarity Fund
The European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) was set up to respond to major natural disasters and express European solidarity to disaster-stricken regions within Europe. The Fund was created as a reaction to the severe floods in Central Europe in the summer of 2002. Nine years later, it has been used for 45 disasters covering a range of different catastrophic events including floods, forest fires, earthquakes, storms and drought. 23 different European countries have been supported so far for an amount of more than 2.4 billion euros.
European Union support programmes for SMEs
An overview of the main funding opportunities available to European SMEs. January 2012 edition. The European Union provides support to European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This is available in different forms such as grants, loans and, in some cases, guarantees. Support is available either directly or through programmes managed at national or regional level, such as the European Union’s Structural Funds. SMEs can also benefit from a series of non-financial assistance measures in the form of programmes and business support services. This guide aims to present the European programmes available to SMEs and contains brief information as well as the main web sites for each programme. Please note that the guide is not exhaustive.
EU approves EUR 243m environment funding
The European Commission approved funding of EUR 243 million from the EU budget Thursday for projects under the LIFE programme supporting nature, the environment and quality of life.
Green light for European sustainable development fund
A European fund for sustainable development to support investments in African and neighbourhood countries will be set upo later this week, following Monday's agreement by the EU Council of Ministers.
States who violate rule of law could lose EU funds, say MEPs
Governments who interfere with courts or fail to tackle fraud and corruption will risk suspension of EU funds, according to a draft law endorsed by the European Parliament on Thursday.
Brussels conference pledges support for Afghanistan
An international conference has pledged support worth a total of EUR 13.6 bn, cementing a 'partnership for prosperity and peace' between the Afghan government and the international community.