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EUR 444m funding for EU energy infrastructure projects
The European Union is to invest EUR 444 million into 18 priority European energy infrastructure projects involved in electricity, smart grids and gas projects.
EU Court shakes up transparency laws in favour of beneficiaries of CAP funding
On 9 November 2010, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the publlication of the names and information of the beneficiarries of the European Agricultural fund, and the exact amount recieved, constitutes a disproportionate measure with respect to the provisions on transparency.
Cohesion Policy Data platform
Through Cohesion Policy funding, the EU invests approximately €50 billion each year in economic development at the national and regional level (around 34% of the total EU budget). These investments are designed to help EU Member States and regions reach the Europe 2020 goals of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. In order to increase transparency and to promote debate on the performance of EU funding, this open data platform provides information about the investments made and the results obtained (as well as contextual data on the socio-economic situation in each EU country). The figures concerning the outputs of EU Cohesion Policy Operational Programmes are based on reports provided to the Commission by Member States. The data can be reused free of charge, provided that you acknowledge the source (see legal notice). Comments on the data presented here and suggestions of additional datasets are welcome.
A guide to EBRD financing
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) finances projects in 27 countries from central Europe to central Asia. This guide outlines the various forms of financing available from the EBRD. It explains how the financing is provided, the types of projects supported by the Bank and how a project is processed.
ECHO EU humanitarian aid
Since 1992, ECHO has funded humanitarian aid in crisis zones of more than 85 countries via its partners. Its grants cover emergency aid, food aid and aid to refugees and displaced persons worth a total of more than EUR 700 million per year. The European Union’s mandate to ECHO [Regulation (CE) n° 1257/96] is to provide emergency assistance and relief to the victims of natural disasters or armed conflict outside the European Union. The aid is intended to go directly to those in distress, irrespective of race, religion or political convictions. ECHO’s task is to ensure goods and services get to crisis zones fast. Goods may include essential supplies, specific foodstuffs, medical equipment, medicines and fuel. Services may include medical teams, water purification teams and logistical support. Goods and services reach disaster areas via ECHO partners.
European Investment Bank
The European Investment Bank is owned by the 28 EU countries. It borrows money on the capital markets and lends it at a low interest rate to projects that improve infrastructure, energy supply or environmental standards both inside the EU and in neighbouring or developing countries.
Pan-European Venture Capital Fund(s)-of-Funds programme
The Pan-European Venture Capital Fund(s)-of-Funds programme (VC FoF programme) aims to further address Europe's equity gap, the fragmentation of the VC market and to attract additional private funding from institutional investors into the EU venture capital asset class.
EIOPA Report on the fifth Quantitative Impact Study (QIS5)
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published the QIS5 report on 14 March 2011. QIS5 is the fifth and last full quantitative impact study before the Solvency II regime is implemented and the publication of the QIS5 report represents a key milestone in the finalisation of the Solvency II project. Solvency II will introduce on 1 January 2013 a modern, economic and risk-based regulation of insurance and reinsurance in all Member States.
European Investment Project Portal (EIPP)
Are you a project promoter based in the EU, and want to reach potential investors worldwide? Register your project in the European Investment Project Portal (EIPP) and boost its visibility to a large network of international investors! Or are you an investor looking for investment opportunities in areas such as energy efficiency, transport, healthcare, renewable energy, broadband infrastructure or in financing SMEs? The European Investment Project Portal (EIPP) - the meeting place for project promoters and investors - offers a broad choice of viable projects.
Who gets EU funding? EC website gives details of beneficiaries
The "Financial Transparency system" website and search engine allows, for the first time, free access to details of who receives EU funds managed directly by the Commission and its executive agencies. Based on accounting data, it provides a consolidated view of the previous financial year and contains approximately 28.000 entries on Commission-run programmes in policy areas like research, education and culture, energy and transport and certain aspects of aid to third countries. This new search engine will allow users to analyse and compare information on beneficiaries and policy areas more easily. It is one of the building blocks in the Commission's wider European Transparency Initiative (ETI).
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.
European Investment Fund
The activities of the European Investment Fund (EIF) are centred upon two areas, venture capital and guarantees. EIF's venture capital instruments consist of equity investments in venture capital funds and business incubators that support SMEs, particularly those that are early stage and technology-oriented; EIF's guarantee instruments consist of providing guarantees to financial institutions that cover credits to SMEs.
Guide to European Funding for the Non Profit Sector 2011-2012
This fully revised and updated guide constitutes more than ever an essential 210 page handbook giving information on: - EU FUNDING - How is the EU’s budget decided upon? What does it take to be a successful EU fundraiser? - FOUNDATIONS - How can your organization receive co-funding from independent foundations and corporations? (Note that projects are rarely 100% funded by the European Commission). - STRUCTURAL FUNDS, COHESION FUND AND PRE-ACCESSION AID - How do Structural funds work and how can they be accessed? How can you increase your chances of accessing Structural Funds? (Includes a special note on the pre-accession financial instruments and the New Neighbourhood Instrument). - INTERNAL BUDGET LINES - Which lines are open to NGOs? Who to contact? Areas covered include Environment, Energy, Education and Culture, health, Employment & social affairs, Media, Civil Society, Enterprise, etc. -EXTERNAL BUDGET LINES - Which lines are open to NGOs? Is your organization eligible? Who to contact and what to do to apply? (Includes a note on co-operation with specific geographical areas such as with the ACP, Latin America and Asia, Mediterranean countries, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, South East Europe, and Central and Eastern Europe). In addition to providing a comprehensive look into European Fundraising, this Guide offers an important list of tips and contacts, which will allow you, and your organization, to easily find your way through the EU funding labyrinth. Unlike similar publications, which frequently represent a considerable financial investment, ECAS Guide’s is sold at a price that is comfortable and affordable. We offer you to buy the guide and become a “friend of ECAS” for only 50€. For this you will receive a monthly review of EU development relevant to the non-profit sector, alerts to opportunities of making your voice heard in the EU and a monthly or bi-monthly summary of all open calls for tenders or calls for proposals.
EU funding rules information pack
Overview of new financial rules and funding opportunities 2007-2013
Improving how funds are invested and managed
The Commission provides support to Member States in order to help them make the best possible use of the Cohesion Policy funding, and to address problems with implementation. This support has been reinforced for the 2014-2020 funding period.
JASPERS (Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European RegionS)
JASPERS (Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European RegionS) is a major joint policy initiative of the EIB, European Commission (DG REGIO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). JASPERS will assist beneficiary countries (principally the new Member States and acceding countries of the EU) to absorb EU Structural and Cohesion Funds over the next budgetary planning period 2007-2013.
Macro-Financial Assistance to non-EU countries
Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) is a form of financial aid extended by the EU to partner countries experiencing a balance of payments crisis. It takes the form of medium/long-term loans or grants, or a combination of these, and is only available to countries benefiting from a disbursing International Monetary Fund programme. MFA is designed for countries geographically, economically and politically close to the EU. These include candidate and potential candidate countries, countries bordering the EU covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and, in certain circumstances, other third countries.
Guidelines on regional state aid for 2014 - 2020 - Communication from the European Commission
The new Guidelines on national regional aid have been adopted on 19 June 2013 and will enter into force on 1 July 2014. The current regional aid guidelines, which expire at the end of 2013, will be extended until 30 June 2014.
Risk Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF)
The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have joined forces to set up the Risk Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF). RSFF is an innovative scheme to improve access to debt financing for private companies or public institutions promoting activities in the field of: * Research, Technological Development Demonstration, and * Innovation investments. * RSFF is built on the principle of credit risk sharing between the European Community and the EIB and extends therefore the ability of the Bank to provide loans or guarantees with a low and sub-investment grade risk profile (involving financial risks above those normally accepted by investors). The scheme also provides a wealth of opportunities for new and innovative EIB financing solutions directed at the private sector and the research community as a whole.
Access to EU finance
This site will help you to apply for finance supported by the European Union. To access EU finance, click on your country to locate banks or venture capital funds that provide finance supported by the EU.