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ECHO EU humanitarian aid by EUbusiness — last modified 28 May 2010, 16:10 CET
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.
Who gets EU funding? EC website gives details of beneficiaries by EUbusiness — last modified 09 October 2008, 13:01 CET
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 by EUbusiness — last modified 29 March 2007, 16:39 CET
New implementing rules for EU funds will simplify access to EU funding and cut associated administrative burdens, particularly for SMEs.
European Investment Fund by EUbusiness — last modified 08 August 2006, 22:54 CET
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.
EU funding rules information pack by EUbusiness — last modified 29 March 2007, 16:22 CET
Overview of new financial rules and funding opportunities 2007-2013
JASPERS (Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European RegionS) by EUbusiness — last modified 31 July 2006, 20:32 CET
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.
Risk Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF) by EUbusiness — last modified 05 June 2007, 15:47 CET
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.
Brussels conference pledges support for Afghanistan by EUbusiness — last modified 06 October 2016, 19:34 CET
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.
EUR 444m funding for EU energy infrastructure projects by EUbusiness — last modified 19 February 2017, 21:38 CET
The European Union is to invest EUR 444 million into 18 priority European energy infrastructure projects involved in electricity, smart grids and gas projects.
Guidelines on regional state aid for 2014 - 2020 - Communication from the European Commission by EUbusiness — last modified 20 June 2013, 17:00 CET
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.
Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) - EU Guarantees by Ina Dimireva — last modified 01 March 2011, 18:32 CET
The overall objective of CIP is to improve access to finance for the start-up and growth of SMEs and to invest in innovation activities, including eco-innovation. The European Investement Fund provides its financial intermediaries with capped guarantees, partially covering portfolios of financing to SMEs. These are known as EU Guarantees, provided under the SME Guarantee Facility.
Commission to cut research funding red tape by EUbusiness — last modified 07 May 2010, 23:36 CET
The European Commission has set out its plans to simplify the procedures for taking part in EU-funded research projects. The Commission hopes that cutting red tape in this way will entice the very best researchers to get involved in the framework programmes.
MEPs back fresh EU money for low-carbon technologies by Ina Dimireva — last modified 12 March 2010, 00:52 CET
Euro-MPs have approved fresh EU funding for the development of innovative low-carbon technologies to help cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020.