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Európai Uniós támogatások:
az ötlettől a projektig 1. nap A három napos tréning bemutatja az EU közvetlen támogatási programjait, kiemelten a Versenyképességi és innovációs keretprogramot (CIP), a 7. Kutatás-fejlesztési keretprogramot (FP7), környezetvédelmi programokat (LIFE+) és az élethosszig tartó tanulást támogató programokat (LLP). A KKV-k szemszögéből bemutatja a programokban rejlő lehetőségeket, segít hozzáférni a közvetlen támogatások nagy presztízséhez és forrásaihoz. Az EU közvetlen támogatási programjai (120 perc)
Melyik a megfelelő finanszírozási program a számunkra? Az EU finanszírozási szerkezete, a különbségek az FP7, CIP, LLP, LIFE+ és a strukturális alapok között. Példák kutatási projektek finanszírozására. Feltételek és részvételi szabályok. Az EU programok rendszere (60 perc)
A pályázatok rendszere, az EU programok logikája. Fontos eltérések a Strukturális Alapok pályázataitól, bírálatától és elszámolásától. Az EU portáljai. A munkaprogram és a felhívások. A bírálat szempontjai. Az ötlettől a projektig (60 perc)
Hogyan lehet készülni a pályázat kiírása előtt? Mi számít innovációnak? Mik lehetnek a kutatás-fejlesztés céljai? Projektfejlesztés és menedzsment a gyakorlatban, projektgenerálás, partnerkeresés. Pénzügyi szempontok (60 perc)
Pénzügyi szabályok, finanszírozási korlátok, fizetési feltételek, a kockázat elkerülése. Hogyan kell elkészíteni a projekt költségvetését? Költség-kategóriák, költségszámítási módszerek és a rezsi számítása. Az EU közvetlen támogatási programjai (120 perc)
Az EU programok rendszere (60 perc)
Az ötlettől a projektig (60 perc)
Pénzügyi szempontok (60 perc) 2. nap Bevezetés a projektfejlesztésbe
- az első lépések (60 perc)

Projektfejlesztés a kezdetektől
– FP7 pályázatírás (180 perc) Bevezetés a projektfejlesztésbe - az első lépések (60 perc)
Felhívás értelmezése, alapszabályok, projektjavaslat-tervezés alapjai, tartalomfejlesztés és pályázatírás. világos projektötlet (saját és az EU célok, időtartama, költségvetés, feladatok, költségek)
az előzetes munkaterv és a munkafolyamatok (WP leírások - deliverables),
a megfelelő konzorcium, a feladatok elosztása,
a projekt eredményei (teljesítések),
a szükséges erőforrások listája (személyhó – person-month, költségek, tartós fogyasztási cikkek, stb.)
előzetes költségvetés. EU Funds 3.nap FP7 projektjavaslat közös kidolgozása (240 perc) FP7 projektjavaslat közös kidolgozása (240 perc)
Egy konkrét, a részvevők által a helyszínen kiválasztott ötlet alapján FP7 projektjavaslat közös kidolgozása. Kiscsoportos szimulációs gyakorlatok on-line projektíró szoftverrel. Other funds & instruments The funds listed in this section are not necessarily connected to the European Union, usually initiated by group of (member) states and target different regions. They have a separate management and implementations system. The programmes are run by a variety of actors, consisting of non EU and EU Member States but they all include a specific target group within a specific field and are managed by according to their own specific rules. EEA & Norway Grants
EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EUREKA - Eurostars Programme
Visegrad Fund
IFIs - The World Bank Group & IMF
EDFI - European Development Finance Institutions EEA & Norway Grants

Period: 2009-2014
Budget: EUR 1 79 000 million*
Legal basis: (9899/10 – 20 July 2010) Council Decision on the signing and provisional application of an Agreement between the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on an EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, an Agreement between the European Union and Norway on a Norwegian Financial Mechanism for the period 2009-2014
Link: http://www.eeagrants.org/, http://www.eu-norway.org/

The current mechanisms are the successor of the previous financial instruments running from 2004 to 2009. These new funding schemes aim at reducing social and economic disparities in the European Economic Area and strengthening their relations with the beneficiary states in the five-year period.

Objectives

Environmental protection and management
Combat against climate change and increase the share of renewable energy
Support research and scholarship
Protection of cultural heritage
Promotion of decent work


Supported activities

Actions supported in key areas and priority sectors of the beneficiary countries such as environment and climate, health, research, education and culture, decent work and civil society, the judiciary and human resources.

Implementation

Actions supported in key areas and priority sectors of the beneficiary countries such as environment and climate, health, research, education and culture, decent work and civil society, the judiciary and human resources.

Eligibility

The EEA Grants is available to the 12 most recent EU members plus Portugal, Greece and Spain (with Spain receiving transitional support in the period 1 May 2009 – 31 December 2013), while the Norway Grants is earmarked for the 12 newest members. Public and private sector bodies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), national, regional and local authorities, education and research institutions, environmental groups, voluntary and community organisations can apply for funding.

Comments

* Norway representing 97% of this amount; as an average EUR 357.7 million is distributed per year distributed as follows: EUR 197.7 million will be made available per year through the EEA Financial Mechanism (the EEA Grants) and EUR 160 million through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism (the Norway Grants).

** Once the legal framework has been agreed on, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway will conduct negotiations with the respective beneficiary states on which thematic fields will receive funding, culminating in the signing of individual Memoranda of Understanding. EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Legal basis: 90/674/EEC – Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement establishing the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (19 November 1990)
Link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/homepage.shtml

The EBRD is an international financial institution promoting entrepreneurship and investing primarily in the private sector. It is owned by 61 countries and two intergovernmental institutions, the European Union and the European Investment Bank (EIB) and supports projects in 29 countries, from central Europe to central Asia.

Objectives

Promoting policies that will bolster the business environment in the targeted countries
Supporting countries in moving closer to a full market economy


Supported activities

The EBRD provides project financing for banks, industries and businesses, both new ventures and investments in existing companies. It also works with publicly owned companies, to support privatisation, restructuring state-owned firms and improving municipal services. It finances projects in most sectors such as agribusiness, energy efficiency and transport, manufacturing, municipal and environmental infrastructure, natural resources, tourism and telecommunications, information technology and media.

Implementation

Most power is dedicated to the Board of Directors*, which is responsible for strategic directions. The EBRD prepares detailed strategies for each of its countries of operations, adapting its financial tools and working methods to the opportunities and needs of each country and project. The level and pattern of demand for EBRD financing vary depending on the country’s stage of transition and its attractiveness to private sector investors. The bank tailors each project to the needs of the client and to the specific situation of the country, region and sector. Direct investments generally range from EUR 5 million to EUR 230 million. In case of a greenfield project the financial contribution provided by the bank is up to 35% of the total project cost. Smaller projects are financed both directly by the EBRD and through financial intermediaries. However, there must be additional funding from the sponsors, which must be equal or greater than the banks investment.

Eligibility

The EBRD operates in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, FYROM, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Comments

* Members are delegated by the Board of Governors (governors are appointed by each member). EUREKA - Eurostars Programme

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 800 million**
Legal basis: Co-decision of the European Parliament and European Council, based on Article 169 of the European Union Treaty
Link: http://www.eurostars-eureka.eu/

Eurostars Programme is a joint initiative between EUREKA and FP7. It aims at providing funding for market-oriented research and development specifically with the active participation of R&D-performing small and medium-sized enterprises***. It is a European innovation programme managed by EUREKA*.

Objectives

Bringing increased value to the economy, higher growth and more job opportunities
Improving availability of joint national and EC funding for Eurostars-approved international research projects, led by R&D-performing SMEs, in any area of technology
Enabling companies to develop closer working relationships with the European research community


Supported activities

Actions can address any technological area, but must have a civilian purpose and be aimed at the development of a new product, process or service.

Implementation


Eurostars projects are funded primarily through national research schemes. The amount of funding and costs eligible for funding are therefore vary between member countries.

Eligibility

Altogether 32 European countries participate in the Eurostars Programme (out of the 40 EUREKA members****). These are: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and The United Kingdom. Organisations based outside the member countries of Eurostars, may still be eligible to participate in a project in addition to the minimum of two participants established in two different Eurostars member countries*****. Any type of organisation (small and medium-sized enterprise, large company, university, research centre) can participate in the Eurostars project consortium; however, projects must be led by a research-performing SME from a Eurostars member country and the role of the SME participants in the project should be significant (at least 50% of the project’s core activity should be carried out by SMEs).

Comments

* EUREKA is an intergovernmental network launched in 1985, to support market-oriented R&D and innovation projects by industry, research centres and universities across all technological sectors. It is composed of 39 members, including the European Community. Its network offers project partners rapid access to skills and expertise across Europe and national public and private funding schemes.
** It comes from three main sources: national funds from EUROSTARS member countries (app. EUR 300 million); European Commission funds from FP7 (app. EUR 100 million) and private sector funds (EUR 400 million).
*** In the Eurostars programme a research-performing SME dedicates at least 10% of its turnover or full-time equivalent to research activities.
****Each EUREKA member country is eligible to join to the Eurostars Programme according to decision of national EUREKA authorities.
***** More information on possible participation in Eurostars projects national project coordinators should be contacted (full list and contact details of National Information Points can be found at: http://www.eurekanetwork.org/in-your-country. Visegrad Fund

Budget: EUR 6 million yearly
Legal basis: Agreement Concerning the Establishment of the International Visegrad Fund (9 June 2000)
Link: http://www.visegradfund.org/

The purpose of the Visegrad Fund is to facilitate and promote the development of closer cooperation among the four funding countries (he Czech Republic, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland and the Slovak Republic) and with other countries, especially but not exclusively non-EU member states in Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and the South Caucasus by supporting common cultural, scientific and educational projects, youth exchanges, cross-border projects and tourism promotion.

Objectives

Enhance co-operation among the funding countries in the filed of education, culture and tourism.
Support common cultural heritage


Supported activities

In case of grants the following activities can receive funding:

Cultural cooperation actions
Scientific exchange and research activities
Education and youth exchange
Cross-border cooperation activities
Tourism promotion activities



Master Scholarships and the below types of postgraduate scholarships are supported:

Intra-Visegrad scholarships
Out-going scholarships
In-coming scholarships
Scholarship program for Belarusian and Ukrainian students


Implementation

The Fund is implemented via the following schemes:

Small/Standard/Strategic Grants
Scholarships (VSP)
Artist residencies (VARP)



The application method (online or offline), eligibility rules, funding rate, evaluation criteria and implementation modes vary from scheme to scheme.

Eligibility

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), municipalities and local or regional governments, schools and universities, but also private companies and individual citizens from the Visegrad Group countries (and other countries) are eligible for grants support. For scholarships the citizens of the following countries can apply: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine. IMF | IBRD

IFIs - The World Bank Group & IMF

Legal basis: IBRD Articles of Agreement last amended (February 16, 1989.); IDA Articles of Agreement (September 24, 1960); IFC Articles of Agreement; MIGA Convention and ICSID Convention.
Link: http://www.ifc.org, http://www.miga.org

The "World Bank Group" integrates five closely associated organisations that work collaboratively to reduce poverty in developing countries: the World Bank, which integrates the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association (IBRD and IDA) and three other agencies, namely the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).* Above you can find information related to IBRD’s assistance and IMF (for more information on the specific aims and activities of the other organisations please visit their website). EDFI - European Development Finance Institutions

Link: http://www.edfi.be/

The association is a group of 15 bilateral institutions offering long-term funding for private sector enterprises in emerging and reforming economies.

Objectives

Fostering co-operation among its members and to strengthening links with institutions of the European Union
Providing finance for investment in the private sector of developing economies
Promoting responsible corporate governance


Supported activities

Providing funds, either as equity participation, loans or guarantees, to foreign or domestic investors
Providing funds for technical assistance, feasibility studies, and management consultancy, as well as serving as channels for policy implementation in the areas of responsible governance


Implementation

Funds are provided, either as equity participation, loans or guarantees, to foreign or domestic investors. These investors will then initiate or develop projects in industry fields or in countries in which the traditional commercial banks are reticent to invest in without some form of official involvement.

Eligibility

The European Development Finance Institutions typically invest in either public or private-sector projects, or sometimes both, with special attention of the investment needs of developing countries and emerging markets. Direct support Indirect support Supplementary sources Indirect support accounts for more than 76% of the budget. The main sources of indirect financing go to regional, agricultural and external support. In case of indirect support, competition is on a national level and interested proposers should contact the implementing authority to get information on application procedures and priorities. Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries EAGF - European Agricultural Guarantee Fund
EAFRD - European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
EFF - European Fisheries Fund External Assistance IPA - Instrument for Pre-Accession
DCI - Development Cooperation Instrument
ENPI - European Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument
MFA - Instrument for Macro-Financial Assistance
EIDHR - European Instrument for Promoting Democracy & Human Rights
IfS - Instrument for Stability
NSCI - Nuclear Safety Co-operation Instrument
Humanitarian Aid Structural Funds The Structural Funds are allocated by the European Union as part of its regional policy. They aim to reduce regional disparities in terms of income, wealth and opportunities, with special focus on Europe's poorer regions. The Structural Fund share the second largest item of EU expenditure and made up of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF).The Funds can be used for a wide range of activities including supporting innovation, enterprise and business development, protecting and enhancing the environment, supporting specific sectors of regional economies, delivering active labour market policies and improving skills. ERDF - European Regional Development Fund
ESF - European Social Fund
PEACE III Programme
Community Initiatives
INTERREG ERDF - European Regional Development Fund

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: app. EUR 203 000 million
Legal basis: Regulation (EC) No 1080/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006 on the European Regional Development Fund and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1783/1999 Council Regulation; (EC) No 1083/2006 of 11 July 2006 laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999; and Corrigendum to Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 of 11 July 2006
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/funds/feder/index_en.htm

The ERDF aims to strengthen economic, social and territorial cohesion in the European Union by reducing inequalities and supporting territorial co-operation between its regions.

Objectives

It contributes to all three objectives of regional policy with different priorities each.





1




Under the Convergence objective, ERDF focuses on modernising and diversifying economic structures as well as safeguarding or creating sustainable jobs.


2




Under the Regional Competitiveness and Employment objective, the ERDF provides support to sustainable development strategies with emphasis on promoting employment; the main priorities are:


Strengthening regional capacities for research and technological development, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship
Cleaning up polluted areas, increasing energy efficiency, promoting clean public transport within towns
Improving the uptake and efficient use of ICT, in particular by SMEs



3






Under the European territorial cooperation objective the ERDF provides support for the establishment and development of transnational cooperation joint strategies for sustainable territorial development of cross border activities.



Supported activities

Direct aid to investments in enterprises (focus on SMEs) to create sustainable jobs
Infrastructures related to research and innovation, telecommunications, environment, energy and transport
Support via financial instruments such as capital risk funds, local development funds, etc. for regional and local development and encouragement of cooperation between cities and regions Technical assistance


Implementation

ERDF is implemented at a national level by a managing authority. Calls for proposals and tenders are published in the national language and potential applicants should contact the managing authority in his/her country for more information. For detailed information on implementation, see description under regional policy description.

Eligibility

Under the three objectives selected NUTS* regions (on different NUTS level, depending on the country and objectives) of the 27 EU Member States are eligible for funding.

Convergence objectives

NUTS 2 regions whose GDP (Gross Domestic Product) per inhabitant is less than 75% of the Community average are eligible for funding under this objective. Namely: the whole territory of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania and Slovenia; selected regions of Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Untied Kingdom and the certain oversees territories of France (Guadeloupe, Guyane, Martinique, Reunion). Additionally a phasing-out system is granted to those regions which would have been eligible for funding under the objective if the threshold of 75% of GDP had been calculated for the EU at 15 and not at 25 (a particular region(s) of Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom).

Regional Competitiveness and Employment objective

All regions which are not covered by the Convergence objective or by the transitional assistance (NUTS 1 or NUTS 2 regions depending on the Member States) are eligible for funding. Additionally a phasing-in system is granted until 2013 to NUTS 2 regions which were covered by the former Objective 1 but whose GDP exceeds 75% of the average GDP of the EU-15.

European territorial cooperation objective

Cross-border cooperation addresses NUTS 3 regions along all internal land borders and certain external land borders plus all NUTS 3 regions along maritime borders separated by a maximum distance of 150km.
For interregional cooperation: all regions in Europe are eligible.



Eligible expenditures must be incurred between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2015; the maximum rate of co-financing is between 75-85% for the Convergence and Territorial Cooperation objective and between 50-85% in case of Competitiveness and Employment Objective.

Comments

*Nomenclature des Unités Territoriales Statistiques is a geocode standard developed by the EU for referencing the administrative division of countries for statistical purposes. ESF - European Social Fund

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: app. EUR 75 000 million
Legal basis: Regulation (EC) No 1081/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006 on the European Social Fund and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1784/1999; Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 of 11 July 2006 laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999; Corrigendum to Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 of 11 July 2006
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/esf

The ESF is set up to reduce differences in prosperity and living standards across EU Member States and intends to improve employment and job opportunities across the member states of the European Union. It finances actions under the Convergence and the Regional Competitiveness and Employment objective.

Objectives

Reinforcing economic and social cohesion
Contributing to the creation of better and sustainable jobs
Supporting regions for a changing economic and social environment in an era of globalisation


Supported activities

ESF supports actions related to:

Lifelong learning and adoptability of workers and enterprises
Integration of unemployed, women and migrants in the labour market
Fighting discrimination in the labour market
Reforming education system and improving human capital


Implementation

The strategy and the budget of the fund is negotiated and decided between the EU Member States, the European Parliament and the Commission. On this basis, seven-year Operational Programmes are planned by Member States together with the European Commission. These Operational Programmes are then implemented at a national level by a managing authority. Calls for proposals and tenders are published at a national language.

Eligibility

A wide range of organisations, both from the public and private sector (from regional and local authorities, educational and training institutions, non-governmental institutions, trade unions, works councils, industry and professional associations to individual companies) can apply for funding. PEACE III Programme

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 333 million
Legal basis: Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 of 11 July 2006 laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999
Link: http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/index/finance/european-funding/eu-funding-2007-2013/peace_iii_programme_2007

The EU Programme for Peace & Reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland is a unique programme under the Structural Funds aiming at reinforcing progress towards a peaceful and stable society and promoting reconciliation in the region. It is included under the European Territorial Co-operative Objective funded by ERDF.* In addition to the other Structural Funds Programmes in Ireland and Northern Ireland, funding for the PEACE III Programme is additional to national spending.

Objectives

Reconciling communities (e.g. building positive relations at the local level)
Contributing to a shared society (e.g. creating shared public spaces)


Supported activities

Promoting a participative bottom up approach (the priority will seek supporting the active role of people, communities and voluntary organisations in decision making which directly affects them)
Promote activities on a regional level and/or cross-border basis: actions to ensure the active involvement of women, youth or other identified groups in strategic actions that contribute to programme objectives
Providing funding for new shared public spaces and helping address the issues of physical segregation
Developing new and innovative approaches for changing the physical environment in a way which maximises potential for reconciliation and economic development


Implementation

The programme’s management is decentralised; the Managing Authority of the programme is a Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

Eligibility

Eligible region: Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland (the Border Region comprises counties Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Leitrim, Sligo and Donegal).

Comments

* The Programme is one of three Operational Programmes in Northern Ireland (including the Territorial Objective Programme) and one of four Operational Programmes in Ireland (including the Territorial Objective Programme). Besides the main regional policy instruments – Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund, in order to improve conditions for the access to finance for entrepreneurs and regions in the EU, the European Community has introduced special programmes: the Community Initiatives. These Initiatives apply various solutions to common problems throughout the Community in order to identify the most efficient and effective. They are partly financed through the EU Structural Funds/Cohesion Fund and by supplementary or other sources (such as EIB & EIF, CEB, EBRD etc.). If they prove to be successful they may be mainstreamed and become an instrument in the next coming programming period or included in other instruments. INTERREG

Period: 2007-2013
Legal basis: Council Regulation No 1083/2006: legal background for Cohesion Policy, Council and Parliament Regulation No 1080/2006: legal background for ERDF, Commission Regulation No 1828/2006: rules for implementing Cohesion Policy funds
Link: INTERREG IV A, INTERREG IV B

INTERREG IV is continuation of the known INTERREG III (2000-2006) Community Initiative, a programme financed through the regional policy instruments, particularly the Structural Funds.

Supported activities

All projects require collaboration between at least two countries. Officially titled the European Territorial Cooperation Objective (see objective three under ERDF), the programme is better known as the 4th INTERREG. Divided into three main strands (A, B, and C) the programme covers Cross-Border, Transnational and Interregional Cooperation respectively; a couple of these are even further sub-divided. Calls for proposals are issued by secretariats representing these sub-divisions.

Implementation

Interreg IV Strand A – Cross-Border Cooperation



Objectives

To develop cross-border economic, social, and environmental activities between EU Member States


Supported actions

52 cross-border programmes exist within this framework aiming to encompass all the issues brought
up by cross-border “analysis and response strategies”. Topics covered include:

Employment issues, including entrepreneurship and equal opportunities
Maintaining and developing connections between urban and rural zones
Better management of shared natural resources
Expansion of transportation and communication networks
Further developing shared infrastructure

Interreg IV Strand B – Transnational Cooperation



Objectives
To engage specific targeted regions in transnational cooperation activities



Supported actions
13 transnational programmes are covered which represent the following regions:
Northern Periphery, North Sea, Central Europe, South East Europe, Indian Ocean Area, Baltic Sea, Atlantic Coast, South West Europe, Caribbean Area, North West Europe, Alpine Space, Mediterranean, Acores-Madeira, Canarias (Macaronesia)



More information
Regional Development Programmes 2007-2013



http://www.northernperiphery.eu/en/home/
http://eu.baltic.net/
http://www.nweurope.eu/
http://www.northsearegion.eu/
http://atlanticarea.inescporto.pt/
http://www.alpine-space.eu/
http://www.central2013.eu/
http://www.interreg-sudoe.org/
http://www.programmemed.eu/index.php?id=5175&L=1



Interreg IV Strand C - Innovation and Environment : Regions of Europe Sharing Solutions



Objectives
To support EU regions collaboration across two main pillars:

innovation and the knowledge economy
environment and risk prevention

Supported actions

Lisbon and Gothenburg Objectives
Three networking sub-programmes include Urbact, Espon, and Interact

Implementation
Funding is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and varies between 50 and 85% depending on the country. However, the fund does not provide pre-financing but only reimbursements.



More information
http://i4c.eu



Eligibility

EU-27, Norway and Switzerland Cohesion Fund Cohesion Fund Cohesion Fund

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: app. EUR 70 000 million
Legal basis: Council Regulation (EC) No 1084/2006 of 11 July 2006 establishing a Cohesion Fund and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1164/94 Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 of 11 July 2006 laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/funds/cf/

The Cohesion Fund is a structural instrument designed to support the least prosperous Member States* to help catch-up with other Member States and to stabilize their economies while supporting sustainable development (actions in the frame of the Convergence objective). It finances major projects in the fields of transport, energy and environmental protection.

Objectives

Help economic progress by


• Stabilising economies
• Contributing to sustainable development and the improvement of transport infrastructure

Supported activities

The Cohesion Fund is implemented through two types of projects:

Transport infrastructure projects - support is provided to the development of transport infrastructure as outlined in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) guidelines (railways, road traffic, inland waterways, civil air transport, etc.).
Environment projects - support is available to implement projects in line with the Community Environmental Policy, covering areas of sustainable development such as energy efficiency, renewable energy and transport projects (outside the priority fields of TEN-T) in order to help achieve the objectives of the EC treaty and in particular projects in line with the priorities of the relevant Environment and Sustainable Development action plans.

Implementation

The Fund is implemented at a national level by a managing authority. Calls for proposals and tenders are published in the national language and potential applicants should contact the managing authority in his/her country for more information. The size of individual allocations for each country is determined on the basis of population, total area of the country, GDP per capita and socio-economic factors related to the transport infrastructure system. Maximum rate of co-financing is 85%.

Eligibility

The eligible countries for the Cohesion Fund are the least prosperous Member States of the EU whose Gross National Product (GNP) per capita is below 90% of the EU-average. This currently includes the 14 new Member States plus Greece and Portugal. Spain is eligible only on a transitional basis (Phasing-out system) **.

Comments

* Member States whose Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the Community average.
** It is granted to Member States which would have been eligible for the Cohesion Fund if the threshold had stayed at 90% of the GNI average of the EU at 15 and not at 25. EIB Group - European Investment Bank & European Investment Fund
EDF - European Development Fund
EUSF - European Union Solidarity Fund
EGF - European Globalisation Adjustment Fund The instruments listed here have their own management structure but their implementation is coordinated in parallel with main EU Funds (such as the Cohesion Fund and Community Initiatives). They usually complement the main EU Funds or financing specific objectives partially covered by the main instruments. Community Programmes

Period: 2007-2013

Community Programmes are instruments launched by the European Commission to promote co-operation between Member States in the fields of different EU policies. They are multi-annual programmes with well-identified objectives and implemented via call for proposals or public procurement. Each programme establishes its own rules for participation; financial and reporting rules are outlined in the supporting documents. All Member States are eligible to participate in the Community programmes, except in the rare case when they opt out. Most of the Community Programmes are managed directly by the European Commission and competition takes place at a European level. For further details on the specific programmes (objectives, supported activities, implementation and eligibility etc.), please click on the programmes’ name. Community programmes Civil Protection Financial Instrument
CIP - Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme
Consumer Programme 2007 - 2013
Culture 2007 Programme
Customs 2013
Europe for Citizens
Fiscalis 2013
FP7 - Seventh Framework Programme
Fundamental Rights and Justice
Galileo
Hercule II.
ISA - Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations
LIFE+ - Financial Instrument for the Environment
LLP - Lifelong Learning programme
Marco Polo II.
Media 2007
Pericles Programme
Progress
Public Health Programme
Safer Internet Programme
Security and Safeguarding Liberties Framework programme
Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows Framework Programme
TEN-E - Trans-European Energy Networks
TEN-T - Trans-European Transport Networks
Youth in Action Civil Protection Financial Instrument

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 189,8 million
Legal basis: Council Decision of 5 May 2007 - No 2007/162/EC, Euratom
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/echo/civil_protection/civil/prote/finance.htm

The Civil Protection Financial Instrument serves to support reinforced cooperation between Member States in the field of civil protection and to complement Member States' efforts related protection of people against disasters, environment and property.

Objectives

The main objectives of the Civil Protection Instrument are to:

Help make protection more effective
Enhance prevention, preparedness and effective response to emergency situations
Provide logistical support
Establish and maintain secure common emergency communication and information system


Supported activities

The civil protection financial instrument covers the financial aspects of preparedness and response actions covered by the Community mechanism for civil protection. In terms of response, this covers the requirements of the Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC)* to fulfil its operational functions, as well as

Preparedness actions such as training, exercises and exchange of experts
Sharing of best practises to enhance prevention
Measures to develop warning systems and to improve coordination
Provision of logistical support



Implementation

It is implemented through annual call for proposals by different type of procedure from Grants, and Procurement to Reimbursement of expenses. The Director-General for Environment is responsible for ensuring the publication and implementation of the annual work programme***. Indicative annual amounts of €20 million are available for actions within the EU and €8 million for actions in third countries.

Eligibility

The Civil Protection Financial Instrument is open to Member States, Croatia** and to EEA countries. Other third countries (including Turkey and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) may co-operate in activities when agreements so allow. Depending on the Call for Proposals, different potential beneficiaries can participate in the programme (as long as projects are not profit generating):

State administration bodies,
Universities,
International organizations,
Non-government organizations,
Commercial companies, including small and medium size enterprises.

Physical persons (individuals) cannot participate.

Comments

* It is the operational heart of the Community Mechanism for Civil Protection, operated by the European Commission in Brussels. It gives countries access to the community civil protection platform and available on a 24/7 basis. Any country affected by a major disaster – inside or outside the EU – can launch a request for assistance through the MIC.

** A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Croatia's participation in the Mechanism entered into force in September 2009, making Croatia the 31st Participating State of the Mechanism. Already since May 2008, Croatia participates in all activities covered by the Financial Instrument, which includes inter alia the co-organisation of the Modules Basic Training programme.

*** http://ec.europa.eu/environment/funding/grants_en.htm
CIP - Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 3 621.3 million
Legal basis: Decision No 1639/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/cip/

The Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) works to increase the competitiveness of European enterprises, in particular of SMEs. It facilitates access to finance, support innovative activities, including eco-innovation, provide business support services, accelerates the development of a sustainable, competitive, innovative and inclusive information society and promotes energy efficiency and new and renewable energy sources in all sectors, including transport.



CIP is further divided into three operational programmes, which have their own specific objectives and each managed by a different Directorate General (DG).

EIP – Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme
ICT-PSP – Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme
IEE – Intelligent Energy Europe


Implementation

Each one of these pillars has a separate annual work programme published on the website of the relevant specific programme. In these work programmes all activities to be carried during the year are specified. The calls for proposals are published on the CIP website (news area) and on the web pages of each CIP programmes.

Eligibility

Entities established in Member States, EEA countries, Candidate and Western Balkan countries are eligible for funding (for the list of countries, please visit the description of the specific programmes). Consumer Programme 2007 - 2013

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 156.8 million
Legal basis: Decision No 1926/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/index_en.htm

This current Consumer Programme replaces the former Programme 2004-2006 (Decision 20/2004/EC). It aims to contribute to the protection of health, safety, plus the economic and legal interests of European citizens and intends to integrate consumer interests in all Community policies, furthermore places a special focus on consumer protection and consumer awareness in the New Member States.

Objectives

The main objectives of the programme are to:

Ensure a high level of consumer protection (through better representation of consumer interests and improved information on consumer-related data)
Ensure the effective application of consumer policy rules (through cooperation between authorities and organisations responsible for the implementation of consumer legislation, information, education and dispute resolution.)


Supported activities

Collection, exchange and analysis of data and information that provide indication for the development of consumer policy
Development of assessment tools that provide a scientific support on the safety of consumer goods and services
Support for scientific advice and risk evaluation
Preparation of legislative and other regulatory initiatives
Financial support for European consumer organisations
Capacity building for regional, national and European consumer organisations through training of staff members
Actions to improve the effective applications of the Community
Consumer policy legislation
Legal and technical expertise (including studies for the assessment of the implementation and enforcement of consumer protection legislation)
Actions on information, advice and redress
Actions on consumer education


Implementation

An annual programme (which sets out the various budget items for consumer policy to be absorbed on that given year) is established by the Commission every year and then it is submitted to the Consumer Financial Programme Committee (CFPC)* for revision.

Eligibility

The following countries are eligible for support:

Member States
EEA countries
Candidate Countries
Western Balkan countries
Third countries covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy


The following organisations are eligible for funding:

Public bodies
Non-profit organisations
Non-governmental and non-profit European consumer organisations
Consumer protection officials


Comments

* The CFPC is composed of the representatives of the 27 Member States of the EU. They meet formally at the last quarter of every year in order to give their opinion on the annual work programme through a vote. Culture 2007 Programme

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 400 million
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/culture/index_en.htm, http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/culture/index_en.htm

The Culture 2007 Programme intends to enhance the cultural area common to Europeans through the development of cultural cooperation between the creators, cultural players and cultural institutions of the countries taking part in the programme and to enhance Europe’s shared cultural heritage through the development of cross-border co-operation between cultural operators and institutions.

Objectives

The main objectives of the Culture 2007 programme are to:

Promote the transnational mobility of people working in the cultural sector
Support the transnational circulation of works and cultural and artistic products
Promote intercultural dialogue


Supported activities

Three different strands are used in the pursuit of the above-mentioned objectives:

1. Support for Cultural Actions

Multi annual cooperation projects- assisting cooperation projects in their start up, structuring or geographical extension phase, involving at least six partners from six different countries. Community co-financing can be up to 50% of the project budget and may not exceed 500 000 euro per year during a period of three to five years.
Cooperation measures - promoting sectoral and cross-sectoral cooperation between European operators prioritised creativity and innovation where Community contribution can be between 50 000 and 200 000 euro per year but may not exceed 50% of the project budget during a maximum 24 months.
Special actions - contributing to intercultural and international dialogue, and also helping to raise the profile of Community cultural actions and increase the cultural influences of Europe. Projects financed must meet at least two of the three specific objectives. Community co-financing may not exceed 60% of the project budget.

2. Support for European Bodies active at European level in the Field of Culture

This support finances costs associated with a continuous work programme of an organization, which pursue goals of general European interest in the field of culture.

3. Support for Analyses and for the Collection and Dissemination of Information in the Field of Cultural Cooperation

Funding there supports cultural contact points; support for analyses in the field of cultural co-operation; support for collection and dissemination of information in the field of cultural cooperation.

Implementation

The Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) is responsible for the Programme and directly manages some of its activities. Responsibility for most activities, however, is delegated to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, which is also based in Brussels, Belgium and operates under the supervision of the Commission. Calls for proposals are launched annually. Submission is in two phases, where only selected applicants are invited to the second phase. The Guide for Applicants is available on the programme's website.

Eligibility

Culture 2007 programme is open to participation for EU Member States and EEA countries. The programme is also open for participation for Countries candidate to EU membership (Croatia, Turkey and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) plus Serbia. The countries of the western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro) could become eligible in the future, subject to the conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the participation of each of those countries in the Programme.

Cultural operators, including cultural enterprises, can participate in the Programme as long as they are acting in a non-profit-making cultural capacity. Eligible applicants must be a public or private organisation with legal status, whose principal activity is in the cultural sphere (cultural and creative sectors); and have their registered legal seat in one of the eligible countries. Customs 2013

Period: 2008-2013
Budget: EUR 323.8 million
Legal basis: Decision No 624/2007/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 May 2007
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/cooperation_programmes/customs2013/index_en.htm

Customs 2013 Programme aims to ensure that national customs administrations operate as efficiently, effectively and economically as possible, and enable to react to any requirement arising from a changing customs environment. It also intends to strengthen both national and EU level control and anti-fraud measurements, and improve the security of EU citizens. The programme strives to standardize customs systems and to identify and develop best practices in the field of audit controls and risk analyses and also seeks to support improvement of customs administrations and actions to prevent irregularities as well as improve communication systems and help improve the quality of customs administration systems in third countries.

Objectives

Match the needs of the internal market, including supply chain security
Harmonise customs administrations' interaction and performance as if they were one administrative unit, ensuring equivalence of controls at every point of the Community's borders
Ensure the protection of the financial interests of the Community
Reinforce the security and safety of citizens
Facilitate and prepare for enlargement, including the sharing of experiences and knowledge with the customs administrations of the countries concerned
Ensure a high level of consumer protection (through better representation of consumer interests)
Ensure the effective application of consumer policy rules (through enforcement, cooperation, information, redress and education)



Supported activities

Communication and information-exchange systems
Benchmarking
Seminars and workshops
Project groups and steering groups
Working visits
Training activities
Monitoring actions
Any other activities required for the realisation of the objectives of the programme


Implementation

The implementation of the programme is coordinated and organised by the Commission (Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD) and the Member States in accordance with the common policy set up by the Customs Policy Group*. Calls for tenders are published on an annual basis in connection with the activities defined by the programme. Officials interested in organising or participating in programme activities should get in touch with their national programme coordinator or directly with the European Commission. The full list of national coordinators can be found on the programme website.

Eligibility

The programme is open for participation for Member States of the European Community plus Croatia, Turkey and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and Serbia.

Comments

*Customs 2013 Committee composed of delegates from each EU Member State. Europe for Citizens

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 215 million
Legal basis: Decision No 1904/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/citizenship/index_en.htm, http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/index.html

Europe for Citizens aims to promote active European citizenship with the main scope of bridging the gap between citizens and the European Union through financial instruments that promote active European citizenship. It intends to encourage cooperation between citizens and organisations from different countries and facilitate the development of a sense of belonging to common European ideals and to promote the process of European integration.

Objectives

Give citizens the opportunity to interact and participate in constructing an ever-closer Europe
Strengthen European identity based on common values
Enhance mutual understanding and tolerance between European citizens while contributing to intercultural dialogue


Supported activities

The programme is implemented via four types of actions:

Active Citizens for Europe - with actions such as Town Twinning and transnational and cross-sectoral projects directly involving citizens
Together for Europe - supports projects that help increase the sense of one community, finances studies, surveys and opinion polls in order to better understand active citizenship, and projects disseminating comprehensive information on European actions related to citizenship
Active Civil Society for Europe - providing structural support for think-tanks, for civil society organisations at European level, and support projects initiated by civil society organisations
Active European Remembrance - support actions in fields such as preservation, commemoration, reflection and networking in projects related to Nazism or Stalinism



Implementation

The Citizenship team of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) manages the implementation of Europe for Citizens (together with the DG Education and Culture). The programme is implemented through two types of grants: grants for projects and grants for the operating budget for NGOs promoting active European Citizenship.

Eligibility

Member States of the European Union and Croatia are eligible to participate fully in all actions of the Programme. The Programme is potentially open to other countries, namely the EFTA countries which are parties to the EEA Agreement, the Candidate Countries and countries from the Western Balkans, provided that certain legal and financial obligations are fulfilled. European research institutions, local authorities, civil organisations, educational institutions, which promote active European citizenship, are eligible for funding. Fiscalis 2013

Period: 2008-2013
Budget: EUR 175.3 million
Legal basis: Decision No 1482/2007/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2007
Link: Fiscalis 2013

Fiscalis 2013, as a continuation of the Fiscalis 2007 programme, seeks to develop a more reliable and better functioning taxation system in the internal market by encouraging cooperation in the field of taxation. While encouraging better application and understanding of Community taxation law, the programme also seeks to provide information and exchange good practices with Candidate, Potential Candidate and European Neighbourhood Policy Countries.



Objectives

Fiscalis 2013 sets out the following objectives in the pursuit of taxation cooperation and harmonization:

Allow for efficient and effective information exchange and administrative cooperation in the field of value added tax, excise duties and taxes on income and capital
Improve officials' understanding of Community law and its implementation in Member States Develop and share good practices to improve administrative procedures
Encourage cooperation regarding taxes on insurance premiums and implementation of existing rules
Assist Candidate and Potential Candidate Countries in the field of tax legislation and their administrative capacity
Increase cooperation with the tax administrations of European Neighbourhood Policy Countries


Supported activities

Developing a communication and information exchange systems Interface
Establishing multilateral controls regarding tax liability in different participating countries

For these, the programme finances development and maintenance costs.

Organisation of seminaries and training activities
Coordination of working visits

For these, the programme finances costs relating to organising and participating in an event (travel costs, accommodation costs, daily allowance).

Implementation

Fiscalis 2013 is implemented through calls for proposals and for tenders that are published in the annual work programme.

Eligibility

The programme is open to Member States and Candidate and Potential Candidate Countries that have concluded a bilateral agreement with the Commission on the conditions for participating in the programmes (namely: Croatia, FYROM, Turkey and Serbia). FP7 - Seventh Framework Programme

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 50 521 million
Legal basis: Decision No 1982/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013)
Link: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/home_en.html

FP7 is the EU’s main financial tool for supporting research and development activities covering almost all scientific disciplines, putting special emphasis on ten specific research areas and in particular encouraging undertakings by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), research centres and universities in their research and technological development activities. It not only finances research projects, but also actions aiming to support or coordinate research, as well as building and maintaining networks. Support is also available for actions aimed of enhancing research capacities for frontier research and for the mobility of researchers. It is implemented via four major specific programmes:

Cooperation
Ideas
People
Capacities


In addition, there is a Specific Programme for the Joint Research Centre (non-nuclear activities) and one for 'Euratom nuclear research and training activities'.

Objectives

The primary aim of FP7 is to contribute to the strategic goals of the Lisbon Strategy and help Europe to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, to promote world class research and to facilitate the uptake of science and Technology by industry.

Implementation

The programme is implemented by the Commission DGs (and the Research Executive Agency), which adopt annual work programmes describing the specific measures to be realised throughout the year. Calls for proposals and calls for tenders are published according to the annual work programmes, and applicants shall submit their proposals and/or offers in response to these calls. Community financial assistance is provided for a maximum of 50% of eligible costs minus receipts both for research and for demonstration activities. The maximum of Community contribution for SMEs, public bodies, secondary and higher education establishments and non-profit research organisations is 75% for research activities, while frontier research actions are reimbursed 100% for all entities. All other activities (coordination and support actions, actions for the training and career development of researchers) are reimbursed at up to 100% for all entities.

Eligibility

Basically anyone in the whole world can participate in FP7 but the level of funding varies depending on the country, on the call and also on the type of entity. The eligibility criteria and funding rates differ between different countries and calls. FP7 is open to universities, public bodies, private and public research institutes, large companies, SMEs and NGOs. The Joint Research Centre (responsible for special large-scale indirect initiatives) may participate in direct activities under similar conditions to those of the Member States. Fundamental Rights and Justice

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 542,9 million
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/funding/intro/funding_rights_en.htm

The Framework Programme Fundamental Rights and Justice supports the development of a European society respecting fundamental rights, fighting anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia, and strengthening civil society. Furthermore it promotes judicial cooperation in civil, commercial and criminal justice matters. It consists of five instruments.



Fight against violence (Daphne)
Drugs Prevention and Information
Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
Civil Justice
Criminal Justice
Galileo

Budget: EC dedicated app. EUR 2,600 million
Legal basis: Council Regulation (EC) No 1321/2004 of 12 July 2004 on the establishment of structures for the management of the European satellite radio-navigation programmes, Council Regulation (EC) No 1942/2006 of 12 December 2006 amending Regulation (EC) No 1321/2004 on the establishment of structures for the management of the European satellite radio-navigation programmes, Regulation (EC) No 683/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 on the futher implementation of the European
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/space/galileo/index_en.htm, http://www.esa.int/esaNA/galileo.html

Galileo has been designed to establish the first satellite and positioning navigation system for civilian purposes. With its full operational capability it will consist of 30 satellites, the associated ground infrastructure and local augmentations. The European Commission announced that three of the five services (namely: the Open Service, the Public Regulated Service and the Search And Rescue Service) offered by the system will be provided in 2014, while The Safety-of-Life Service and the Commercial Service will be available as the system reaches full operational capability.



The Galileo programme has been structured according to two main phases:

The definition phase and the development and In-Orbit Validation phase of the Galileo programme were carried out by the European Space Agency (ESA) and co-funded by ESA and the European Community. The IOV phase consists of qualifying the system through tests and the operation of two experimental satellites and a reduced constellation of four operational satellites and their related ground infrastructure. The two experimental satellites were launched in respectively December 2005 and April 2008. The launch of the first two operational satellites is scheduled for end November 2010, followed by the launch of the third and fourth operational satellites in April 2011.
The Full Operational Capability phase of the Galileo programme is fully funded by the European Community and managed by the European Commission. The Commission and ESA have signed a delegation agreement by which ESA acts as design and procurement agent on behalf of the Commission.


Objectives

Establish an independent satellite navigation system for Europe that competes as well as complements the American GPS system

Contribute to the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)
Spread its beneficial applications to many areas of everyday life such as transport, security, leisure, etc.
Facilitate economic development in Europe (e.g. through creation of 100 000 new jobs) Generate new markets

To meet all demands, Galileo will offer services at two levels:

A basic level free of direct charge for the end user in terms of consumer applications and general-interest services
Restricted-access service levels for commercial and professional applications that require superior performance


Supported activities

A few successful FP6 project:

CUSPIS
GIROADS
M-TRADE
HARMLESS
FIELDFACT
GIANT
MARUSE
GRAIL
MARGAL
MONITOR
HARRISON
GEO-6
GIGA



Eligibility

Galileo is open to participation for:

EU and ESA Member States
Third countries after approval by the European Council
Hercule II.

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 98.525 million
Legal basis: Decision No 878/2007/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2007 amending and extending Decision No 804/2004/EC establishing a Community action programme to promote activities in the field of the protection of the Community's financial interests
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/programmes/index_fr.html

The Hercule II. Programme provides support to actions aiming to protect the Community's financial interests. It has been designed to multiply and reinforce measures against cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting.

Objectives

Enhance transnational and multidisciplinary cooperation between Member States' authorities, the European Commission and European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
Build networks between law enforcement authorities


Supported activities

Improved transnational and multidisciplinary cooperation between authorities in the Member States, the Commission and OLAF
Creation of networks in Member States, Acceding and Candidate Countries to facilitate exchanges of information, experiences and best practices
Technical operations supporting national law enforcement agencies in Member States
Preparation of legislative and other regulatory initiatives
Extension of geographical coverage, without weakening operational capacity


Implementation

Community funding under this programme can take two legal forms, grants and public procurement contracts. Organsations that receive a grant for an activity are selected through a call for proposals, according to the priorities set out in the annual grants programme. Grants may not exceed 50% of the total eligible costs except in the case of the organisation of seminars, where the maximum is 80% of total eligible costs for national and regional administrations and 90% of total eligible costs for research and education institutes and all non-profit bodies.

Eligibility

This programme targets specifically national and regional authorities, research and educational institutes and non-profit bodies with legal statues. ISA - Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations

Period: Period: 2010-2015
Budget: EUR 164 million
Legal basis: Decision No 922/2009/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on interoperability solutions for European public administrations (ISA)
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/isa/index_en.htm

This new programme is built on the experience gained during its two antecedents e.g. IDA II (Interchange of Data between Administrations) and IDABC (Interoperable Delivery of pan-European eGovernment services to public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens).

Objectives

To facilitate the efficient and effective electronic cross-border and cross-sector interaction between European public administrations e.g. enabling the delivery of electronic public services by ensuring the availability of common solutions and by increasing the awareness of ICT aspects of Community legislation.

Supported activities

Common frameworks in support of interoperability such as policies, strategies, specifications, methodologies, guidelines and similar approaches and documents
Assessment of ICT implications of Community legislation
Common services e.g. applications and infrastructures
Generic tools such as demonstrators, shared and collaborative platforms, common components and similar building blocks


Implementation

Basically the Commission foresees to cooperate with Member States along the lines it has been cooperating with Member States under the IDA and IDABC programmes. ISA will be implemented by rolling work programmes for the whole duration of the programme; the work programmes will be amended at least once a year and will give due consideration to the EIS and the EIF. A management committee* is set up to assist the Commission in the implementation.

Eligibility

The programme, besides Member States, is open for EEA countries and those Candidate countries that will contribute to the programme budget. Furthermore it encourages cooperation with other third countries, international organisations or bodies but their costs is not covered by the programme budget.

Comments

* CIO - Committee on Cross-border Interoperability LIFE+ - Financial Instrument for the Environment

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 2 143 million
Legal basis: Regulation (EC) No 614/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 May 2007 concerning the Financial Instrument for the Environment (LIFE+) Link: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/funding/lifeplus.htm
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/funding/lifeplus.htm

LIFE+ has been established to provide specific support for developing and implementing Community environmental policies and legislation, in particular the objectives of the Sixth Community Environment Action Programme (6th EAP). LIFE+ is the only separate financial instrument dedicated to funding actions of a uniquely environmental nature.

Objectives

The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental policy and legislation by co-financing pilot or demonstration projects with European added value. More specifically the programme will:

Contribute to the achievement of objectives of the 6th Environmental Action Programme (EAP and to the implementation of Community policies on nature and biodiversity
Disseminate information and raise awareness on environmental issues


Supported activities

The programme consists of three components:



Nature and Biodiversity

It supports the further development and implementation of the Natura 2000 network including marine habitats and species. At least 50 percent of the LIFE+ budget for project co-financing must be dedicated to LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity projects.

Environment Policy and Governance

This component supports projects that contribute to the implementation of Community environmental policy, the development of innovative policy approaches, technologies, methods and instruments, the knowledge base as regards environment policy and legislation, and the monitoring of environmental pressures.

Information and Communication

This component co-finances projects that implement communication and awareness raising campaigns on environmental, nature protection and/or biodiversity conservation issues, as well as projects related to forest fire prevention.

Implementation

During the period 2007-2013, the European Commission will launch one call for LIFE+ project proposals per year*. Following this annual call for proposals, applicants to the programme must submit their proposals to the competent national authority of the Member State in which the coordinating beneficiary is registered. Member States forward project proposals to the Commission, may set national priorities and may prepare comments on proposals, in particular in relation to national annual priorities. For the proposal evaluation procedure the LIFE Unit of the Environment Directorate General is responsible**. The maximum EU co-financing rate for LIFE+ projects is 50 percent of the total eligible project costs. A co-financing rate of up to 75 percent of the total eligible costs may be granted to LIFE+ Nature proposals that focus on concrete conservation actions for priority species or habitat types of the Birds and Habitats Directives.

Eligibility

The programme open to public or private bodies, actors or institutions registered in the European Union. Project proposals can either be submitted by a single beneficiary or by a partnership, which includes a coordinating beneficiary and one or several associated beneficiaries. They can be either national or transnational, but the actions must exclusively take place within the territory of the 27 Member States of the European Union.

Comments

* Guidelines for applicants are published annually with the call for proposals.
** Guide for the evaluation of LIFE+ project proposals is published each year with the call. LLP - Lifelong Learning programme

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 6970 million
Legal basis: Decision No 1720/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 November 2006 establishing an action programme in the field of lifelong learning
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/doc78_en.htm, http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/index_en.php

LLP is an integrated programme supporting education and training systems on a European level. It offers funding for projects, which aim to stimulate transnational mobility of individuals, promote bilateral and multilateral partnerships, or enhance the improvement of the quality in education and training systems through multilateral projects encouraging innovation. It comprises four specific programmes: Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig. In addition the programme incorporates a 'transversal programme' as well, supporting cross-cutting activities, and the Jean Monet programme for the European integration in education and training.

Implementation

The implementation is centralised and decentralized, with the majority of the measures implemented by National Agencies through call for proposals. Applicants shall submit project proposals to the respective National Agency. There are two types of National Agency procedures. Under the first procedure, National Agencies select beneficiaries and allocate grants to institutions based exclusively in their respective countries. The second type allows for National Agencies to select entire transnational or multilateral projects and to fund the participation of all partners concerned through the coordinator. Proposals shall be submitted to the Commission and managed by the Commission in case of multilateral projects, when the project is of European scope. Payments are usually made in instalments. National Agencies and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency will monitor project implementation throughout the project lifetime.

Eligibility

Besides member states (EU 27) the following countries are eligible for funding: EEA countries, Switzerland and Turkey. The Jean Monnet Programme also allows participation of institutes of higher education in third countries who run programs dealing with European integration. Marco Polo II.

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 450 million
Legal basis: Regulation (EC) No 1692/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 2006 establishing the second 'Marco Polo' programme for the granting of Community financial assistance to improve the environmental performance of the freight transport system (Marco Polo II) and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1382/2003
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/marcopolo/index_en.htm

Marco Polo is the European Union's funding programme for projects, which shift freight transport from the road to sea, rail and inland waterways. It supports actions aiming to reduce congestion, to improve the environmental performance of the transport system, and to enhance intermodal transport, i.e. to facilitate the efficiency and sustainability of transport systems throughout Europe.

Objectives

The main objectives of Marco Polo are to:

Reduce congestion
Improve environmental performance of transport systems
Enhance intermodal transport systems
Encourage public private partnerships


Supported activities

Marco Polo II programme is implemented through five types of actions:

Modal Shift Actions
Catalyst Actions
Common Learning Actions
Motorways of the Sea
Traffic Avoidance

General conditions for any kind of action:

Must be innovative on a European level
Aims at a modal shift that must be actual, measurable and sustainable
Will not lead to any distortions in the competition of the relevant markets
Prove transparent objectives and non-discriminatory procedures for selection of the relevant services
Involve at least two eligible countries

Only projects concerning freight transport services may be supported by the Marco Polo programme. Infrastructure projects, research or study projects are not eligible for support.

Implementation

Originally the Marco Polo programmes were managed by DG Energy and Transport of the European Commission. Since 1 March 2008, the Marco Polo programme management task has been transferred officially from DG Energy & Transport to the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI). Calls for proposals are published annually. The subsidy is action type dependent: 35% for Modal shift actions, Catalyst actions, Motorways of the sea actions and Traffic avoidance actions; and 50% for Common Learning actions.

Eligibility

Both single undertakings as well as consortia, established in an EU Member State or coming from EFTA/EEA countries or Croatia, may receive support*.

However, only costs arising on the territories of EU Member States or countries, which have concluded Special Agreements (e.g. Memorandum of Understanding) with the EU are eligible for Marco Polo funding.

Comments

*The participation of undertakings from other Candidate States is possible without such a special agreement. However, project costs arising on the territory of these Candidate States are neither eligible for funding under Marco Polo, nor can the environmental benefits generated on their territory contribute to the project key figures. Undertakings from third countries not fully participating to the Marco Polo II programme cannot be lead partners of a project; they therefore need to be part of a wider consortium, headed by an undertaking from an EU Member State or a fully participating country. Media 2007

Period: 2007-2015
Budget: EUR 754.95 million
Legal basis: Decision No 1718/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 November 2006 concerning the implementation of a programme of support for the European audiovisual sector (MEDIA 2007)
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/media/overview/2007/index_en.htm

The programme aims are to reserve and enhance European cultural and linguistic diversity as well as its cinematographic and audiovisual heritage, to promote cooperation within the audiovisual sector and to stimulate private financing for the area (particularly to SMEs) in order to enable companies active in the field to improve their competitiveness.

Objectives

Preserve and enhance European cultural and linguistic diversity by reducing imbalances between European countries with a high audiovisual production capacity and countries with low production capacity or a restricted linguistic area
Strengthen European audiovisual sector
Help dissemination of European audiovisual works within EU and beyond
Support the competitiveness of the European audiovisual sector by stimulating private financing for the sector and promoting the use of digital technologies


Supported activities

Acquisition and improvement of skills in the audiovisual field and the development of European audiovisual works
Distribution and promotion of European audiovisual works
Pilot projects to ensure that the programme adjusts to market developments
Training of professionals
Developing production projects w Distributing and promoting films and audiovisual programmes
Supporting film festivals


Implementation

The operational management of the MEDIA programme has been the responsibility of the Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency*, in parallel the MEDIA Unit (Unit C6) in DG Education and Culture manages political, institutional and budgetary aspects, communication and strategic evaluation. Calls for proposals are launched at least once per year depending on the type of support. National Media Desks set up in each beneficiary country provide information for potential applicants. In general, the Community co-financing contribution cannot exceed 50% of eligible project costs. However, in case of Member States with limited own production and linguistic coverage the maximum amount can be 60% of eligible costs.

Eligibility

In addition to EU Member States the following countries are full member of the programme: Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Other countries may join at a later date, depending upon negotiations with the European Commission. Negotiation for involvement has been opened for Turkey and the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia; furthermore participation is possible for countries benefiting from a strategy of pre-accession to the EU (Bosnia, Serbia including Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99), Albania, Montenegro**) and for third European countries under clearly defined conditions.

Comments

* since January 2006.
** Eligibility depends on ratification of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television and the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity. Pericles Programme

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 7 million
Legal basis: Council Decision of 20 November 2006 extending to the non-participating Member States the application of Decision 2006/849/EC amending and extending Decision 2001/923/EC establishing an exchange, assistance and training programme for the protection of the euro against counterfeiting
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/programmes/pericles/index_en.html

With the overall aim to protect the euro against counterfeiting, Pericles works to raise awareness and to act as a catalyst for closer cooperation between relevant structures and staff. It also seeks improving the general understanding of relevant Community and international laws and instruments. Completion of the protection structures in the new Member States as well as at “high risk” third countries continues to be a priority for the Programme.

Objectives

Strengthen the protection of euro banknotes and coins against counterfeiting
Promoting content-convergence of the measures taken at European
Ensuring equivalence and homogeneity


Supported activities

Awareness raising actions on the need for close cooperation between competent authorities
Awareness raising actions on legislation related to the protection of the euro
Training related to legislation, cooperation, investigation and security features of the euro
Develop and strengthen mechanisms and exchange of best practises


Implementation

Pericles is implemented and coordinated by the Commission/OLAF in close cooperation with the Member States. Coordination covers initiatives taken by other bodies, in particular the ECB and Europol. Calls for proposals are published annually. Member States' competent national authorities or the Commission can present proposals. Community co-financing is 80% of eligible costs except in some special cases where it may reach 100%.

Eligibility

The programme, besides Member States, is open for candidate or other third countries with existing agreements. The participation of countries, where the euro circulates as an official currency (e.g. some of the States of the Western Balkans), is particularly encouraged. Progress

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 743,25 million
Legal basis: Decision No 1672/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 2006 establishing a Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=327&langId=en

The programme complements the European Social Fund (ESF) and works to fight poverty and unemployment, combat discrimination, promote gender equality, and integrate disabled people into society and other similar actions. It aims to ensure that EU social policy remains on course to face the key policy challenges and concentrate on actions that need a combined European effort.

Objectives

PROGRESS’s core mission is to help Member States achieve the objectives set out in the EU's Social Agenda.

To deliver analysis and advice on relevant issues in employment and social affairs
Checking how far Member States have implemented EU legislation and policies
Engaging with stakeholders and society at large to make sure that their concerns and expectations are voiced and heard
Strengthen the capacity of key EU networks related to social inclusion, non discrimination, disability and gender equality
Promoting policy transfer, learning and support on EU objectives and priorities at EU and Member State level.


Supported activities

Europe-wide studies such as research on health and safety at work
Development of statistic tools necessary for EU Policy development by fund studies and disseminate results
Funding of EU networks of NGOs fighting social exclusion and discrimination on grounds of racial origin, age and disability or promoting gender equality
Public awareness campaigns on EU social and employment policies and laws
Promotion of networking and mutual learning and exchange of best practises


Implementation

Progress is implemented through five policy sectors: employment, social inclusion and social protection, working conditions, anti-discrimination and gender equality. The programme is managed by DG Employment, Social Affaires and Equal Opportunities and implemented via calls for public procurement and calls for proposals. Actions must be carried out on the territory of an EU Member State or an EEA country. The maximum rate of co-financing for an action is 80% of eligible costs.

Eligibility

PROGRESS is open to the 27 EU Member States, EU Candidate and EFTA/EEA countries. Public employment services, local and regional authorities, universities and research institutes, experts in evaluation, national statistic offices can participate in the programme. Public Health Programme

Period: 2008-2013
Budget: EUR 321.5 million
Legal basis: Decision No 1350/2007/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 establishing a second programme of Community action in the field of health (2008-13)
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/health/programme/policy/2008-2013/index_en.htm, http://ec.europa.eu/eahc/index.html

The Second Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health 2008-2013 is the main instrument the European Commission uses to implement the EU Health Strategy. It strives to complement Member States' activities and efforts in the field of health and works to protect and promote human health as well as improve public health.

Objectives

To improve citizens’ health security
To promote health, including the reduction of health inequalities
To generate and disseminate health information and knowledge


Supported activities

Actions related to patient safety, injuries and accidents, risk assessment and community legislation on blood, tissues and cells
Action on health determinants – such as nutrition, alcohol, tobacco and drug consumption, as well as social and environmental determinants;
Development of measures on the prevention of major diseases and bridging health inequalities across the EU
Actions on health indicators and ways of disseminating information to citizens


Implementation

The Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC)* manages the implementation. Calls for proposals and tenders are published annually. Except for specific tenders, the basic principle of the Programme is co-financing. The maximum co-financing rate is 60% except in cases where projects have a significant European Added Value; maximum Community contribution will be 80%.

Eligibility

In addition to Member States, this programme is open for participation for entities based in Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Croatia. Moreover, third countries not participating in the programme (in particular countries to which the European Neighbourhood Policy applies and Western Balkan) are eligible to participate as collaborating partners or subcontractors. However, this participation should not involve any financial contribution under the Programme. Participation in the Health Programme is open to a wide range of organisations, including:

Research institutes and universities
Public administrations
Non-governmental organisations
Commercial firms


Comments

* Formerly the Public Health Executive Agency (PHEA) Safer Internet Programme

Period: 2009 – 2013
Budget: EUR 55 million
Legal basis: Decision No 1351/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 establishing a multi-annual Community Programme on protecting children using the Internet and other communication technologies
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/sip/policy/programme/index_en.htm

The new Safer Internet Programme aims at increasing public awareness and fighting against not only illegal content but also harmful conduct such as grooming and bullying. It encompasses recent communications services from the web 2.0, such as social networking and plans to build up a knowledge base in order to ensure maximum impact of the programme.

Objectives

Providing the public with a network of contact points for reporting illegal and harmful content
Fostering self-regulatory initiatives in this
Establishing a knowledge base on new trends in the use of online technologies and their consequences for children's lives


Supported activities

Actions related to the following activities are eligible for funding:

Actions ensuring public awareness (addressing illegal, harmful and unwanted content spread via Internet)
Actions fighting against illegal content and tackling harmful conduct online (support to improved efficiency of Hotlines allowing people to report illegal content)
Actions promoting a safer online environment (encouraging the establishment of self-regulation and codes of conduct)
Actions establishing a knowledge base


Implementation

Annual work programmes provide details about the objectives, priorities and an indicative timetable for their implementation, within the general framework of the multi-annual programme. Funds can be accessed following a call for proposals. The proposals have to lead to the implementation of the Safer Internet Programme, as described in the annual work programme. The total amount available for funding is detailed in corresponding annual work programme. The opening of new calls for proposals is announced online, as well as in the Official Journal of the European Union, part C.

Eligibility

EU Member States and EEA countries* (Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland) are eligible for funding under the programme. In addition, the programme is open to legal entities established in candidate countries benefiting from a pre-accession strategy and the countries of the Western Balkans and the European neighbourhood. However, they will only receive funding if a bilateral agreement with the relevant country has been concluded to this effect**.

Comments

* In accordance with the conditions laid down in the EEA Agreement.
** So far no bilateral agreement has been concluded. Security and Safeguarding Liberties Framework programme


The framework programme on Security and Safeguarding Liberties aims at ensuring an effective operational co-operation in the fight against crime and terrorism and strengthening their prevention. The main objectives of the framework programme are to ensure an effective operational cooperation in the fight against terrorism, including its consequences, organised crime and general crime, to support the provision of intelligence on a European scale and to strengthen the prevention of crime and terrorism.

The framework programme consists of two financial instruments encompassing the following specific programmes:

Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security related risks
Prevention of and Fight against Crime
Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows Framework Programme

Budget: EUR 4020,37 million
Legal basis: Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament establishing a framework programme on Solidarity and the Management of Migration Flows for the period 2007-2013 {SEC(2005) 435} /* COM/2005/0123 final /
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/funding/intro/funding_solidarity_en.htm

The Framework Programme Solidarity and Migration Flows is designed to improve the management of migratory flows in the European Union by fostering common objectives, cooperation and legislation among the Member States. It supports the development of a common return policy and an "integrated return management", including analysing the returnees and the situation in the country of origin and the development of a common immigration policy and a common approach concerning the rights and obligations of immigrants.

Four programmes fall under this Framework Programme, namely:

European Refugee Fund
External Borders Fund
The Integration of Third- Country Nationals (INTI)
The Return Fund
TEN-E - Trans-European Energy Networks

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 155 million
Legal basis: Decision No 1364/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 laying down guidelines for trans-European energy networks and repealing Decision 96/391/EC and Decision No 1229/2003/EC
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/infrastructure/tent_e/ten_e_en.htm

The overall objective of Trans-European Energy Network is to create a more open and competitive internal energy market in electricity and natural gas as well as to promote the security of energy supply and the use of renewable energy sources as a contribution to further sustainable development policy.

Objectives

Encouraging interconnection, interoperability and development of Trans European energy networks
Ensuring the security and diversification of supply
Strengthening territorial cohesion in the European Community by reducing the isolation of the less-favoured, island, landlocked or remote regions
Promoting sustainable development by improving the links between renewable energy production installations, thus reducing losses and the environmental risks associated with the transportation and transmission of energy


Supported activities

Actions related to the below three lines are eligible for funding:

Projects of common interest related to the electricity and gas networks and displaying potential economic viability
Priority projects, those having significant impact on the proper functioning of the internal market, on the security of supply and/or the use of renewable energy sources
Projects of European interest, those priority projects, which have a cross-border nature or a significant impact on cross-border transmission capacity.


Implementation

Call for proposals are published annually. After passing the internal Evaluation Committee composed of internal experts of the concerned Directorates of DG TREN or of other Directorates-General, successful proposals are passed on to the Committee on Financial Assistance to the Trans-European networks - Energy. Awarded projects are co-financed to a maximum of: 50% of the eligible cost of studies and 10% of the eligible cost of the works.

Eligibility

Applicants have to be legally established in one of the Member States. Proposals submitted by natural persons, third Countries or legal persons established outside EU countries couldn’t be beneficiaries of the funds. Member States, public or private undertakings or bodies and international organisations are eligible to participate. TEN-T - Trans-European Transport Networks

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 8 013 million
Legal basis: Decision No 1692/96/EC[2] of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 1996 on Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network Commission Decision C(2007)2158 of 23 May 2007 establishing a draft of the multi-annual work programme for grants in the field of trans-European Transport network (TEN-T) for the period 2007-2013 Regulation (EC) No 680/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2007 laying down general rules for the grantin
Link: TEN-T European Commission, Executive Agency

The general aim of the Trans-European Transport Networks is to bring the geographical and economic areas of Europe closer by the development of roads, railways, inland waterways, airports, seaports, inland ports and traffic management systems. The Commission's TEN-T programme aims to establish interconnections, interoperability and continuity of services especially on long-distance routes and across borders by dedicating financial support towards the realisation of important transport infrastructure projects.

Objectives

Establish and develop the key links and interconnections needed to eliminate existing bottlenecks to mobility
Fill in missing sections and complete the main routes - especially their cross-border sections
Cross natural barriers
Improve interoperability on major routes


Implementation

The TEN-T Executive Agency is in charge of all open TEN-T projects under the 2007-2013 funding schemes. Although it is independent, the TEN-T EA is closely linked with its parent, Directorate-General Mobility and Transport. DG MOVE deals with all policy-making issues related to the TEN-T programme, while the Agency exists to execute the programme's specific tasks with a limited duration (31 December 2015). via calls for proposals which are launched each year by DG MOVE and, as of 2009, by the TEN-T EA on its behalf. The norm is that, each year, a Multi-Annual Call and an Annual Call are launched. In general, Multi-Annual projects are of a larger size and longer duration than Annual projects. 80-85% of the TEN-T budget is allocated through Multi-Annual Calls. Annual Calls are intended to complement the Multi-Annual Calls, thus also giving priority to projects that address key TEN-T issues such as bottlenecks or cross-border projects.

Eligibility

TEN-T funding opportunities are open to all EU Member States or, with the agreement of the Member States concerned, international organisations, joint undertakings, or public/private undertakings or bodies. Funding in TEN-T grants can support studies or works, which contribute to TEN-T programme objectives. Youth in Action

Period: 2007-2013
Budget: EUR 885 million
Legal basis: Decision No 1719/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 November 2006 establishing the Youth in Action programme for the period 2007-2013
Link: http://ec.europa.eu/youth/youth-in-action-programme/doc74_en.htm

The programme strives to encourage young people's active citizenship and to develop solidarity, promote tolerance, foster mutual understanding between young people in different countries and support European cooperation. The main target group is young people between 15 and 28 years of age.

Objectives

Promoting active citizenship amongst young people
Developing young people's solidarity and promote tolerance
Supporting mutual understanding between young in different countries
Encouraging European youth cooperation, redress and education


Supported activities

The programme is implemented through 5 actions:

Youth for Europe - aiming to increase mobility of young people by supporting youth exchange, initiatives and democracy projects
European Voluntary Service – actions supporting young people's participation in voluntary activities both within and outside the EU
Youth in the World - promoting cross border activities and network building with partner countries, and supporting the exchange of youth active in youth work and youth organisations
Youth Support System - providing support to European NGOs in the field of youth, to the European Youth Forum, to training of people active in youth organizations, and support projects encouraging innovative approaches
Support for European Cooperation in the Youth Field supporting the development of youth policy by organizing structured dialogue between young people and those responsible for youth policy and facilitating cooperation between the EU and international organizations



Implementation

The European Commission manages the budget, sets priorities, targets and criteria for the Programme and it guides and monitors the general implementation, follow-up and evaluation at European level. The management of projects at centralised level is delegated to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, which is in charge of the complete life cycle of these projects, from analysing the grant request to monitoring projects on the spot. It is also responsible for launching the specific calls for proposals. National Agencies promote and implement the Programme at national level and act as the link between the European Commission, promoters at national, regional and local level, and the young people themselves.

Eligibility

Partner countries (Member States of the European Community, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey) can participate in all Actions of the Youth in Action Programme. Participants and promoters from Neighbouring Partner Countries and Other Partner Countries of the World can participate in Action 2 and sub- Action 3.2 of the Youth in Action Programme*. Eligible organizations include:

Non-profit or non-governmental organisations
Local, regional public bodies
Informal groups of young people
Bodies active at European level in the youth
International governmental non-profit organisations
Profit-making organisations organising an event in the area of youth, sport or culture

Organizations must be legally established in one of the Programme or Partner Countries.

Comments

* The full list of eligible countries is listed in the Programme Guide. Stratégia Stratégia
Több eszköz, rengeteg felhívás
Egyetem vagy kutatóintézet – milyen
területek lesznek meghirdetve:
munkaleírás átvizsgálása témák szerint Esélyek felmérése
Keresni:
•hasonló nyertes/vesztes projekteket
•alakuló konzorciumokat
•külső segítséget kérni Javaslat kidolgozása
5 lépés
•Projektleírás elkészítése
•Jelenlegi tudásszint (State of art)
•Projektleírás átdolgozása
•Konzorcium felállítása
•Javaslat véglegesítése •Cél
•Igény
•Hatás
•Tartalom
•Konzorcium •naprakész tudományos ismeretek
•piaci megfontolások
•miket támogattak?
•kik akarnak most pályázni? •célok – új ötletek
•igény - innováció
•hatás - PR
•tartalom – első munkaterv, költségek
•konzorcium – kompetenciák, nevek Források:
•saját partnerek
•adatbázisok
•NCP
Válogatás:
•motiváció
•szakmai színvonal Főszabály:
szigorúan követni a kiírást! Munkaterv • A célok eléréséhez szükséges tevékenységek
leírása
• A tevékenységek (WP) közötti kapcsolatok,
időrend
• A tevékenységek feladatokra oszlanak
• A feladatok munkacsomagokat (WP) alkotnak
• A jó munkaterv elkészítéséhez szükség van
némi projektmenedzsment-tapasztalatra Legalább három típus:
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specifikációk
•WP: Terjesztés (Dissemination) /
felhasználás
•WP: Projektmenedzsment Menedzsment •Eszközök szerint sokfajta lehet
•Tervezés, javaslat, megvalósítás alatt
változhat
•Átlátható és működő kell legyen a
partnerek számára Feladatok:
• Technikai koordináció
• Általános jogi, szerződési, etikai, pénzügyi és
adminisztratív menedzsment
• Tudásmenedzsment koordinációja
•Általános menedzsment: partnerek,
konzorciumi megállapodás Konzorciumi megállapodás
Belső szabályok
Szellemi tulajdonjog védelme
Pénzügyi eloszlások szabályai
A projekt alatt változik A megfelelő pályázat megkeresése. Megfelelés a feltételeknek – megvannak-e a megfelelő innovációk, erőforrások és a partnerek? A projektjavaslat kidolgozása és fejlesztése - világos projektötlet (saját és az EU célok, időtartama, költségvetés, feladatok, költségek)
- az előzetes munkaterv és a munkafolyamatok (WP leírások - deliverables),
- a megfelelő konzorcium, a feladatok elosztása,
- a projekt eredményei (teljesítések),
- a szükséges erőforrások listája (személyhó – person-month, költségek, tartós fogyasztási cikkek, stb.)
- előzetes költségvetés.
Versenyképességi és innovációs keretprogram (CIP) A vállalkozási és innovációs program (EIP) Az információs és kommunikációs technológiai politika támogatásának programja (ICT-PSP) Az intelligens energia - Európa program (IEE) az energiahatékonyság és az energiaforrások racionális felhasználásának támogatása
az új és a megújuló energiaforrások előmozdítása és az energiadiverzifikáció támogatása
•az energiahatékonyság, valamint az új és a megújuló energiaforrások felhasználásának előmozdítása a közlekedésben.

http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/ horizontális vertikális létező megoldások promóciója, disszeminációja
piaci szereplők és hivatalos szervek közötti jobb együttműködés
technológiatranszfer lehetőségeinek segítése
tréningek, szakpolitika-elemzések, figyelemfelhívás • az egységes európai információs tér kialakítása, valamint az információs termékek és szolgáltatások belső piacának erősítése
• az innováció ösztönzése az IKT szélesebb körű bevezetésén és az abba történő beruházáson keresztül
• integrált információs társadalom és a közérdekű területeken hatékonyabb és hatásosabb szolgáltatások kialakítása, valamint az életminőség javítása.
a kkv-k beindításához és növekedéséhez szükséges finanszírozáshoz való hozzáférés, valamint az innovációs tevékenységekbe - beleértve az ökoinnovációt is - történő befektetések eszközlése;
a kkv-k közötti együttműködés kedvező feltételeinek megteremtése;
a vállalkozások innovációja, beleértve az ökoinnovációt is;
vállalkozói és innovációs kultúra;
a vállalkozáshoz és az innovációhoz kapcsolódó gazdasági és igazgatási reform

http://ec.europa.eu/cip/eip/index_en.htm Nature and Biodiversity: a veszélyeztetett fajok és élőhelyek védelmét szolgálja. Environment Policy and Governance: A Környezetvédelmi politika és irányítás keretében kísérleti projektek támogathatók, amelyek új szakpolitikai ötletek, technológiák, módszerek és eszközök kialakításához járulnak hozzá a meghatározott 12 prioritási területen. Információ és kommunikáció a környezet- és a természetvédelemmel, valamint a biológiai sokféleség megőrzésével kapcsolatos ismeretterjesztő és tájékoztató projektekhez, valamint figyelemfelkeltő és tájékoztató kampányok az erdőtüzek megelőzéséről és kezeléséről. http://ec.europa.eu/life LIFE+ Együttműködés - Kollaboratív kutatás
• Egészségügy
• Élelmiszer, mezőgazdaság és biotechnológia
• Információs és kommunikációs technológiák
• Nanotudományok, nanotechnológiák, anyagok és új termelési technológiák
• Energia
• Környezetvédelem (beleértve az éghajlatváltozást is)
• Közlekedés (beleértve a repüléstechnikát is)
• Társadalom-gazdaságtan és humán tudományok
• Biztonság
• Űrkutatás Ötletek - Európai Kutatási Tanács
• Felderítő kutatási tevékenységek Emberek - Emberi potenciál, „Marie Curie-cselekvések”
• Kutatók alapképzése – Marie Curie-hálózatok
• Élethosszig tartó képzés és pályafutás-fejlesztés – Egyéni ösztöndíjak
• Ipari vállalatok és egyetemek közötti átjárási lehetőségek és partnerségek
• Nemzetközi dimenzió – kimenő és bejövő nemzetközi ösztöndíjak, nemzetközi
együttműködési séma, visszailleszkedési támogatások
• Kiválósági díjak Kapacitások - Kutatási kapacitások
• Kutatási infrastruktúrák
• A KKV-k javára végzett kutatás
• A tudás régiói
• Kutatási potenciál
• Tudomány a társadalomban
• Specifikus tevékenységek a nemzetközi együttműködésben Nukleáris kutatás és képzés
• Fúziós energia – ITER
• Maghasadás és sugárzásvédelem. Közös Kutatási Központ
• Közvetlen cselekvések az Euratom programban
• Nem-nukleáris cselekvések
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