Funding opportunities

The EU provides funding for a broad range of projects and programmes covering areas such as:

    • regional & urban development
    • employment & social inclusion
    • agriculture & rural development
    • maritime & fisheries policies
    • research & innovation
    • humanitarian aid.

There is a confusing, vast majority of such programmes. Following this link you can find funding programmes classified according to subject areas http://ec.europa.eu/contracts_grants/grants_en.htm

Below you find some of the most known and financially most attractive programmes relevant for Baltic Sea Region cooperation.

to promote a harmonious economic, social and territorial development of the Union as a whole.
 
http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/de/policy/cooperation/european-territorial

» Interreg A: cross-border, e.g. German-Danish cooperation
    http://www.interreg5a.eu/en
» Interreg B: transnational, covering larger areas of cooperation such as the Baltic Sea Region     
    http://eu.baltic.net/interreg-baltic-sea-region-2014-2020.26029.html
» Interreg Europe: interregional, covering all 28 Member States of the EU
    http://www.interreg4c.eu/programme/2014-2020

New 2014-2020 framework programme for research and innovation.

» Grants for projects which aim to build an economy based on knowledge and innovation, while contributing
   to sustainable development.

» Global budget: 79 billion euro
» Areas concerned:
   Research, Energy, Environment, Industry, Innovation, New technologies, SME Policy
» Who can apply?

   Research centres, Local and Regional authorities, Corporations, SMEs, Universities, Non-profit organisations, International Organisation
» Regions:
   European Union, Candidate countries, New Independant States, European Economic Area, Mediterranean countries, Switzerland,
   Developing countries, Asia, Central America

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020

New 2014 - 2020 programme for education, training, youth and sport

» Grants for projects which aims to increase knowledges and professional aptitudes and to support the modernisation of teaching
   and training systems.

» Global budget: 79 billion euro
» Areas concerned:
   Employment, Education - Training, Youth
» Who can apply?
   Local and Regional authorities, Schools, Corporations, Training centres, Administrations States, Universities, Non-profit organisations
» Regions:
   European Union, Candidate countries, New Independant States, European Economic Area, Mediterranean countries, Switzerland,
   Worldwide, Balkans

http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm

New 2014-2020 Programme for the competitiveness of enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises.

» Grants for projects which aims to boost the competitiveness of enterprises and SMEs.
» Annual budget: 264 million euro
» Areas concerned:
    Research, Industry, Innovation, SME Policy, Tourism, Trade
» Who can apply?
    Local and Regional authorities, Corporations, Federations Unions, Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, SMEs
» Regions:
    European Union, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, Mediterranean countries, Balkans

http://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/cosme

New 2014-2020 financial instrument for the implementation of the regional policy and the reduction of disparities between regions of Europe.

» Grants for project which aims to reinforce economic, social and territorial cohesion by redressing the main regional imbalances
   through support for the development and structural adjustment of regional economies, including the conversion of declining
   industrial regions and regions lagging behind.

» Global budget: 183,3 billion euro
» Areas concerned:
   Local development, Energy, Environment, Industry, Innovation, New technologies, SME Policy
» Who can apply?
   Research centres, Local and Regional authorities, Training centres, Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, SMEs,
   Non-profit organisations
» Regions:
   European Union

http://www.welcomeurope.com/eu-fonds/erdf-1-european-regional-development-fund-815+715.html#tab=onglet_details

New 2014 - 2020 grants in the framework of national sectoral or regionalised programmes to support the improving of employment and social inclusion.

» Grants for project which aims to support the improving of employment and social inclusion.
» Global budget: 84 billion euro
» Areas concerned:
   Employment, Social Affairs, Public management, Education - Training, Services, Youth
» Who can apply?
   Local and Regional authorities, Training centres, Administrations States, Development NGOs, SMEs, Universities, Non-profit organisations
» Regions:
   European Union

http://ec.europa.eu/esf/home.jsp?langId=en

National funding programmes, e.g. calls from ministry health / education and research / economy