Practical Guide Eu Funding

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New Practical Guide to EU Funding Opportunities for Research and Innovation Competitive European Regions through Research and Innovation

Table of contents
1. How do I obtain support for my research, innovation and entrepreneurial ideas? 1.1. Framework for developing your ideas 1.2. Instruments and Funding Options 1.3. Sources of advice A route to the relevant funding SOURCES (“getting through the maze”) 2.1. The aim of the guide: 2.2. The checklist 2.3. The scorecard How to combine the different instruments 3.1. Mixing EU funding sources: the rules of the game 3.2. Scenarios for complementary financing 3.3. How to identify and seize an opportunity for complementary funding 3.4. Some practical examples of combining funding The role of national and regional authorities Checklist for EU innovation and research funding Annex 1: 7th Research Framework Programme 1. In a nutshell: what it is 2. How is it structured? 3. Funding schemes 4. How much funding? 5. Who can apply? 6. How to apply? Annex 2: The Competitiveness and Innovation Framework programme 1. In a nutshell: what it is 2. How is it structured? 3. Main funding schemes 3.1. Community financial instruments for SMEs 3.2. Pilot and Market Replication projects 3.3. Policy analysis, development, coordination, twinning, best practice exchange and thematic networks 4. How much funding ? 5. Who can apply ? 6. How to apply Annex 3: The Structural Funds – Cohesion Policy 1. In a nutshell: what it is 2. How is it structured? 3. How much funding? 4. Who can apply? 5. How to apply? Annex 4: The common agricultural policy – the eu rural development policy 1. In a nutshell: what it is 2. How is it structured? 3. How much funding? 4. Who can apply? 5. How to apply? 6 6 6 9 11 11 11 11 14 14 16 18 18 20 24 52 52 52 56 57 58 60 62 62 62 63 64 64 64 64 65 65 66 66 66 68 69 69 70 70 70 72 72 72

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Annex 5: The eu fisheries policy 1. In a nutshell: what it is 2. How is it structured? 3. Main funding schemes 4. Eligibility 5. How much funding? 6. Who can apply? 7. How to apply? Annex 6: Useful sources for information Annex 7: Scorecard Annex 8: Lifelong learning programme and international cooperation programmes in the field of education Annex 9: Life+ in the field of environment Annex 10: Research and innovation funding opportunities in the overseas countries and territories Annex 11: The instrument for pre-accession assistance Annex 12: Neighbourhood and partnership instrument – cross border cooperation

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Legal Notice Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for the use which might be made of the information in this guide. The purpose of the guide, and particularly the checklist and scorecard tools, is to simplify access to the relevant information on funding according to the needs of the potential beneficiary. It does not commit the European Commission or any other body to provide financial support. Potential beneficiaries are deemed to acknowledge and comply with the precise rules governing each form of financial support they may be interested in, relevant information on which can be found via the links in Annex 4. In case of dispute, the text of the guide in English shall be considered the authentic version. The text is copyright and its content may not be incorporated in other documents or media without the permission of the Commission. Last update on: 2011-10

Introduction
In an open global economy, competitiveness relies on the capacity of businesses to create high valueadded goods and services. A move towards innovation-based sustainable growth is therefore at the heart of the EU’s response to globalisation. In June 2010, the EU Heads of State and government endorsed the Europe 2020 strategy that aims to get the European economy back on track. At the heart of Europe 2020 is the conviction that we need R&D and innovation to create smart,...
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