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EU Environment Partnership Programme for Accession (EPPA)

Link: webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/
Description: The action will provide technical assistance to IPA II beneficiaries with a view to supporting their progress towards the adoption and implementation of the EU environment acquis, as well as strengthening regional cooperation in the environmental field.

COS-Art-7-001 – Call for Expressions of Interest – ‘Business Cooperation Centres’ in third countries for the Enterprise Europe Network (2015 – 2020)

Link: ec.europa.eu/easme/en/cos-art-7-001-call-expressions-interest-business-cooperation-centres-third-countries-enterprise
Description: The objective is to establish ‘Business Cooperation Centres’ for the Enterprise Europe Network in international markets in order to form a unique international network of excellence facilitating business cooperation, technology transfer and research collaboration.

COS-LINKPP-2017-2-02: Innovation procurement broker: creating links for the facilitation of public procurement of innovation

Link: ec.europa.eu/easme/en/cos-linkpp-2017-2-02-innovation-procurement-broker-creating-links-facilitation-public-procurement
Description: The general objective of this call for proposals is to establish an Innovation Procurement Broker that will bring together and facilitate commercial links between public buyers, suppliers of innovation (with a special focus on SMEs and start-ups), investors, and researchers.


Link: ec.europa.eu/europeaid/about-funding_en
Description: The EU combines different types of support to countries in need. It provides funding in the form of grants to support projects and organizations furthering its development objectives. It also offers public contracts and provides budget and sector support.


Link: ec.europa.eu/programmes/

Description: Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Regional Policy- European Social Fund

Link: ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/

Description: The ESF invests in people, with a focus on improving employment and education opportunities across the European Union. It also aims to improve the situation of the most vulnerable people at risk of poverty.

Regional Policy- European Regional Development Fund

Link: ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/

Description: The ERDF focuses its investments on several key priority areas. This is known as ‘thematic concentration’: Innovation and research; The digital agenda; Support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); The low-carbon economy.

The Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan

Link: ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/promoting-entrepreneurship/action-plan_en
Description: Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan is the Commission’s answer to challenges brought by the gravest economic crisis in the last 50 years. It is a blueprint for action to unleash Europe’s entrepreneurial potential, remove existing obstacles and revolutionize the culture of entrepreneurship in the EU. It aims to ease the creation of new businesses and to create a much more supportive environment for existing entrepreneurs to thrive and grow.

The European Network of Mentors for Women Entrepreneurs

Link: ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/promoting-entrepreneurship/we-work-for/women/support-networks_en
Description: The European Network of Mentors for Women Entrepreneurs is a European tool that provides advice and support to women entrepreneurs on the start-up, management and growth of their businesses in the early phases (from the second to the fourth year of existence of a new woman-run and owned enterprise).

Fast track to innovation

Link: ec.europa.eu/research/participants/

Description: Fast track to innovation accelerates the market uptake of ground-breaking innovations by providing funding in an open, accessible scheme that nurtures ideas from consortia of innovators of all types and sizes from across Europe. Proposals must relate to any field of H2020 under the specific objective “Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies” and/or to any of the specific objectives under the priority “Societal challenge”.