Understanding and identifying EU Funds

European funding programmes 

European funds : EU funds only target the projects of public utility. They are not for just one single person or ambition. These funds are conscientiously followed since they are allocated. Therefore, the elected projects have to be irreproachable in the way they use the “EU money”. The European Union is the biggest worldwide donor. With around 80 billion euros (excluding the Common Agricultural Policy - CAP) allocated each year to private, public and non-profit organisations, EU grants finance all kinds of projects: local development, innovation, research, education, employment, environment, culture, ICT, transport... European grants support the development of local authorities, states, public organisations, businesses, associations... Those grants are accessible to anyone that uses the right means to get them: monitoring tools, vocational and practical trainings, or consultancies.

Understanding and identifying EU Funds

Find here all relevant information which will allow you to successfully apply to EU Grants. Whether you are a public or private organisation, an NGO, a local authority, a network… your project can be eligible to European Funds. Improve your chances of success by reading all european programmes, calls for proposals from the European Commission, news, events, factsheets… about EU Funds.

List of European funding grants

  • HORIZON 2020
  • LIFE

HORIZON 2020 The Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development from European Commission, 2014-2020

Horizon 2020 and the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development include all the European research initiatives under one structure in order to strengthen efforts for employment, growth and competitiveness in Europe. It completes the CIP (Framework Programme for Competitiveness and Innovation), education and training programmes (LLP) and structural funds. This is the main instrument for funding research in the EU at the European level, covering the period 2014-2020. The budget for seven years is €70.2 billions. Horizon 2020 and FP7 support research in selected priority sectors, with the objective of a maintenance from the EU of the top spots in those sectors.

Structural Funds FSE FEDER 2014-2020 in France

What are the European Structural Funds? How can project leaders benefit from them?

The purpose of this section is to give you the keys to the new Structural Funds programming 2007-2013 and 2014-2020: understanding the EU background on structural funds, news monitoring, methodological advice... There are now two Structural Funds, with a total budget of around €308 billion for a seven-year period: the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF). In addition, Member States will benefit from a support fund for rural development, EAFRD, and from a fund for Fisheries, the EFF. In some member states, particularly states that joined the EU in 2004 or 2007, the EU keeps supporting the modernisation of infrastructure through the Cohesion Fund.

EU Grants: Europaid Subsidies, grants, funds and calls for proposals for international project, AID project, development project...


You will find here the outline of EU subsidies synthetised in an easy-to-read format. This section answers all your critical questions on EU grants (How much can I get? Does my project match this grant? When must I submit my application? …)


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

Does my project meet the priority requirements of this fund?

Erasmus + is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. It combines seven programmes from the 2007-2013 period, namely the Long Life Learning programme (LLP), the Youth in action programme and five international cooperation programmes.

This programme is implemented through 2 ...

Areas concerned

Employment, Education - Training, Youth,

Who can apply?

Local and Regional authorities, Schools, Corporations, Training centres, Administrations States, Universities, Non-profit organisations,


European Union, Candidate countries, New Independant States, European Economic Area, Mediterranean countries, Switzerland, Worldwide, Balkans,