Competitive European Regions through Research and Innovation - Practical guide to EU Funding Opportunities for Research and Innovation

The European Commission has published a new Practical Guide to EU funding opportunities for Research and Innovation providing information on the different funding sources. It includes a description of each fund, advice for policy makers and an innovative Checklist and Scorecard.

In the multifaceted field of EU funding, this guide is intended to help stakeholders find the right funding programme for their projects in a user-friendly and comprehensive way. It provides a description of each programme including the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), as well as the Structural funds (European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund) and the Cohesion Fund, explaining their structures, their overall budgets, who is eligible and how to apply.

In addition to the description of the funds, the guide gives advice on how to develop project ideas, find the relevant funding sources and also how to mix funding sources, not forgetting to list useful links to the respective funding websites. Last but not least, a checklist and scorecard facilitate the identification of funding potentials at every stage of developing and implementing a project.

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inserted by Jana MACHACOVA on 2008-09-16 08:49:33

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