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EU Programmes

I. Information by the Directorates-General of the European Commission

CORDIS (Community Research & Development Information Service)

• DG for Research (FP7; FP6; FP5; FP4)

• DG for Education and Culture

• DG for Energy

• DG for Enterprise and Industry

• DG for Regional Policy

• DG for Justice

• DG for Information Society ; ISPO (archived website)

• DG for Development and Cooperation (EuropeAid)

 

II. More Information sources

National Contact Points for the 7th Framework Programme

National Contact Points for the 6th Framework Programme

 

III. Single Programmes and information about them

 

PROGRAMMES

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ALBAN

Reinforcement of the European Union – Latin America co-operation in the area of Higher Education

 

 

ALFA

Co-operation between higher education institutions of Europe and Latin America

 

 

AL-Invest IV (2009-2012)

Generating Business between Europe and Latin America

 

  

@LIS

Partnership between Europe and Latin America in the field of Information Society

 

 

BRITE-EURAM(1994-98)

Programme to contribute to a strengthening of the competitiveness of European industry through concentrated and targeted RTD actions on priority industrial objectives

OJ L222, 1994

 

CIP (2007-2013)

The Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises.

 

 

Consumer Protection Programme (2007-13)

ensures a high level of consumer protection

 

 

COST

European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research

 

 

New Culture Programme
(2007-2013)

European Community framework programme in support of culture

Decision 1855/2006/
EG
 

 

CUSTOMS 2002
CUSTOMS 2013

Customs co-operation programmes

 

 

DAPHNE III (2007-13)

Combating violence against women, young persons and children

 

 

Eco-label programmme by the European Union

Programme to contribute to sustainable development

 

 

eContent (2001-04)
eContentplus (2005-08)

ICT PSP Digital Content

eContent: Making digital content in Europe more accessible, useable and exploitable.
ICT PSP: Funding opportunities in the areas of Digital Libraries and eLearning in the framework of the Information and Communications Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP).

 

 

RFCS (Research Fund for Coal and Steel)

Technical and economic research relating to the production and increased use of coal and steel

 

 

eEurope (2000 - 2005)

"An Information Society for all": The initiative to accelerate the uptake of digital technologies across Europe and to ensure that all Europeans have the necessary skills to use them.

 

 

EIDHR (2007-2013)

The European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights is a European Union programme that aims to promote and support human rights and democracy in third countries.

Regulation EG 1889/2006

 

Environment 2010

Sixth Environment Action Programme of the European Community 2001-2010

 Decision  1600/2002/ EG

 

Environmental projects

Funding opportunities for environmental projects

 

 

EQUAL

EQUAL tests new ways of tackling discrimination and inequality experienced by those in work and those looking for a job

 

 

Erasmus mundus (2004-2013)

The initiative will promote the European Union as a center of excellence in learning around the world, by supporting inter-university Masters Courses. It would also provide EU-funded scholarships for third country nationals participating in these European postgraduate programs, as well as scholarships for EU nationals studying in third countries.

 

 

ERDF-Programmes (2000-06)

Database containing information about all current programmes cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund

Regulation EC 1788/1999

 

eSafety (since 2002)

eSafety is a joint initiative of DG Entreprise and DG Information Society and aims to accelerate the development, deployment and use of Intelligent Integrated Safety Systems, that use information and communication technologies in intelligent solutions, in order to increase road safety and reduce the number of accidents on Europe's roads.

 

 

ESPRIT (1994-98)

The EU information technologies programme

 

 

eTEN (1995-2006)

Trans-European Telecommunications Networks

Regulation EG 2236/1995

 

EUREKA (since 1985)

Promotes pan-European, market- oriented research and development across almost 30 European countries

 

 

EuroMed Market (2002-2007)

Programme for the promotion of the instruments and mechanisms of the Euro-Mediterranean Market

 

 

Europe for citizens (2007-2013)

Promoting active European citizenship

 

 

Eurosocial

Programme for social cohesion in Latin America

 

 

Euro-Solar

Cooperation between Europe and Latin America in the Renewable Energy Sector

 

 

EURYDICE (since 1980)

Programme to promote the exchange and the production of reliable and comparable information on education systems and on national policies in the field of education in Europe

 

  

The Fifth EC Environmental Action Programme (1993-2001)

Policy and action in relation to the environment and sustainable development

 

 

The Fifth Framework Programme (1998-2002)

This programme sets out the priorities for the European Union's research, technological development and demonstration activities for the period 1998-2002

Legal texts

CORDIS

FISCALIS (1998-2002, 2003-2007, 2008-2013)

Programme to prevent indirect tax fraud

COM/97/175
COM/97/621

 

The Fourth Framework Programme

Covers all the research and technological development (RTD) activities 1994-1998

 

CORDIS

GoDigital (2001-02)

Getting Europe on-line and doing e-business

 

 

Grundtvig (2007-13)

Focus on non-vocational adult and continuing education

 

 

Safer Internet Programme (2005 - 2013)

Safer Internet Action Plan

 

 

I.C.Z.M. Demonstration Programme

Integrated Coastal Zone Management Demonstration Programme

 

 

IDA (2000 - 2004)
IDABC (2005 - 2009)

Interoperable Delivery of European eGovernment Services to public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens

 

 

INCO

Programme concerning the international cooperation in the field of research and technological development (RTD)

 

 

INTAS

A Flexible and Practical Approach to Scientific Partnership

 

 

Intelligent Energy Europe (since 2003)

Tool for funding action to improve market conditions for saving energy and encouraging the use of renewable energy sources

 

 

INTERREG III (2000-06)

Community Initiative Cross-Border Cooperation and Completion of Energy Networks

OJ C 200, 1996
OJ C 180, 1994

INTERACT Website

ISIS (1995-98)

Information Society Initiatives in Standardization

 

 

IST (2002-2006)
ICT (2007-2013)

Information Society Technologies Programme brings together and extends the ACTS, Esprit and Telematics Applications programmes

 

 

Latin America Programmes

Programmes of the DG External Relations (AL-Invest, ALFA, URB AL, ALURE, ATLAS, @LIS, Alßan)

 

 

Leonardo da Vinci (since 1995)

Action programme for the implementation of a European Community vocational training policy

OJ L340, 1994

 

LIFE (2000-2006)
LIFE+ (2007-2013)

Financial instrument for Environment, Nature and Third Countries

OJ L 181/1996

 

Lifelong Learning Programme
(2007-2013)

contribute through lifelong learning to the development of the Community as an advanced knowledge society

 

 

managEnergy

Initiative of the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and Transport to support the work on energy efficiency and renewable energies at the local and regional level.

 

 

MARCO POLO
(2000-2006)
MARCO POLO II
(2007-2013)

The Marco Polo programme intends to help the transport and logistics industry to achieve sustained modal shifts of road freight to short sea shipping, rail and inland waterway. The Marco Polo programme is formally the successor of the PACT programme, although it is broader in scope, budget and more ambitious.

 

 

MARIS (1995-99)

"MARitime Information Society" is one of eleven pilot projects in the Global Information Society initiative

 

  

MEDIA (since 1991)

The Union's support mechanism for the European audiovisual industry

OJ L 321/1995

 

Multiannual Programm for SMEs (2001-2006)

 

 

 

Objective 1 (2000-2006)

Supporting development in the less prosperous regions

 

 

Objective 2 (2000-2006)

Revitalising areas facing structural difficulties

 

 

PHARE (since 1989)

Supports the development of a larger democratic family of nations within a prosperous and stable Europe (Central and Eastern European Countries)

 

 

Programme Public Health (2003-2008)
Programme Health (2008-13)

The programme, which shall complement national policies, shall aim to protect human health and improve public health

 

 

SAVE (1991-2002)

Programme to promote the rational use of energy

 

 

Robert Schumann Projekt (1998-2002)

Improving the awareness of community law for the legal professions

 

 

The Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013)

The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) is the next programme in a series of multi-annual Framework Programmes that have been the European Union’s main instrument for funding research and development since 1984 - as provided for by the Treaty establishing the European Community (part 3, title XVIII, art. 166, pag.114).

 

CORDIS

The Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006)

FP6 is the Union’s main instrument for the funding of research in Europe

 

CORDIS

SMAP (since 1997)

Short and Medium-term Priority Environmental Action Programme

 

 

SMEs (2002-2006)

Technology Stimulation Measures for Small and Medium sized Enterprises

OJ C 180/1994

 

SMT (1994-98)

Standards, Measurements and Testing

  

 

SOCRATES (incl. Comenius, Erasmus, Lingua) (2000-2006)

Cooperation in the field of education

OJ L 87/1995

 

STOA (since 1999)

Scientific and Technological Options Assessment

 

 

SYNERGY (1998-2002)

Finances international co-operation projects with third countries for developing, formulating and implementing their energy policy in fields of mutual interest

 

 

TACIS (since 1991)

Provides grant finance for the transfer of know-how to twelve countries of the former Soviet Union, and Mongolia

 

 

TEMPUS (since 1990)

Trans European cooperation scheme for higher education

OJ L 112/1993
OJ L 306/1996

 

TEN-ENERGY (since 1996)

Trans European Energy Networks

 

 

THERMIE (1995-1998)

The Demonstration Component of the Non-Nuclear RTD Programme JOULE-THERMIE

OJ L 334/1994

 

URB-AL

Exchange between local authorities of Europe and Latin America

 

 

URBAN I (1994-1999)
URBAN II (2000-2006)

Aims to support innovation in urban regeneration

OJ C 180/1994
OJ C 200/1996

 

Youth (2000-2006)
Youth in Action
(2007-2013)

The YOUTH programme is the EU’s mobility and non-formal education programme targeting young people aged between 15 and 25 years. The Programme is open to youth in 30 European countries. The YOUTH programme offers possibilities to young people in the form of both group exchanges and individual voluntary work, as well as support activities.