Funding Opportunities in all scientific areas
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EU Programmes 2014 - 2020
The Horizon 2020 Funding Instrument (2014-2020) is established under three main pilars:1) Excellence in Science, 2) Industrial Leadership, and 3) Societal Challenges, and other cross cutting actions.
|EXCELENCET SCIENCE||INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP||SOCIETAL CHALLENGES|
|European Research Council||
Leadership in enabling industrial technologies:
|Future and Emerging Technologies||Energy|
|Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions||Climate|
|Acess to Risk Finance||Inclusive Societies|
|Innovation for SMEs||Security|
|Science with and for Society|
The Third Health Programme, (2014-2020) has 4 overarching objectives. It seeks to:
- Promote health, prevent diseases and foster supportive environments for healthy lifestyles taking into account the 'health in all policies' principle,
- Protect Union citizens from serious cross-border health threats,
- Contribute to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems,
- Facilitate access to better and safer healthcare for Union citizens.
- See the Third Health Proramme open calls
The Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) will promote the efficient management of migration flows and the implementation, strengthening and development of a common Union approach to asylum and immigration. This Fund will contribute to the achievement of four specific objectives:
- Asylum: strengthening and developing the Common European Asylum System by ensuring that EU legislation in this field is efficiently and uniformly applied;
- Legal migration and integration: supporting legal migration to EU States in line with the labour market needs and promoting the effective integration of non-EU nationals;
- Return: enhancing fair and effective return strategies, which contribute to combating irregular migration, with an emphasis on sustainability and effectiveness of the return process;
- Solidarity: making sure that EU States which are most affected by migration and asylum flows can count on solidarity from other EU States.
- See AMIF Open Calls
COSME will support SMEs in four areas:
- See COSME Open Calls
- The Internal Security Fund - Borders and Visa
The Internal Security Fund (Borders and Visa) promotes the implementation of the Internal Security Strategy, law enforcement cooperation and management of the Union's external borders. It focuses on two objectives:
- Visa: process effectively Schengen visas by supporting a common visa policy, providing a high quality of service to visa applicants, ensuring equal treatment of non-EU nationals and tackling irregular migration;
- Borders: achieve a high level of control of the external borders by supporting integrated borders management, harmonising border management measures within the Union and sharing information among EU States and with Frontex, to halt irregular migration and ensure the smooth crossing of the external borders.
See Open Call
- The Internal Security Fund - Police
The Internal Security Fund (Police) contributes to ensuring a high level of security in the EU and focuses on two objectives:
- Fight against crime: combating cross-border, serious and organised crime including terrorism, and reinforcing cooperation between EU national law enforcement authorities, relevant EU bodies, such as, EUROPOL, and non-EU and international organisations;
- Enhance the EU capacity to manage effectively security-related risk and crisis, and protect people and critical infrastructures against terrorist attacks and other security incidents.
See Open Calls
The Justice Programme offers concrete financial support to various organisations specialised thematically in the area of justice. It focuses on the following key areas:
- judicial cooperation in civil matters, including civil and commercial matters, insolvencies, family matters and successions, etc.
- judicial cooperation in criminal matters
- judicial training, including language training on legal terminology, with a view to fostering a common legal and judicial culture
- effective access to justice in Europe, including rights of victims of crime and procedural rights in criminal proceedings
- initiatives in the field of drugs policy (judicial cooperation and crime prevention aspects)
The EU helps the sector's professionals to finance information and promotion campaigns. By explaining to consumers and importers the standards and the quality of EU agri-food products, EU promotion programmes can help European producers in an increasingly competitive world.
The Promotion of Agricultural Products Programme shall aim to:
- highlight the specific features of agricultural production methods in the Union, particularly in terms of food safety, traceability, authenticity, labelling, nutritional and health aspects, animal welfare, respect for the environment and sustainability, and the characteristics of agricultural and food products, particularly in terms of their quality, taste, diversity or traditions;
- raise awareness of the authenticity of European protected designations of origin, protected geographical indication and traditional specialities guaranteed.
The Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) provides funding for high quality research projects which support the competitiveness of the European Coal and Steel industries. The programme covers core production processes; new products and applications, quality control, utilisation and conversion of resources, safety at work, environmental protection by reduction of emissions from coal use and steel production, and social issues.
The Rights, Equity and Citizenship Programme aims to contribute to the further development of an area where equality and the rights of persons, as enshrined in the Treaty, the Charter and international human rights conventions, are promoted and protected. Its nine specific objectives are to:
- Promote non–discrimination
- Combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
- Promote rights of persons with disabilities
- Promote equality between women and men and gender mainstreaming
- Prevent violence against children, young people, women and other groups at risk (Daphne)
- Promote the rights of the child
- Ensure the highest level of data protection
- Promote the rights deriving from Union citizenship
Other Funding Opportunities
- Article 185 TFEU in the Horizon 2020 Programme
- Joint Technology Initiatives
- Electronic components & systems (ECSEL) (merger of the ARTEMIS embedded systems JTI and the ENIAC nanoelectronics JTI set up in 2008)
- Access to the EC Participant Portal
Information sessions on H2020 Funding Opportunities:
- Support to participate in Horizon 2020 (find guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in H2020).