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List of EU funding and European Funds and Grants for Local Development
The aim of these policies is to strengthen economic, social and territorial cohesion by reducing disparities between the levels of development of regions and countries of the European Union.
Reducing disparities requires a cohesion policy promoting constant improvements in competitiveness and employment. By co-financing infrastructure projects, developing the information society, accelerating the transfer of know-how, supporting investments in people and stimulating cross-border cooperation, the Directorate General for Regional Policy helps regions that are less prosperous or are suffering from structural problems to improve competitiveness and to achieve a faster rate of economic development in a sustainable way.
The Community strategic guidelines are an important part of the cohesion policy. On the basis of the strategic guidelines, the Member States draw up their cohesion policy priorities.
Although the Structural Funds are part of the Community budget, the way they are spent is based on a system of shared responsibility between the European Commission and Member State authorities:
- the Commission negotiates and approves the development programmes proposed by the Member States, and allocates resources,
- the Member States and their regions manage the programmes, implement them by selecting projects, control and assess them,
- the Commission is involved in programme monitoring, commits and pays out approved expenditure and verifies the control systems.
The Community strategic guidelines contribute also to the realisation of other Community priorities, such as those deriving from the EU 2020 strategy. They are mainly concerned with investment, jobs, knowledge and innovation, territorial cohesion and cooperation.
The following list gives you all the European funds available in the field of Local development:
- European Regional Development Fund
- Cohesion Fund
- Instrument for Structural Policies for Pre-Accession
- European Union Solidarity Fund
- European Social Fund
- Special support instruments : Jaspers, Jeremie, Jessica, Jasmine
Grants for technical assistance and cooperation projects between civil societies in Asia and Europe
Thematic programme for external aid and development that supports capacity building and participatory actions in developing countries and regions
90% when the project leader is from a developing country, 75% for EU Member
Grants provided to non-profits projects in many scientific, social and cultural fields
Cofinancing must be found.
Grants in the frame of the Trans-European Networks for transport
Up to 50% of the eligible costs, depending on the type of the project
Grants for cultural events in big cities of the European Union
1.5 million euro for each appointed city.
This call for proposals aims to support local actors' initiatives for the prevention of conflicts and the consolidation of peace in Nepal, while contributing to the broader objectives in relation to capaci...
This call of proposal aims to strengthen Non State Actors and Local Authorities in Sri Lanka which would then provide a foundation for a more equitable, open and democratic society through support to their...
In the framework of its dialogues on regional policy with countries outside the European Union, the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy is keen to share its experience on European regional policy ...
Technical cooperation to the Ethiopian Roads Authority within the sector policy support programme III.
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