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Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the current research and innovation funding programme with a budget of €85.5 billion.

How to apply for Horizon Europe funding


Cohesion Fund

The Cohesion Fund is aimed at EU countries whose gross national income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average. It aims to reduce economic and social disparities and to promote sustainable development.

How to apply for the Cohesion Fund


Environment and climate action (LIFE)

The LIFE pr ogramme is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU

How to apply for the LIFE programme


European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

The European Regional Development Fund aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between its regions.

How to apply for the ERDF Fund


Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP)

The Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP) is an EU programme that provides tailor-made support to all EU countries for their institutional, administrative and growth-enhancing reforms.

How to apply for the SRSP programme


European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)

Over half of EU funding is channelled through the 5 European structural and investment funds (ESIF). They are jointly managed by the European Commission and the EU countries.

How to apply for ESIF Funds


Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS)

The Research Fund for Coal and Steel supports research projects in coal and steel sectors. Every year around €55 million (€47.7 million for 2015) is made available to universities, research centres and private companies to fund projects.

How to apply for the RFCS Fund