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Online Guide to EU Funding Supports the Cultural Sector

CulturEU is a portal that explains EU funding opportunities for businesses in the cultural and creative sectors. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these sectors have been hit hard by restrictions. Since the onset of the pandemic, the Commission has taken numerous measures to address the consequences of...
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European Commission increases LIFE programme funding

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. For the 2021–2027 period, the European Commission is increasing LIFE programme funding by almost 60%. LIFE will also expand into four new sub-programmes: Nature and biodiversity Circular economy and quality of...
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Southern Neighbourhood: EU proposes new Agenda for the Mediterranean

To relaunch and strengthen the strategic partnership between the European Union and its Southern Neighbourhood partners, the European Commission and the High Representative have adopted a joint communication proposing an ambitious and innovative new Agenda for the Mediterranean. The new Agenda is...
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European Commission successfully places first EU SURE bond in 2021

The European Commission has issued a €14 billion social bond under the EU SURE instrument to help protect jobs and people in work. The issuing consisted of two bonds, with €10 billion due for repayment in June 2028 and €4 billion due for repayment in November 2050. There was high demand among...
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C-VoUCHER programme for SMEs

C-VoUCHER is the first pan-European initiative, funded by the European Commission, fully adopting circular economy principles to transform linear value chains ('cradle to waste') into circular models ('cradle to cradle'®). For the period 2018 to 2020, C-VoUCHER has earmarked € 4.2 million for...
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The second UFO Project call for proposals is now open!

With funding opportunities for up to 60k euros per SME, the UFO Project is seeking collaborative projects (of 2 or more SMEs) to develop innovative products and services by integrating new embedded technology solutions in the Small Flying Objects (SFO) area i.e. Smallsats, Drones and High Altitude...
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Agreement reached on EU funding for cross-border projects

The European Parliament and European Union (EU) Member States have reached agreement on the funding for cross-border programmes for the next seven years. Following the deal, which must still be formally endorsed by the Parliament and European Council, €8 billion will be available for transnational...
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€10m finance package to help Bulgarian cultural and creative SMEs hit by pandemic

The European Commission has agreed a €10 million finance package to help Bulgarian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and small public enterprises in the cultural and creative sectors that have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria)...
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First “Green Deal” funding from European Innovation Council awards €307 million to 64 start-ups

The European Innovation Council has awarded over €307 million to 64 game-changing ‘green deal’ start-ups and SMEs contributing to the objectives of the European Green Deal Strategy and the Recovery Plan for Europe. Winning proposals range from innovative solutions for the automotive, aerospace and...
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European Commission mobilises additional funds for COVID-19 research and innovation projects

The European Commission has mobilised additional €122 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, for urgently needed research dedicated to the Coronavirus. The new call is the latest addition to a range of EU-funded research and innovation actions to fight COVID-19. It...
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European Commission mobilises additional funds for COVID-19 research and innovation projects

The European Commission has mobilised additional €122 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, for urgently needed research dedicated to the Coronavirus. The new call is the latest addition to a range of EU-funded research and innovation actions to fight COVID-19. It...
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The European Commission supports Member States in their transition to a climate-neutral economy

The European Commission has approved all requests made by 18 Member States for support with the preparation of their territorial just transition plans, which each Member State will have to draw up to get access to funding from the Just Transition Mechanism. The Just Transition Mechanism is part of...