European Commission: Funding programs

About the European Commission:

The European Commission is the EU’s politically independent executive arm. It is alone responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.

The Commission’s work is steered by a College of Commissioners, and led by its President. The Commissioners work on specific policy priorities that are set out by the Commission President. There are a total of six commissions, learn about them here.

Learn more about it in detail and visit the following website

What they do:

The Commission helps to shape the EU’s overall strategy, proposes new EU laws and policies, monitors their implementation and manages the EU budget. It also plays a significant role in supporting international development and delivering aid.

Operation policies and activities:

Funding programs and opportunities:

About 80% of EU funding is granted through programmes managed in the EU countries themselves. Where the European Commission directly manages funding, it does so by awarding grants, launching tendering procedures, etc. This section provides more detailed information on how to apply for funding managed directly by the Commission.

To be eligible for funding, you may need to look for a project partner in other countries.

To find details of individual calls:

Find information on the different types of EU funding available for research and innovation, the application process, how to manage your project, and how to find project partners, here.

1. The European Commission website,

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