The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme is a financing instrument at EU level to promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions.
Horizon Europe is an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme to succeed Horizon 2020.
Horizon Europe will support European partnerships with EU countries, the private sector, foundations and other stakeholders. The aim is to deliver on global challenges and industrial modernisation through concerted research and innovation efforts.
It is divided into three pillars:
- Excellent Science
- Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness
- Innovative Europe
The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) is a service facility aiming to provide cluster organisations with modern tools.
The services include:
- a dynamic mapping of over 1000 profiled cluster organisations worldwide
- the largest information hub for clusters offering latest news/events/open calls to a broad community
- matchmaking events supporting the development of cooperation between clusters in Europe and beyond
- a database on regional, national, international and sectoral cluster networks
- detailed information on the European Strategic Cluster Partnerships
- a partner search facility, where cluster organisations can exchange their offers and demands
- dedicated pages supporting international cooperation including profiles of selected countries of strategic interest and related European international support services
- a database of profiled cluster-related projects developed under various European programmes.
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) manages funding for education, culture, audiovisual, sport, citizenship and volunteering. The website collects information on the funding programmes managed by the EACEA:
- Creative Europe (culture and audiovisual media)
- Erasmus+ (education, training, youth and sport)
- European Solidarity Corps (volunteering, traineeships and job opportunities for young people across Europe)
- Europe for Citizens (remembrance and civic participation)
- EU Aid Volunteers (training and capacity building of volunteers and humanitarian organisation)
- Intra-Africa Mobility Scheme (academic mobility in Africa)
The EACEA website is a knowledge database on current developments, funding opportunities, calls for proposals and the specific application procedures of these programmes.
Visegrad Fund supports a diverse range of activities in all areas of life. From small cross-border projects that strive to improve mutual understanding in the border areas to multilateral initiatives. Projects must develop cooperation and active participation of organizations from at least 3 V4 countries (Poland, Czech Republik, Hungary and Slovakia) or organizations from 3 V4 countries and at least 1 organization from Western or Eastern Balkan countries (Visegrad+ Grants).
The Alpine Space programme is a European transnational cooperation programme for the Alpine region. It provides a framework to facilitate the cooperation between economic, social and environmental key players in seven Alpine countries, as well as between various institutional levels such as: academia, administration, business and innovation sector, and policy making.
Four of these thematic fields, called priorities, have been identified for the 2014–2020 period:
Priority 1: Innovative Alpine Space
Priority 2: Low Carbon Alpine Space
Priority 3: Liveable Alpine Space
Priority 4: Well-Governed Alpine Space
The cooperation area of the Alpine Space programme covers the Alps and their surrounding lowlands, connecting very distinct regions, such as the French Rhone Valley with the Slovenian Adriatic coast, and the metropolitan area of Milan with the Bavarian foothills.
The programming process for the Alpine Space programme 2021-2027 has officially started.
The European Social Fund (ESF) is the European Union's main financial instrument for social policy and investment in people.
The ESF supports measures
- to prevent and combat unemployment
- to expand the range of training on offer
- and for an improved functioning of the labour market.
With the aim of promoting and employing, ESF invests in education, skills and lifelong learning. The priorities are gender equality, active ageing and inclusion, adaptation to change, technical assistance and reducing early school leaving. The ESF is one of the European Union's Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) alongside the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and the Cohesion Fund.
INTERREG is the EU programme for cross-border cooperation, which supports collaborations between european countries. This includes three types of cooperation:
cross-border (INTERREG A)
transnational (INTERREG B)
interregional (INTERREG C).