Funding opportunities 2014-2020

Last updated: 28/07/2017

CESIE aims to inform our partners and beneficiaries about the new opportunities of funding and cooperation offered by the European Commission for the period 2014-2020, under the new Operational Programmes.

It will be our pleasure to constantly update this section with the latest news from the European Commission. Find below an overview of the programmes of education, youth, sport, research and citizenship:

 

ENI CBC MEDITERRANEAN SEA BASIN PROGRAMME

€15.4 billion  to strengthen prosperity, stability and security at EU’s external borders

The European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) and the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) have the objective of assisting progress towards “an area of shared prosperity and good neighbourliness” between EU Member States and their neighbours.

Cross-Border Cooperation programmes between EU member states and Neighbourhood partners are among the types of programmes supported by ENI, which builds on lessons learnt from the ENPI CBC Programme.

For the period 2014- 2020, the new European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) has succeeded the ENPI. With a budget of €15.4 billion, the ENI will provide the bulk of funding to the 16 partner countries covered by the ENP.

The total EU contribution available for the first call for standard projects is € 84.668.413,86 , distributed amongst 4 Thematic Objectives and 11 Priorities.

Priorities

Thematic Objective

Priorities

A.1 Business and SMEs development A.1.1: Support innovative start-up and recently-established enterprises

A.1.2: Strengthen and support euro-Mediterranean networks, clusters, consortia and value-chains in traditional sectors and non-traditional sectors

A.1.3: Encourage sustainable tourism initiatives and actions

A.2 Support to education, research, technological development and innovation A.2.1: Support technological transfer and commercialisation of research results

A.2.2: Support SMEs in accessing research and innovation, also through clustering

A.3 Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty A.3.1: Provide young people, especially those belonging to the NEETS, and women, with marketable skills

A.3.2: Support social and solidarity economic actors

B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation

 

B.4.1: Water management – Support sustainable initiatives targeting innovative and technological solutions to increase water efficiency

B.4.2: Waste treatment and recycling – Reduce municipal waste generation, promote source-separated collection and its optimal exploitation

B.4.3: Renewable energy and energy efficiency – Support cost-effective and innovative energy rehabilitations relevant to building types and climatic zones, with a focus on public buildings

B.4.4: Integrated Coastal Zone Management – Incorporate the Ecosystem-Based management approach to ICZM into local development planning

Deadlines

Deadlines for the submission of applications under ENI CBC Med 2014-2020:

ENI CBC Med 2014-2020 Deadlines
First call for standard projects 09/11/2017

at 1:00 pm (GMT+1)

Call for strategic projects Opening 2018
Call for capitalisation projects Opening 2019

ERASMUS+

€14.7 billion for the next 7 years in the field of education, training, youth and sport

The recently approved programme Erasmus+ gathers in a single Programme the LLP, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus and Youth in Action programmes and the Sport actions managed by the European Commission. The approval confirms an increase of 40% of the budget for the next 7 years. Of this budget, at least 63% will be dedicated to Learning mobility of individuals, 28% to Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices and the 4.2% for the Support to policy reform.

Deadlines

Deadlines for the submission of applications under Erasmus+

Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals Deadlines
Mobility of individuals in the field of youth 2 February 201726 April 2017

4 October 2017

Mobility of individuals in the field of education and training 2 February 2017
Large scale European voluntary service events 5 April 2017
Strategic EVS Projects 26 April 2017
Key Action 2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices Deadlines
Strategic partnerships in the field of youth 2 February 201726 April 2017

4 October 2017

Strategic partnerships in the field of education and training 29 March 2017
Knowledge Alliances 28 February 2017
Capacity building in the field of higher education 9 February 2017
Capacity building in the field of youth 8 March 2017
Key Action 3: Support for policy reform Deadlines
Meeting between young people and decision-makers in the field of youth 2 February 201726 April 2017

4 October 2017

Key Action 3 Deadlines
VET-Business Partnerships on Work-based learning and Apprenticeships 17 January 2017
Key Action 3 Deadlines
Forward-Looking Cooperation Projects 14 March 2017
Key Action 3 Deadlines
Social inclusion through education, training and youth 22 May 2017
Sport Deadlines
Collaborative partnerships 6 April 2017
Small collaborative partnerships 6 April 2017
Not-for-profit European sport events 6 April 2017

All deadlines for submission of applications specified above end at 12.00 (noon), Brussels time. For detailed instructions for the submission of applications refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. For further info check Erasmus+ Call for proposals

HORIZON 2020

Nearly €80 billion for Research and Innovation for period 2014-2020.

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme, which implements a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. The three pillars of the Programme are: tackling societal challenges, excellent science and competitive industries.

Learn more
About Horizon 2020 Link esterno
Horizon 2020 programme sections Link esterno
Horizon 2020 for the period 2016 – 2017: Link esterno
1. General Introduction cesie-pdf
2. Future and Emerging Technologies cesie-pdf
3. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions cesie-pdf
4. European Research Infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures) cesie-pdf
5. Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Introduction cesie-pdf
5.I. Information and Communication Technologies cesie-pdf
5.II. Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing cesie-pdf
5.III. Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies – Space cesie-pdf
6. Access to Risk Finance cesie-pdf
7. Innovation in SMEs cesie-pdf
8. Health, demographic change and well-being cesie-pdf
9. Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy cesie-pdf
10. ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’ cesie-pdf
11. Smart, green and integrated transport cesie-pdf
12. Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials cesie-pdf
13. Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies cesie-pdf
14. Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens cesie-pdf
15. Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation cesie-pdf
16. Science with and for Society cesie-pdf
17. Cross-cutting activities (Focus Areas) cesie-pdf
18. Fast Track to Innovation Pilot cesie-pdf
19. Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation cesie-pdf
Deadlines External Link
Events External Link
Participant Portal External Link
F.A.Q External Link

Tender Opportunities

The European Commission and other development cooperation donors regularly publish Calls for tenders for the provision of services in various sectors. CESIE’s main priority fields are:

  • Democracy and Human Rights
  • Human development
  • Social cohesion
  • Employment
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EuropeAid, which is guided by the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, uses different funding instruments: European Development Fund (EDF), Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI), European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) and Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA). All instruments use amongst others Calls for tenders as aid modality.

Calls for tenders are also published by other donors, such as the German Development Cooperation Agency GIZ.

Further, also other institutions of the European Commission publish tender opportunities from time to time, e.g. the Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC).

Some of these tender opportunities follow an open procedure, where interested tenderers are asked to send directly their proposal within an established deadline; some also foresee a two-step selection process, where the tenderer first has to submit an “Expression of Interest” and then, if pre-selected, receives the complete Terms of Reference together with the invitation to submit the complete proposal within a given deadline.

Learn more about tender opportunities:

EUROPE FOR CITIZENS

€186 million to help citizens’ organisations’ capacity to engage citizens in the democratic life of the Union

The new programme will have similarities with the previous one, bringing new opportunities for citizens and organisations to strength the dialogue about the future of the EU.

CREATIVE EUROPE

€1.46 billion to foster cross-border cooperation in cultural and creative sectors in Europe and beyond

Creative Europe is the single Programme that unifies the Media and Culture programmes (2007-2013). The programme will support a variety of actions from film festivals to platforms of cultural operators.

Deadlines

All Calls for Proposals under Creative Europe

Culture Sub-programme Deadline for submission
Call for applications for the 2021 European Capital of CultureEAC/A03/2014 23/10/2015
Expert for the European Capital of Culture panelEAC/14/2014 31/12/2020
Creative Europe – Cross-sectoral – Refugee Integration Projects 2016EACEA 12/2016 28/04/2016
MEDIA Sub-programme Deadline for submission
Support for development of European Video Games 2015
EACEA/06/2015
26/03/2015
Audience development 2015
EACEA/05/2015
26/03/2015
International Coproduction Funds 2015
EACEA/43/2014
12/03/2015
Distribution Automatic Support 2015
EACEA/27/2014
Generation stage: 30/04/2015Reinvestment stage: 02/08/2016
Support for Development of Single Projects 2015
EACEA/17/2014
16/04/2015

For more info check http://ec.europa.eu/culture/creative-europe/calls/index_en.htm

Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014-2020 (REC)

EUR 439 million to promote the development of an area where equality and the rights of persons are promoted and protected.

The specific objectives of the programme are: to promote non–discrimination, rights of persons with disabilities, equality between women and men and gender mainstreaming, rights deriving from Union citizenship; to combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance; to prevent violence against children, young people, women and other groups at risk; to ensure the highest level of data protection; to enforce costumer rights.

The type of actions funded are: training activities, mutual learning, cooperation activities, exchange of good practices, peer reviews, development of ICT tools, awareness-raising activities, dissemination, conferences, support for main actors, analytical activities.

Justice Programme 2014-2020

EUR 378 million to promote the development of a European area of justice based on mutual recognition and mutual trust.

The programme promotes: judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters, judicial training with a view to fostering a common legal culture, effective access to justice in Europe, initiatives in the field of drugs policy.

The type of actions funded are: training activities, mutual learning, cooperation activities, exchange of good practices, peer reviews, development of ICT tools, awareness-raising activities, dissemination, conferences, support for main actors, analytical activities.

Migration and Home Affairs

EUR 6.9 billion to ensure adequate support for building a more open and secure Europe

One of the EU’s fundamental objectives is to create an area of free movement where the rights and security of both EU citizens and non-EU nationals are guaranteed. With an overall budget of EUR 6.9 billion, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the Internal Security Fund (ISF) will finance actions supporting EU Home Affairs policies in the period 2014-20 and through these actions build a more open and secure Europe.

Open and Upcoming Calls
Open and Upcoming Calls Deadlines
Integration of third country nationals  28 February 2017

To understand objectives and priorities is fundamental to be prepared for the upcoming calls for proposals – let’s get ready!