Further EU Funding
COST actions promote scientific networks involving scientists from at least 7 COST-funded countries. The basis is a joint work programme for a period of 4 years. The "bottom-up" topics are initiated jointly by the researchers. Funding is up to 130,000 Euros / year for the network.
To be funded:
- Network activities / meetings / conferences
- Workshops and seminars
- Short scholarly exchanges and training schools
- Traveling expenses
- Management activities
- Publications, websites and the dissemination of results
COSME - Europe's Programme for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises
COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises running from 2014 to 2020 with a planned budget of 2.3 billion Euro.
Supported measures are:
- Facilitating access to finance for SMEs
- Improving access to markets
- Improving the framework conditions for competitiveness
- Promoting a business culture in Europe.
Beneficiaries of the program are companies, in particular SMEs, and public and private operators involved in business support.
You may contact the EU Network for Universities in Saxony-Anhalt and the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Saxony-Anhalt for further information
LIFE+ - Environment
The LIFE programme supports projects in the fields of environment, nature conservation and climate policy. It has a budget of 3.4 billion Euro for the funding period 2014-2020. Public institutions, private profit-oriented institutions as well as private non-profit institutions (NGOs) from EU countries can participate.
The general LIFE objectives will be implemented under two subprogrammes:
- Environment and resource efficiency
- Nature and biodiversity
- Environmental policy and information
- Climate Protection
- Adaptation to climate change
- Climate policy and information
CREATIVE EUROPE is a programme that promotes the audiovisual industry in Europe and the cultural and creative industries. The programme runs from 2014 to 2020 and has a budget of 1.46 billion Euro.
The aims of CREATIVE EUROPE are: to give projects a European added value in order to increase their international success, to promote the professionalization of the players on an international level and to open up new audiences.
With its three sub-programmes MEDIA (for the audiovisual industry and game developpers), CULTURE (for other artistic disciplines) and CROSS-SECTOR (music and cross-sector eduction) it aims to support European cooperation projects, networks, platforms and literary translations as well as film distributors, festivals and international co-productions.
Applications are open to cultural and artistic organizations from EU countries, but also to various non-EU states.
Further information can be found on the portals:
The EUREKA network is a European initiative for the initiation and implementation of applied, cross-border research and the development of projects for civilian purposes.
Its goals are:
- Promoting European competitiveness in world markets
- Linking Europe's potential with professionals, know-how, facilities and financial resources
- Developing European infrastructures and standards
- Creating access to new markets
- Strengthening the European internal market.
Within EUREKA there are no thematic requirements, the project participants decide independently on their project contents as well as the nature and duration of their cooperation. Applications may be submitted by companies, research institutions and other institutions under private or public law. The participants have a contact person in the respective country, the National Project Coordinator (NPC). EUREKA is not a centrally organized funding programme. Financing is the responsibility of participants at national level - through public or private funding or own resources.
Further information can be found on the following portals: