EU Funding

The EU’s assumption that funding for all activities is to support the objectives of the community and important political priorities. Key priorities include regional and social disparities, the promotion of employment, environmental issues, the prevention of social exclusion, the promotion of equality between women and men, the implementation of the information society and the protection of cultural heritage.

The majority of the EU budget is spent on agricultural aid and the structural funds-the rest is left for other policies and institutions, as well as operating costs. The other internal policies, mainly carried out through various Community programmes or activities, and these are usually those funds, on which the EU Office is working on.

These programs aid are usually significantly smaller than the aid from the structural funds and their purpose is mainly to help the European cooperation.

EACH HAVE THEIR OWN RULES AND CRITERIA FOR THE SELECTION OF THE
In practice, the community is required to support each own financial contribution. The EU’s financial contribution to the project is generally up to 50% of the eligible costs.

The amount of aid varies according to the different applications, and different operations on the same program. Each program has its own rules and criteria on the basis of which is determined by, among other things, who can participate in the program and submit applications, what actions the programme will support, what is the maximum amount of funding, what are the acceptable costs, how the applications are processed, etc.

Applications for Community programmes will be of all Member countries, and usually two to five times more than the funding opportunities available to you.

Osarahoittamilta projects in the EU is generally required for European added value. In practice, this usually means that the project will have to be partners in at least three Member States or participating countries, or that the results of the project can be applied to other countries.

The application stage is to contact the program’s national responsibility for diagnosing or directly to the Commission, the responsibility of the person concerned, or the country’s EU Office in Brussels, from which you can visit for talks with officials of the Commission.

They can advance to the reviews. as to whether the planned project to be financed within the framework of the programme concerned.

CHECKLIST FOR THE PROJECT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION, THE
Project planning

1. Be sure to ask the opinion of the Commission before you start to do the project.

2. What are the real priorities and arrangements.

3. Who makes the decision.

4. Have there been similar projects in the past.

5. What kind of timeframe to proceed.

The project application writing

1. Constant communication to the Commission-the long-term, permanent relationship with the officials of the Commission and technical offices.

2. Primary reading for the Commission.

3. Solid communication with project partners.

4. The budget and the “EU-slang for” place.

Actual lobbying

1. Knowing the importance of decision making in the schedule and other project partners, agreeing to the lobbying of the schedule.

2. Get ready for the budget negotiations, and what would you be willing to haggle.

3. Get ready for a timetable for the elastic.

The rejection of the application

1. The exact reasons why the application is rejected.

2. Compare with approved applications.

3. What should fix it.

4. When a new application round.

In all matters relating to the erillisrahastoihin can also be yhteydesä the EU-Office in Brussels
Brussels Office:
southfinland@skynet.be
tuula.loikkanen@skynet.be
Tel: + 32 2 282 03 78
GSM + 32 496 33 17 12
Fax. + 32 2 742 32 88

Below are a list of some of the websites of the multiannual programmes.
The list is not comprehensive and does not usually found in a future search times on these pages.
ENERGY
Energy framework programme 1998-2002
Altener 1998-2002
Carnot 1998-2002
Save II 1996-2002
Synenergy 1998-2002
The ten-energy networks
The PUBLIC HEALTH
Health promotion, 1996-2002
Prevention of AIDS and other communicable diseases 1996-2002
Drug addiction prevention, 1996-2002
The fight against cancer, 1996-2002
Rare diseases 1999-2003
Injury prevention 1999-2003
Action on pollution-related diseases in 1999-2002
Health monitoring 1997-2002
TRAINING
Leonardo da Vinci (II) 2000-2006
Socrates II (2000-2006)
CULTURE
The Culture 2000 programme 2000-2004
Media-training 2001-2005
Media Plus-development, distribution and promotion 2001-2005
Digital content eContent 2001-2004 (by request)
YOUTH
The youth programme 2000-2004
SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES
Euro Info Centers, EIC
Innovation Relay Centres IRC
European Business Angels Network
European yhteisryritys (JEV)
The Seed Capital Action (CREA)
Venture Capital The ETF To

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