Green economy  |  Publications  |  05.03.2014

Your Guide to EU Funding

More EU money than ever before is earmarked for sustainable projects and the implementation of these projects requires close involvement of civil society including on local and regional level. This publication by the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament helps you identify the available funding for your sustainable project. 

The European Union (EU) allocates considerable financial resources to projects and actions that are related to EU policies and their implementation. This money is used for investments in a broad spectrum of areas, such as sustainable economic development, decent work, research & innovation, education, culture, health and environmental protection. Whereas some funds are allocated to EU Member States, where national or regional authorities implement them, other funds are distributed and managed directly by the European Commission.

This year, the implementation of the new programmes begins. We want to ensure that our achievements during the negotiations on the new programme strategies do actually deploy a change towards more Green EU investments on the level of implementation. With this guide we seek to provide local and regional actors, as well as young people, user-friendly information on how to access EU funding opportunities for your own projects and ideas.

This documents follows 3 key objectives:

  • It gives our local and regional Green stakeholders, namely local and regional councillors and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), an insight into the functioning of the huge variety of EU funds. 
  • It provides young people in the EU with information on how they can directly benefit from Europe by taking part in one of the numerous EU programmes. 
  • It offers guidance on how to set-up your own EU project.

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