30 November 2011

European funds for culture

European grant for literary translation
Deadline: 3rd February, 2012

This call wants to provides financial support for the  translation of literature from one European language into another. The translation projects may be submitted by independent publishers or publishing groups from participating countries.

The only eligible applicants are public or private organisations with legal personality whose main activity is in the cultural field (areas of cultural or creative activity) and whose head office is in one of the following countries:
the Member States of the European Union,Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, Croatia, Turkey, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro.

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23 November 2011

Funds for EU transnational cooperation projects

European Alpine Space programme
Deadline: 20th January 2012

The Alpine Space Programme is the EU transnational co-operation programme for the Alps; it connects 33 regions from seven Alpine countries with the aim to increase competitiveness and attractiveness of the cooperation area by developing joint actions in fields where transnational cooperation is required for sustainable solutions.

 Priority 1 - Competitiveness and Attractiveness
  • Coping with the effects of Demographic Change

21 November 2011

European funds for promoting gender equality

European grant funds: Protection and promotion of women’s rights, and women’s social and economic empowerment
Deadline: 26th January 2012
Specific objectives:
To develop and strengthen sustainable initiatives at local and national level promoting:
  • women’s equal access to and control of economic resources;
  • equal access to existing and/or new services that are instrumental to increasing women’s social and
  • economic protection and wellbeing and their participation in economic growth;
  • dissemination of relevant good practice.
For the purpose of sustainability, proposals must include at least two out of the following three themes:

18 November 2011

European grant funds for education

European call for proposal: Tempus IV
Reform of higher education through international university cooperation
Deadline: 23rd February 2012

The purpose of this call for proposals is to promote multilateral cooperation among higher education institutions, authorities and organisations from EU Member States and partner countries with the focus on the reform and modernisation of higher education.

Eligible actions:

17 November 2011

Europeand funds for social experimentations

Eu grant funds for Social experimentions
Deadline: 15th December 2011

The present call focuses on the methodological and governance aspects of the project in the different phases of policy reforms. In this context, particular attention should be given to the design and evaluation of the projects and on mutual learning from the experimentations. This approach is consistent with the emphasis on good governance of the European Union and the increased need to ensure quality of public spending while responding to citizens' needs and expectations.
Selected projects have to contribute to developing and testing socially innovative approaches to policy priorities in the context of the Europe 2020 Strategy and the Open Method of Coordination on social protection and social inclusion.

The relevant projects should address issues such as:

16 November 2011

Joint Harmonised European Union Programme of Business and Consumer Surveys

European grant funds for business and consumer surveys
Deadline: 19th December 2011
The joint harmonised EU programme involves specialised bodies/institutes carrying out opinion surveys on a joint financing basis. The Commission is looking to conclude agreements with bodies and institutes suitably qualified to carry out one or more of the following surveys for the next three years:

15 November 2011

European grants for the audiovisual industry

European call for proposal: MEDIA 2007 — Promotion/Access to markets
Deadline: 22nd December 2011
Eligible actions
The present call for proposals is aimed at supporting actions and activities that take place in and outside the member countries of the programme (download the call for more information on eligible countries)
The objectives are to support actions that have the following aims:
  • to improve the circulation of European audiovisual works by ensuring that the European audiovisual sector has access to the professional European and international audiovisual markets,
  • to encourage common actions between national film and audiovisual programme promotion organisations,
  • to encourage the building-up of an economic partnership between countries and professionals inside and outside theprogramme and facilitate better mutual knowledge and understanding.
Projects shall last for a maximum period of 12 months. Activities must begin at the earliest on 1 June
2012 and must end at the latest by 31 December 2012.

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03 November 2011

European funds for biotechnology research

European gratn funds for industrial Research and development project in Biotechnology 
Deadline: 1st February 2012

The strategic objective of the call is to foster the competitiveness of Europe’s biotechnology industry by supporting research intensive SMEs and their strategic partnerships. The programme focuses on supporting innovation and competitive research in SMEs by funding transnational projects with challenging application aspects and a substantial commercial impact on the market.
This call addresses applications in all fields of modern biotechnology, irrespective of particular branches (red, green, grey (environmental), white (industrial) and blue biotech projects are welcome).
Funding is intended for innovative biotech-projects in the fields of:
  • Industrial research & development (planned research or critical investigation aimed at the acquisition of new knowledge and skills for developing new products, processes or services or for bringing about a significant improvement in existing products, processes or services. It comprises the creation of components of complex systems, which is necessary for the industrial research, notably for generic technology validation, to the exclusion of prototypes as covered by “experimental development”)
  • Applied research (the implementation of the results of industrial research for the creation of commercial applications. Applied research is performed in order to solve specific, practical questions related to product development up to the first prototype).

01 November 2011

EU funds for Transnational distribution of films

EU funds for Transnational distribution of European films.

The aim is to encourage and support the wider transnational distribution of recent non-national European films by encouraging theatrical distributors in particular to invest in promotion and  adequate distribution of non-domestic European films.
The scheme also aims to encourage the development of links between the production and distribution
sector thus improving the competitive position of non-national European films.
Eligible applicants
This notice is aimed at European companies whose activities contribute to the abovementioned objectives.
Applicants must be established in one of the following countries:
the 27 countries of the European Union + Switzerland and Croatia.

Eligible actions
The theatrical (cinema) distribution of a non-national feature film.