31 July 2012

European funds for research: Security

7FPThe 6th call for Security Research has been published on EC Participant Portal on 10th of July 2012. The last Call for Proposals for Security Research under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) has been published (2012-07-10). Its indicative budget is €298 million . The  call offers new research funding opportunities to research institutions, universities, industries, SMEs, civil society organizations and any other security stakeholders. 54 different topics have been specified in the Call Work Programme including 2 demonstration projects and 2 SME open topics. The closing date is 22nd November 2012.
The call documentation is available on the Participant Portal

20 July 2012

European funds for the audiovisual sector

European funds for the audiovisual sector

Deadline: 28th September 2012

Eligible actions
Support for training: this action aims at strengthening the skills of European and third- country professionals:
-Option 1 supports the inclusion of students/professionals and teachers from non-EU countries in initial or continuous training schemes supported by the MEDIA 2007 programme ,
- Option 2 supports the creation of a continuous training scheme specific to MEDIA Mundus.

Support for market access: this action supports projects to promote access to international markets for audiovisual works. These projects concern the development and/or pre-production phases (for example international co-production markets) and activities downstream (events facilitating international sales of the works).

Support for distribution and circulation: this action aims at encouraging distribution, promotion, screening and diffusion of European works in third-country markets and of audiovisual works from third countries in Europe under optimum conditions.

Cross-over activities: this action aims at supporting projects of a cross-cutting nature, i.e. touching upon several priorities of this programme, e.g. trainings with subsequent pitching events at co- production meetings.

Official documents

16 July 2012

EU Funds for research and developments

European funds for research: 7 Framework programme (7FP)

KBBE: knoweldge-based bio-economy
Deadline: 5 February 2013

European funds for research

Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments 

  • Enabling research Area 
  • Increased sustainability of all production systems (agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture); plant health and crop protection 
  • Optimised animal health, production and welfare across agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture 
  • Socio-economic research and support to policies 

06 July 2012

Eu funds: Youth in Action Programme

Youth Support Systems - Partnerships

Deadline for submission of applications: 17 September 2012

This call for proposals aims at supporting partnerships with regional or local public bodies or other stakeholders active in the youth sector at European level in order to develop over the long-term projects which combine various measures of the Youth in Action Programme.
This mechanism aims at encouraging synergies and cooperation between the European Commission – via the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency – and the different actors working in the field of youth by pooling resources and practices with a view to maximising the impact of the programme and to reaching out to a higher number of beneficiaries.
The project must include activities of a non-profit-making nature that are related to the field of youth and non-formal education.

The following activities are eligible under this call:
  • Trans-national Youth Exchanges
  • National or Trans-national Youth Initiatives
  • European Voluntary Service
  • Training and Networking

05 July 2012

Prevention of and Fight against Crime

European funds for Prevention of and Fight against Crime 

Deadline 10 August and 12 October 2012 

Proposals submitted should target at least one of the following specific objectives of the Programme:
- to stimulate, promote and develop horizontal methods and tools necessary for strategically preventing and fighting crime and guaranteeing security and public order such as the work carried out in the European Union Crime Prevention Network, public-private partnerships, best practices in crime prevention, comparable statistics, applied criminology and an enhanced approach towards young offenders; 
- to promote and develop coordination, cooperation and mutual understanding among law enforcement agencies, other national authorities and related Union bodies in respect of the priorities identified by the Council in particular as set out by the Europol's Organised Crime Threat Assessment; 
- to promote and develop best practices for the protection and support witnesses; 
- to promote and develop best practices for the protection of crime victims.

03 July 2012

European funds for Economic impact of social enterprises

European funds for Economic impact of social enterprises

Deadline: 07/09/2012 
The objective of the activities to be funded by this call for proposals is to contribute to the availability of reliable statistics on social enterprises at national and European levels and to identify countries interested in collecting this information. 

 The aim is to provide policy-makers and relevant stakeholders for credible, comparable and systematic information and indicators on the role of the social enterprises in national economies and to offer usable and practical information to stakeholders for their decision making.

Further information

02 July 2012

European funds for tourism

Cooperation projects to create transnational tourism products based on cultural and industrial heritage 

Deadline: 28/09/2012

The final goal of the present call for proposals is to complement regional and national policies by supporting transnational cooperation and joint initiatives aiming at designing innovative transnational products in the fields of cultural and/or industrial tourism, with a view to: 
 1) Contributing to differentiate the European tourism offer by capitalising on and giving value to the shared cultural heritage; 
 2) contributing to economic regeneration and job creation in declining (post) industrial regions through interregional and transnational cooperation projects in the field of tourism.

Further information