European Commission’s Directorate-General for Budget released “A beginner’s guide to EU funding”, which introduces the EU funding opportunities available in the period 2014-2020. If you have been thinking about applying for EU funding, this guide is the first step to read as it offers a comprehensive collection of basic facts and links.

The guide presents an overview of the EU funding options according to the main categories of potential beneficiaries: small companies (SMEs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), young people, researchers, farmers and public bodies. However, it may also be a valuable source of information for applicants from other fields. It also briefly explains how and where to apply and other general rules (eligibility, etc.), it also includes examples and practical tips.

New generation of EU programmes rest on key areas for the EU’s future: research and innovation, transport, energy, job opportunities for the younger generation and improving the competitiveness of European businesses, to name just a few. Another focus is on simplifying its financial rules to make access to EU funding easier.

The guide is available in 23 languages of the EU countries, including English.

You can also contact company SIBIZ for more detailed information and help with your EU application at: [email protected]