EU Funds
Knowledge Building across Community Land Trusts
July, 2 2013
Knowledge Center Social Europe
Knowledge Center Social Europe has two
main activities
Informing the federations of the non
profit sector and the Flemish regional
authorities, among others department of
wellfare, public health and family, about
European Policy
Informing and supporting non profit
organizations (both public and private) in
EU funds and projects
EU funds and projects
An opportunity to work with European partners
on innovative themes…
Develop innovative expertise or adapt and
transfer existing expertise
Technological and more and more about
Social Innovation
international exchange, development of
professional expertise
Develop an offer towards the target group:
mobility, education, …
What are EU subventions? (1)
EU programmes: Framework for 7 years
1. Multiannual Financial Framework
2007-2013: More then 100 subvention
programmes with own objectives,
priorities, …
!2014 – 2020: New Framework for 7
2. Annual work plan: priorities for the work
3. Call for proposals
4. Project Implementation
What are EU subventions? (2)
3 different types of grants
grants: call for proposals –
projects / actions that are in the interest of
the European policy
2. Operating grants: Operating costs for a
European structure
3. Tenders: call for tenders issued by the
European Commission for services,
research, …
1. Project
+ Projects via the European Parliament
What are EU subventions? (3)
Different types of EU programmes
1. Structural Funds – cohesian policy:
decrease socio-economic differences
between European regions (ESF, EFRD,
Interreg, …)
Managed by member states and/or regions
2. European programmes – mixed centralized
/ decentralized (Erasmus for All, …)
 Some of the actions are managed by the
member states, others by the European
3. Community Programmes – Thematic
programmes (EaSI …)
 managed by the European Commission or
by an executive agency of the European
What are EU subventions? (4)
Some important characteristics concerning
1. Based on European policy and priorities
2. Each European programm has clear
 Match the own organisation objectives with
the European policy priorities
3. Most of the time transnational: partnership with
other EU countries (exceptional with non EU
4. Dissemination and valorisation
What are EU subventions? (5)
Some important financial characteristics
1. European grants finance projects – no
structural funding
2. Subventions = repayment of eligible costs
3. Cofinancing – no profit
4. Prefinancing
5. One subvention per project
The EU 2020 strategy
Europe 2020: 7 flagship initiatives
underpin the targets
Smart Growth
« Innovation Union »
« Youth on the
move »
Digital society
« A digital agenda
for Europe »
Inclusive Growth
Climate, energy
Employment and
and mobility
« Resource efficient
« An agenda for
Europe »
new skills and jobs »
« An industrial
policy for the
globalisation era »
European Commission
Fighting poverty
« European
platform against
poverty »
Themes in de EU 2020 strategie
1. (Social and technological) innovation: finding
answers for social needs and stimulating new
2. Access to the labour market
3. Combating poverty
4. Training and education
5. Climate, energy, mobility
+ Social Investment Package: Social Investment
for Growth and Cohesion
-Child Poverty
-Long Term Care
-Homeless people
What are the EU funds to keep an
eye on?
EU funds – a selection
Overview EU Funds
EU programme 2007-2013
EU programme 2014-2020
Structural Funds
European Social Fund (ESF)
European Social Fund (ESF)
European Fund for Regional Development
European Fund for Regional Development
Rural development programme
Rural development programme
Mixed centralized / decentralized
Life Long Learning, Leonardo da Vinci
Erasmus for All
Life Long Learning, Grundtvig
Erasmus for All
Youth in Action
Erasmus for All
European Integration Fund
Fund for Asylum and Migration
European Integration Fund
Fund for Asylum and Migration
Overview EU Funds
Community Programmes
Preparatory Action in the field of Sport
Erasmus for All
EaSI (Programme for Employment and Social
7th Framework programm for Research
Horizon 2020
Competitiveness en Innovation (CIP)
Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020
Life + / Environment
LIFE programma voor milieu en klimaatactie
Programme for Rights and Citizenship
Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
Programme for Rights and Citizenship
Public Health programm
Health for Growth programma
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
Drug Prevention and Information
Programme for Justice
Prevention of and fight against crime
Programme for Justice
Europe for Citizens
Europe for Citizens
Education, training, development
and exchange of expertise & skills
Different programmes for different target
• Leonardo da Vinci: programme for
vocational education and training
• Grundtvig: programme for adult education
• Youth in Action programme: for youth and
youth workers
 2014 -2020: Erasmus for all
Education, training, development
and exchange of expertise (2)
2014 - 2020
Education, training, development
and exchange of expertise (3)
Leonardo Da Vinci, Grundtvig and Youth in
Action … good to know
Fixed actions with fixed deadlines (except
for some activities within the youth in action
programme – call for proposals)
 possibility to prepare in advance
(preparatory visits – Grundtvig en
• National agencies are a big help
Policy Analysis and Preparation (1)
New Program for Employment and Social
Innovation (EaSI)
 Social Investment package
1. Analysis, mutual learning and grants
2. Specific budget for social innovation and
social policy experimentation, i.e. testing of
innovative policies on a small scale with the
aim of up-scaling the most successful ones.
Research and Development
 In 2014-2020: Horizon 2020
1. What? Funds for long-term-research –
integration of ideas en products over a
period of 5 to 10 years. In the new
programme more attention for social
2. For who? Research institutes in
collaboration with authorities, companies,
3. Technical Information
 Managed by European Commission
 Difficult programme
Regional Socio-Economic
 Structural Funds
1. What? EFRD, ESF, Interreg
2. Technical Information
 Managed by Member States / Regions
How to start …
Clear view on the own objectives + match
with one or more European programmes
Keeping an eye on the call for proposals +
do not wait to already prepare (short time
between launch of the call and the deadline)
Promoter = preferably someone who has
already experience with European projects
Possibility of joining another consortium
Knowledge Center Social Europe
Jos Sterckx, Director
[email protected] / +32 02 205 00 47
An Rommel, European Project Advior
[email protected] / +32 02 205 00 46
Kolonel Bourgstraat 122 bus 4,
1140 Brussel

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