The EU funding can be managed directly by the European Commission (DIRECT or SECTORIAL FUNDS), jointly by the European Commission and national authorities (STRUCTURAL and INVESTMENT FUNDS), or indirectly by other authorities inside or outside the EU, depending on the nature of the funding concerned.
The funding are ment to boost jobs, growth and investment across and outside the European Union, ensuring the implementation of the EU 2020 Strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. They cover a wide range of topics: Research and Innovation, Education and Training, Culture and Creativity, Youth, Development Cooperation.
EuAbout Lab ASBL offers its expertise to help identify the relevant call for proposals or projects and provides technical advice on EU calls in the following areas:
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
EuAbout Lab is active in the field of Education and Training, contributing to the achievement of Europe 2020 Strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion, in particular the aims of ET2020, the EU's strategic framework for education and training. Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe; it also aims to promote the sustainable development of its partners in the field of higher education, and contribute to achieving the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.
EuAbout Lab contributes to the realisation of EU projects, that, in general, aim at enhancing education and training systems, supporting lifelong learning and mobility opportunities, promoting equity and inclusion of subjects with fewer opportunities, fostering learning and education at all levels and for all ages.
CULTURE AND CREATIVITY
Culture and Creativity is one of the most important areas of interest for EU’s identity and values. The EU’s goal is to increase competitiveness of cultural and creative industries in order to boost smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and employment in the EU, but also to safeguard, develop and promote European cultural and linguistic diversity and to promote Europe’s cultural heritage. To make the cultural and creative sectors competitive and sustainable in Europe and beyond, many European funding programmes are available, such as Creative Europe, Erasmus+, Horizon 2020, COSME.
EuAbout Lab supports its members to successfully apply for funding opportunities in the cultural and creative sectors.
EuAbout Lab contributes to the development of European projects also in the field of Youth. The Erasmus+ programme supports projects that aims at promoting active citizenship, social inclusion, key skills development, intercultural dialogue, entrepreneurship, volunteering opportunities, participation in democratic life as well as mobility of young people.
EuAbout Lab relies on specialists in this subject in order to help organisations and individuals to apply for funding.
SMEs AND INNOVATION
EuAbout Lab helps Small and Medium Enterprises to access European funds for research and business innovation projects.
In this context, the EU programme of reference is Horizon 2020, the the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, which includes a dedicated SME instrument. It is addressed to top-class innovators, entrepreneurs, highly innovative SMEs start-ups, from any sector but with a strong ambition of development, growth and internationalisation.