Country Profile | Spain

Name:Spain                                      Capital: Madrid Government: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy Population: 46,934,632 Area: 505,990 km2 GDP per capita: €28,990                   Currency: Euro (€) For the 2014-2020 financial framework of European Structural and Investments Funds, Spain was allocated a total of €39.8 billion, which, added to a national contribution of €16.5 billion, see the country reaching a total budget of €56.3billion to be invested Read more about Country Profile | Spain[…]

Country Profile | Finland

Name: Finland                                                                       Capital: Helsinki                                                                   Government: Parliamentary Republic Population: 5,520,535 Area: 338,424 km²  GDP per capita: €44,300                                                       Currency: Euro (€) For the 2014-2020 financial framework of European Structural and Investments Funds, the Republic of Finland was allocated a total of €3.76billion, which, added to a national contribution of €4.66billion, see Finland reaching a total budget of €8.42billion to be invested Read more about Country Profile | Finland[…]

Country Profile | Croatia

Name:Croatia                                               Capital: Zagreb Government: Parliamentary Constitutional Republic Population: 4,154,200 Area: 56,594 km2 GDP per capita: €13,375                   Currency: Kuna (kn) In the course of the 2014-2020 financial framework, Croatia has been allocated a total of €12.65 billion from the European Structural and Investments Funds (ESIF), including a national contribution of €1.9 billion, to be invested in various Read more about Country Profile | Croatia[…]

Country Profile | Lithuania

Name:Lithuania                                           Capital: Vilnius Government: Semi-presidential Republic Population: 2,790,472 Area: 65,300 km2 GDP per capita: €17,695                   Currency: Euro (€) Through a total of three national programmes, Lithuania has been allocated €8.39 billion from ESI funds for the duration of the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework; an additional national contribution of €1.56 billion take Lithuania’s total budget to €9.95 billion. Read more about Country Profile | Lithuania[…]

Horizon 2020 – Work Programme for 2019

The latest update on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2019– under the 2018-2020 Work Programme, which is the third and final Work Programme for Horizon 2020 – went live on 25thJuly 2018.   The update to the 2018-2020 Work Programme, to which a total of €30 billion has been allocated for Research and Innovation, Read more about Horizon 2020 – Work Programme for 2019[…]

EU Energy and Environment Sectors Moving Forward under Austrian Presidency

  On 1stJuly, Austria succeeded Bulgaria in the Presidency of the Council of the EU and it seems to take special interest in the environment and energy sectors. According to the now officially published provisional agenda for the EU Council meetings, the Austrian Presidency aims to reach agreements in – amongst others – “setting emission Read more about EU Energy and Environment Sectors Moving Forward under Austrian Presidency[…]

FINANCING YOUR BROADBAND PROJECT IN THE EU

Financing your broadband project in the EU   The EU has recently published a report on the broadband coverage in the Member States. It definitely shows that the EU is on the good way but there is still a lot of work done. As a reminder, part of the EU’s Strategy is to have:  “Universal Read more about FINANCING YOUR BROADBAND PROJECT IN THE EU[…]

THE EU FUNDING DILLEMA: GRANTS OR FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS?

An operator searching for EU support might feel lost when facing the many possibilities leading to EU funding. Depending on the field of activities (energy, environment, ICT…), the nature of the operator (SME, university, NGO…) and its internal capacity to deal with EU funding programmes requirements (administrative issues, philosophy of a policy…), some paths appear Read more about THE EU FUNDING DILLEMA: GRANTS OR FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS?[…]