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Trainings and education, reskilling qualified workforce, up-scaling skills, recruitment of experts, development of training programmes, etc.

European Social Fund (ESF)
Beneficiaries Local, regional and national authorities >Workers and employers org.
NGOs
Companies
Participating countries EU- 28
Focus areas Sustainability, quality and mobility of labour
Social inclusion, combating poverty and discrimination
Education
Institutional capacity & efficient public administration
Type of funding Grants (co-financing)
Loans, risk capital and seed funding
Managing structure and coordination National or Regional managing authorities - DG REGIO
DG EMPL
More info Project examples
List of beneficiaries
Contacts
Common provisions regulation
INTERREG A (Cross-border)
Beneficiaries Municipal institutions and administrative bodies
Social, cultural and educational institutions
NGOs
Companies, SMEs and associations
Participating countries EU- 28
Focus areas (depending on the operational programmes)
Research & innovation, ICT,
Competitiveness of SMEs,
Low carbon economy,
Climate change adaptation and risk management,
Environmental protection, resource efficiency
Sustainable transport,
Institutional capacity of public authorities and quality employment
Type of funding Grants (co-financing)
Managing structure and Coordination Managing authorities or a European Grouping of Territorial Coordination (EGTC) - DG REGIO
More info List of INTERREG A programmes
INTERREG EUROPE (European)
Beneficiaries Municipal institutions and administrative bodies
Social, cultural and educational institutions
NGOs
Companies, SMEs and associations
Participating countries EU- 28 + Norway & Switzerland
Focus areas (depending on the operational programmes)
Research & innovation, ICT
Competitiveness of SMEs
Low carbon economy
Climate change adaptation and risk management
Environmental protection and resource efficiency - Transport
Type of funding Grants (co-financing)
Managing structure and Coordination INTERREG C Secretariat
More info INTERREG Europe website
Community-led Local Development (CLLD)
Beneficiaries Local action groups composed of public and private local socio-economic interests, in which, at the decision-making level any represents more than 49% of the voting rights.
Participating countries Depends on the Operational Programme of the ESI Funds
Focus areas (depending on the operational programmes)
Capacity building, training and networking related to the community-led local development strategies (climate change and the transition to a low carbon society)
Type of funding Grants (co-financing)
Managing structure and Coordination Managing authorities
DG REGIO, DG AGRI, DG MARE, DG EMPL
More info Guidance on Community-Led Local Development for Local Actors
Guidance on Community-led Local Development in European Structural and Investment Funds
Local development initiatives in rural areas
HORIZON 2020 Programme
Beneficiaries Urban authorities belonging to an urban area of more than 50,000 inhabitants.
It is also possible for several urban authorities to come together and submit a joint-bid (provided they represent 50,000 inhabitants altogether), group or association of cities or urban authority
Participating countries EU-28 and its Overseas Countries and Territories
List of associated countries
List of other non-EU countries
Focus areas 5ii. Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, biotechnology
7) Innovation in SMEs
9) Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy
10) Secure, clean and efficient energy
11) Smart, green and integrated transport
12) Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials: funding actions in the field of cultural heritage urban regeneration and development and testing of ‘new climate services’.
13) Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
17) Cross-cutting activities
Type of funding Grants
More info Work Programme 2016-2017
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From 3 to 4 September

Behave 2018 conference
From 5 to 7 September

Conférence sur les territoires pionniers de la transition énergétique en France et en Allemagne
From 5 to 6 September

"Dealing with the past & Planning for the future - turning urban brownfields into possibilities" Baltic Urban Lab final conference
From 6 to 7 September

URBACT City Festival
From 13 to 14 September

Mix and Move! European Mobility Week 2018
From 16 to 22 September

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