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The European Commission has many fractions that offer a wide range of opportunities and funding for research which focuses on the interests of the EU or contribute to the implementation of an EU programme or policy. Click here for EU grants,funds and programmes (by category) available under the EU rules for 2007-13.

EDC News: European Union Funding and Research

Research plays a vital role in the development of the European Union and its member states. For this reason the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation's (RTD) main objective is to make Europe a better place to live and work, to improve Europe's competitiveness, growth and job creation while tackling the main current and future societal challenges. This is achieved by the Department:

  • supporting and coordinating research and innovation through European Framework Programmes and National & Regional Programmes;

  • contributing to the creation of the European Research Area by developing the conditions for researchers and knowledge to circulate freely; and

  • supporting European organisations and researchers in their cooperation at international level.

The RTD have an agreed budget of €10.8 billion for research and innovation for 2013.

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