The Research Fund for Coal and Steel is managed by the Commission in accordance with principles similar to those governing the former European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) coal and steel technical research programmes and on the basis of multiannual technical guidelines which should constitute an extension of those ECSC programmes, providing a high concentration of research activities and ensuring that they supplement those of the Community framework programme for research, technological development and demonstration activities.
The Research Programme for the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (Research Programme’) supports the competitiveness of the Community sectors related to the coal and steel industry.
The Research Programme shall be consistent with the scientific, technological and political objectives of the Community, and shall complement the activities carried out in the Member States and within the existing Community research programmes, in particular the framework programme for research, technological development and demonstration activities ('Research Framework Programme').
Coordination, complementarity and synergy between these programmes shall be encouraged, as shall the exchange of information between projects financed under the Research Programme and those that are financed under the Research Framework Programme. The Research Programme shall support research activities aimed at the objectives defined for coal and for steel.
Financing percentage / Level of Subsidy or Loan
'The maximum total financial contribution, expressed as a percentageof the eligible costs are the following: (a) for research projects up to 60%; (b) for pilot and demonstration projects up to 50%; (c) for accompanying measures, support and preparatory actions up to 100%
- Research, Technological Development and Innovation
Eligibility for Participation
- Educational Institutions
- Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
- State-owned Enterprises