This Portal was launched by the Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development, in otder to function as a first stop and a central information point for all programmes funded by European and/or national funds. The objective of the Portal is to facilitate citizens in identifying the appropriate funding opportunities from the European and national programmes and schemes, as well as to facilitate a comprehensive and direct dissemination of information in relation to the programmes and the calls for proposals. The ultimate goal is the greatest possible utilization of available resources from European and national funds, which is expected to stimulate growth and job creation.