EU Competitive Programmes

EU Competitive Programmes are programmes which are financed directly by the European Union΄s budget and are aimed at contributing to the implementation of EU policies. Most of these programmes are transnational, which means that the participation of partners from more than one member states is required for the submission and implementation of a proposal. Proposals are submitted for approval directly to the European Commission, without the intervention of the Institutions of the member state. The proposals submitted compete with proposals from all member states and successful proposals are selected after a comparative evaluation of all proposals submitted.

  Programmes Open Closed Expected
Chips Joint Undertaking (Chips JU) 2 2 -
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) 4 6 -
Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking 7 7 -
Renewable Energy Financing Mechanism (RENEWFM) - 1 -
Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument – Global Europe (NDICI – Global Europe) - 1 -
Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking (CAJU) - - -
Key Digital Technologies Joint Undertaking (KDT JU) - 9 -
Clean Hydrogen JOINT UNDERTAKING (Clean Hydrogen JU) - 46 -
Frontex Research Grants Programme - 1 -
Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) - 20 -
European Urban Initiative - 1 -
European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) - 11 -
Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking - 21 -
EuroHPC JOINT UNDERTAKING 1 73 -
Just Transition Mechanism 1 - -
Euratom Research and Training Programme 3 13 -
Innovative Health Initiative 2 24 -
Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking - 32 -
Border Management and Visa Instrument (BMVI) - 3 -
SESAR Joint Undertaking - 43 -
European Social Fund + 1 17 -
Funding under projects 15 77 -
Europe Direct (2021-2025) - 4 -
Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) 6 17 -
Promotion of agricultural products - 33 -
European Parliament Programme - 20 -
European Solidarity Corps (ESC) 1 5 -
Interregional Innovation Investments Instrument (I3) 3 5 -
Digital Europe Programme 2 123 -
Innovation Fund (2021-2027) - 13 -
Internal Security Fund (2021-2027) 2 15 -
Regional and Urban Policy - 1 -
European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) - 17 -
EU4Health Programme 2021-2027 4 50 -
EU Anti-Fraud Programme - 13 -
LIFE: Environment & Climate Action 32 75 -
Creative Europe (CREA) 3 75 -
Pericles IV Programme (Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting Programme) (2021-2027) 1 3 -
Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) 2 42 -
EU Preparatory Actions - 17 -
Connecting Europe Facility 4 195 -
EUREKA CYPRUS - 1 -
Galileo and EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) - 2 -
PRIMA – Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (2018-2028) 4 16 -
Horizon Europe (2021-2027) 106 1608 -
Erasmus+ Programme 2 121 -
Union Civil Protection Mechanism - 13 -
Social Prerogative and Specific Competencies Lines Programme (SOCPL) - 12 -
Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) (2021-2027) 6 38 -
Justice Programme - 13 -
COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology 1 - -
European Defence Fund (EDF) 6 105 -
Information Measures for the Common Agricultural Policy (IMCAP) - 2 -
Annual Grant Programmes of the Directorate Generals of the European Commission - 9 -
Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (2021-2027) 1 9 -
Innovation Fund (Innovfund) - - -