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I finanziamenti dell’Unione europea – Una guida per principianti – 

I finanziamenti dell’Unione europea – Una guida per principianti –

Questa è la guida ufficiale sui finanziamenti europei, in italiano

Link: I finanziamenti dell’Unione europea – Una guida per principianti – European Commission

Guida ai finanziamenti per il settore turismo

Guida ai finanziamenti per il settore turismo


Why this specific guide and why now

This guide has been prepared for various reasons, starting with the strategic importance of tourism for the EU. As the third largest EU economic sector, tourism has indeed a wide-ranging impact on economic growth, employment and social development.1 Its importance is acknowledged by the Treaty on the functioning of the EU, which requires the Union to support, complement and coordinate Member States’ action in this field (TFEU art. 195).
A specific guide was also necessary because of the diversity of the tourism sector’s needs and the range of EU thematic programmes that can, by consequence, support it. Made of many different players with different needs2, the sector got support from various programmes over time (see correspondence table below). Thanks to continuous simplification efforts, gathering and digesting information about many programmes is progressively easier, but remains a challenge for hard-pressed private and public entities promoting tourism destinations or developing tourism services.
Why now? With the adoption of the EU Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2014-2020, new programmes are phased in while old programmes are phased out. The new MFF brings simplification at various levels: merger of EU funding programmes for easier access to information, harmonisation of application procedures, … It also introduced the possibility to support new types of actions focusing for instance on smart specialisation. This guide reviews these continuities and novelties.
The guide will be periodically revised to provide more recent examples of funded actions and updated information on the new programmes. Conceived as an entry point to specialised websites, this guide contains many internet links. Some of these links are fairly long and cryptic. Most of them have therefore been inserted as hyperlinks. This is why this guide is only available in electronic form. Feedback on the guide and suggestions on possible improvements may be sent to

La guida può essere scaricata da questo link  GuideEU_tourism-2014

Guida ai finanziamenti europei 2014-2020

Guida ai finanziamenti europei 2014-2020

Un’ottima guida in inglese (chiara, sintetica) ai finanziamenti europei, realizzata a cura del Gruppo parlamentare europeo dei Verdi. Si può scaricare dal link qui sotto.


1) Introduction

The European Union (EU) allocates considerable financial
resources to projects and actions that are related to EU
policies and their implementation. This money is used for investments
in a broad spectrum of areas, such as sustainable
economic development, decent work, research & innovation,
education, culture, health and environmental protection.
Whereas some funds are allocated to EU Member States,
where national or regional authorities implement them, other
funds are distributed and managed directly by the European

At the end of 2013, the European Parliament and the
Council of the European Union came to an agreement on the
budget for the EU for the next 7 years (2014-2020). A huge
part of this new budgetary plan, with a total amount of 960
billion €, is used for EU funding instruments, programmes
and initiatives. Parallel to the negotiations on the multiannual
budget 2014-2020, as well the EU’s investment programmes
and funding instruments have been redesigned.

In the last two years, the European Parliament and the
Member States reviewed, in cooperation with the European
Commission, the strategic outline of these programmes,
adapted them to current social, economic and environmental
challenges and set new thematic priorities for the upcoming
7 years of EU investments.The Greens/EFA group in the European
Parliament played an active role in the negotiations
of the Multiannual Financial Framework and the revision of
the EU funds for the period 2014-2020. We advocated for
more sustainable, integrative, environmental and climate
friendly, transparent and simplified EU funding programmes.

This year, the implementation of the new programmes
begins. We want to ensure that our achievements during the
negotiations on the new programme strategies do actually
deploy a change towards more Green EU investments on
the level of implementation. With this guide we seek to
provide local and regional actors, as well as young people,
user-friendly information on how to access EU funding
opportunities for your own projects and ideas.

This documents follows 3 key objectives:

  • It gives our local and regional Green stakeholders, namely
    local and regional councillors and non-governmental organisations
    (NGOs), an insight into the functioning of the huge
    variety of EU funds.
  • It provides young people in the EU with information on
    how they can directly benefit from Europe by taking part in
    one of the numerous EU programmes.
  • It offers guidance on how to set-up your own EU project.

a) How to read this Guide

Chapter 2 gives a brief overview of EU funding opportunities
adapted to specific target groups. Here you will find a summary
of the most important information on your eligibility for EU
funds, plus relevant programmes for your field of work.
Chapter 3 offers a step-by-step guide to your EU project.
This serves as a guide, from the very first considerations to
be made, to the important aspects of your project proposal
and budgetary planning.
Chapter 4 is written in the format of a reference book. It will
give you a comprehensive overview of EU funds for the
period 2014-2020 divided into thematic fields. Here you will
find brief explanations of the different EU programmes and
suggestions on where to find further information.

b) What are EU funds?

The EU funds can roughly be divided into three types:
structural and investment funds, programmes and initiatives
and third country funds. Whilst the first two types are allocated
internally within the EU, the latter particularly addresses
actions outside the EU. This guide addresses explicitly only
the first two types of funding – EU funds invested within the
EU. The types of financing from the EU budget can vary. EU
funds are mostly allocated through grants awarded on the
basis of calls for proposals, in which different actors compete
for the support of the EU. Two types of grants can be
distinguished: action grants for projects with a limited lifetime
during which proposed specific activities are implemented;
and operating grants providing financial support for the
regular work and activities of an organisation.
Furthermore, EU institutions award public contracts, which
are awarded through calls for tenders to buy services, goods
or works that ensure the operations of the EU institutions
and their programmes. Eventually, several other types of
financing by EU funds exists, such as direct subsidies or
indirect funding through intermediary bodies in the form of
loans, risk capital, seed funding, subsidies, etc.

Another aspect to differentiate between the EU funds is
their respective management structure. In some cases the
European Commission manages the funds itself, i.e. the
responsible department (Directorate General) or external
agency publishes calls for proposals that invite candidates
to present project proposals, selects projects, monitors the
implementation and evaluates the outcome.

In other cases, the implementation of the funds are
delegated to the EU’s Member States, which then designate
national or regional managing authorities. This is called
shared management, because the Commission only supervises
the implementation of funds, but the Member State
takes responsibility for the management. This is especially
the case for the European Structural and Investment Funds.
The calls for proposals are published by the national or
regional managing authorities on the basis of operational
programmes, which outline the investment strategy of each
fund or priority. This takes into consideration national or
regional needs and challenges.

Guida Erasmus+ in Italiano

Guida al programma europeo Erasmus+ in italiano

E’ stata pubblicata la versione in italiano della Guida al programma europeo Erasmus+. La Guida può essere scaricata da questo link

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Erasmus+ è il nuovo programma europeo che dal 2014 al 2020 finanzia mobilità e progetti collaborativi in ambito scolastico, universitario, educazione degli adulti, formazione professionale, sport con finanziamenti fino a un massimo di 1.000.000 Euro per progetto. Erasmus+ sostituisce un precedente programma chiamato Lifelong Learning LLP, strutturato nei sottoprogrammi Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig, etc. Per informazioni sul programma è possibile consultare il sito ufficiale del programma Erasmus+ oppure rivolgersi all’Agenzia Nazionale Erasmus+ Per imparare come progettare e come gestire progetti approvati puoi leggere gli articoli di questo sito e frequentare i miei corsi.

Dove trovare i bandi europei

Dove trovare i bandi europei

Esistono svariate fonti per trovare i bandi europei aperti. Quelle che utilizzo io sono: