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Gain access to European funding programs through Flanders

A portion of the EU’s budget is earmarked for subsidies, funds and other types of financing for corporate, governmental and academic projects that help Europe achieve its strategic goals. Through Flanders, foreign companies that are established in the region can gain access to and benefit from various of these European programs.

Countless options, a variety of sectors

There are many types of European funding opportunities targeting different industries. Below are the main sectors and activities for which EU support programs are available:

  • agriculture, rural development and fishery;
  • research and technology;
  • environment;
  • energy, mobility and telecommunications;
  • and more.

Zooming in on R&D and innovation

One of the focal points of Europe’s vision for the future is innovation. Consequently, the available R&D funding is impressive, to say the least. Some examples include:

  • Horizon 2020 – this funding program frees a budget of EUR 77 billion between 2014 and 2020 to support both companies and academic players in their research;
  • EUREKA – this intergovernmental network stimulates market-oriented activities in the fields of research, development and innovation;
  • EFSI – the European Fund for Strategic Investments includes EUR 33.5 billion to encourage targeted and often high-risk investments that contribute to structural economic growth. The organization aims to unlock additional investments totaling EUR  500 billion by 2020.

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