Other EU Programmes

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80bn of funding available over seven years (2014-2020).

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Euro 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament. They agreed that research is an investment in our future and so put it at the heart of the EU’s blueprint for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs.

By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

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Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. It runs for seven years, from 2014 to 2020, with organisations invited to apply for funding each year to undertake creative and worthwhile activities.

Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. It is open to education, training, youth and sport organisations across all sectors of lifelong learning, including school education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector. It offers exciting opportunities for UK participants to then study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad in Europe.

Erasmus + in the UK

Erasmus+ is a European Union programme, managed in the UK by the UK National Agency . The UK National Agency is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. We work to deliver the programme for the benefit of participating UK organisations, and the individuals who are able to study, train, volunteer or gain work experience abroad through the programme. In the UK the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills oversees the Erasmus+ programme and the UK National Agency.

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Creative Europe

Creative Europe Desk UK is led by the British Council and the British Film Institute, in partnership with Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Welsh Government and Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and with support from the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the European Commission.

Creative Europe Desk UK’s main role is to help promote awareness and understanding of the EU’s Creative Europe programme, to provide advice and support to applicants and to encourage organisations from the UK to become involved in successful applications.

This is done by email, over the phone, through Twitter and Facebook as well as through events, either run byth Creative Europe Desk or in co-operation with other organisations. Our team of specialists are based in all four UK nations, in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast.

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Other EU Funded Programmes