The EU Funding Tracker provides information on EU funding opportunities which are of direct relevance to partners of the Irish Regions Office. This includes a range of bodies operating at local and regional level in Ireland, including Regional Authorities, Regional Assemblies, Local Authorities, regional and local development agencies and third level institutions.
This resource focuses in particular on EU funds that are accessible directly from the European Commission or intermediary EU bodies, rather than funds that are administered via national authorities (such as certain CAP and Structural Funds programmes). The European Commission pays direct grants to projects in pursuance of a wide range of policies, including enterprise and innovation, research and development, education, training, the environment, consumer protection, and the information society.
The information on the site is organised into the following key sections:
The EU Funding Tracker is designed to help users to become familiar with the EU funding programmes of relevance to organisations operating at the local and regional level in Ireland. It aims to help users to identify programmes that might be of relevance for a particular project or action and provides information and guidance on how to participate in these programmes.
The Funding Tracker is designed to allow users to take a more strategic approach to EU funding by allowing suitable programmes and initiatives to be identified well in advance of the publication of a call for proposals - therefore permitting users to be proactive in their approach to EU funding and EU projects generally.