EU funds – current open calls for companies
In recent weeks, updated schedules of the receipt of applications in several operational programmes were published and from the summer to autumn of this year it is expected an announcement of a number of calls, focusing on various types of projects and investments.
A relatively large number of calls are scheduled in the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness (OP PIK), where the acceptance of applications in most programmes should take place gradually from October this year. Calls should be announced during the autumn in all major programs that support technology investments and real estate (Technology, Innovation, Real Estate, Energy Savings, etc.). Most calls should be in rounds and, newly for the autumn round, there should be a single stage acceptance of applications, which also means the abolition of provisional or the so called registration applications and, therefore, full applications should be applied directly. This system will mean, among many other consequences for the applicants, demands on the readiness of the project in the first phase of acceptance of the applications already and potential complications, especially for financially demanding programs such as Property.
Besides OP PIK there are planned or already announced calls for applications in other programmes, e.g .:
- Operational Programme Environment – Waste management
- Operational Employment Programme – Employee training or social entrepreneurship
- Integrated Regional Operational Programme – Social Business
- The Rural Development Programme – Measures for farmers and processors of agricultural products.
A complete overview of the most significant challenges for companies can be found here.
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