EU funds – the autumn series of calls in programmes for companies
The previously announced call in all major supporting programmes for businesses will continue in the autumn, 2016. According to an updated timeline of the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness, a total of 19 calls are ready for approval and announcement, out of which 2 are in the so-called “financial instruments” (loans and guarantees). Companies will be able to ask for support, among other things in: technology, investment and operational support in research and development including software development, renovation of real estate, energy savings or marketing abroad.
The autumn series of calls will bring some changes, the major ones are the limitations of allocation for large enterprises, the stopping of receiving applications while achieving two times the required subsidy requests received (but not earlier than after 5 days from the start of receiving the applications); the single stage acceptance of applications or change in the economic evaluation, respecting the reasonableness of the price. Newly, the call within the Technology Programme will only support small and micro-enterprises.
Another round will be in the Rural Development Programme also, which will be accepting applications for subsidies in the period from the 11th to the 31st of October 2016. Farmers and producers of food and feed may especially ask for support . The main change compared to last year’s is the obligation to prove a valid building permit to the date of submission of the grant application.
The first call for the new period is from the 1st of September 2016, open in the support area of waste management in the Operational Programme Environment.
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