SENER - Silver Economy Network of European Regions

Funding Programmes

There is a number of EU funding programmes that are of relevance for the Silver Economy. The following list provides an overview of some of them and also links to further information:

INTERREG IVB North-West Europe

The INTERREG IVB North West Europe Programme is a financial instrument of the European Union's Cohesion Policy. It funds projects which support trans-national cooperation to tackle common challenges of Member States, regions and other authorities. Five Strategic Initiatives have been identified, one which called �Challenges posed by demographic change and immigration� where the SEN@ER network will have good opportunities for the submission of proposals.
Further information can be obtained from

FP7 - Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development

The Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) is the European Union´s chief instrument for funding research over the period 2007 to 2013. CORDIS is the official portal for participating in FP7 and following related developments in European science and technology.

First Call for Proposals in the Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7)

A few selected FP7 programmes of relevance for SEN@ER

CIP - Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme

The first “Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)” is a coherent and integrated response to the objectives of the renewed Lisbon strategy and will be running from 2007 to 2013.


The three specific programmes in the CIP framework are:

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme
Information forthcoming

ICT Policy Support Programme
Information forthcoming

Intelligent Energy-Europe Programme
The the first call for proposals under the new IEE II programme is likely to be published in spring 2007, after adoption of the 2007 Work Programme.

Interregional Cooperation - INTERREG IVC

Future Interregional Cooperation Programme "INTERREG IVC". Later in 2007 the INTERREG IIIC successor programme “INTERREG IVC” (programme title to be decided) will be launched. The new programme will run from 2007 till 2013.

DG REGIO - Inforegio Website with information on the INTERREG programme

DG REGIO: Structural Funds Regulations 2007-2013

Lifelong Learning Programme

The Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013 of the European Commission

Gruntvig - European Cooperation in Adult Education

Through Grundtvig, the European Commission provides funding to promote exchanges of experiences and to improve the quality and accessibility of mobility throughout Europe in the area of adult education.


European Commission Culture Programme (2007-2013) EACEA

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