Annex 1: Overview of European financing options relevant for cities

European Funds

Where

What is   funded/financed

Co-financing rate

Contacts and   further information

European Fund for Regional   Development

(ERDF)

 

 

EU-28

-  Implementation of adaptation measures

-  Develop adaptation Strategies

-  Develop networks and clusters

-  Capacity building

 

http://ec.europa.eu/clima/publications/docs/02-climate_mainstreaming_fact_sheet-erdf_en.pdf

 

http://ec.europa.eu/clima/publications/docs/04-climate_mainstreaming_fact_sheet-etc_en.pdf

Depends on the agreement in the Operational   Programme. Ranges between 50-85%

http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/funding/erdf/

 

http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/atlas/managing-authorities/

 

Cohesion Fund

 

 

Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece,   Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and   Slovenia

- Implementation of large-scale   projects

- Regional knowledge transfer projects

- Capacity building

 

http://ec.europa.eu/clima/publications/docs/03-climate_mainstreaming_fact_sheet-cf_en.pdf

Up to 85%

http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/funding/cohesion-fund/

 

http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/atlas/managing-authorities/

 

European Social   Fund

 

 

 

EU-28

- Trainings and educational activities

-   Advisory services

-   Knowledge sharing

-   Develop strategies

-   Awareness Campaigns

 

http://ec.europa.eu/clima/publications/docs/05-climate_mainstreaming_fact_sheet-esf_en.pdf

Up to 100%

http://ec.europa.eu/esf/home.jsp?langId=en

 

http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/atlas/managing-authorities/
 
 

INTERREG

 

15 Regional Programmes and   European Territorial Cooperation

 

EU-28, Norway and and   Switzerland

 

Depends on the Regional   Programme

- Implementation of cooperation projects and measures

- Develop networks

 

http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/cooperation/european-territorial/

Between 50-85% depending on the   country

 

http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/cooperation/european-territorial/contact-funding/

URBACT

 

EU-28, Norway and Switzerland

-   Facilitates transnational exchange

-   Exchange of good practice and dissemination

-   Capacity Building

 

http://urbact.eu/environment

- EU MS: ranges between 70-85% (linked to ERDF)

- Norway and Switzerland: co-financed up to 50% by Norwegian and Swiss   national funds

http://urbact.eu/faq

LIFE

 

 

EU-28

- Implementation of adaptation   measures and projects

- Awareness raising

- Implementation of integrated projects on large   territorial scale

- Grants to NGOs

 

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/funding/life2016/#adaptation

2014-2017: 60%
   2017-2020: 55%

Capacity building projects   2014-2020: 100%

 

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/about/

EEA Grants

EU-28, Norway  and Switzerland

- Information exchange

-   Implementation of measures and projects

-   Develop plans and strategies

 

http://eeagrants.org/programme/search?programme%5B%5D=pa07&submit=Search

Depends on the   Partnership Agreement. Usually between 85-100%

http://eeagrants.org/How-to-apply

Horizon 2020

EU-28 and some non EU-MS

- Research projects

 

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/fighting-and-adapting-climate-change-1

Up to 100% of eligible

costs

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/how-get-funding

Urban Innovation Actions

EU-28 – any city with inhabitants over 50.000

-   Test innovation solutions through implementation of measures and projects

-   Knowledge sharing and lessons learned

 

http://www.uia-initiative.eu/en/initiative/12-topics-better-urban-environment

Projects receive   ERDF co-financing up to 80% of the eligible costs.

http://www.uia-initiative.eu/en/get-involved-project/guidance

JPI Urban Europe

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus,   Denmark, France, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway,   Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, United

- Joint research

- Joint implementation of projects

 

http://jpi-urbaneurope.eu/projects/introduction-test/

Depends on the country

http://jpi.studio-pit.nl/app/uploads/2016/09/ENSUF-Contact-points-participating-FAs.pdf

European Investment Bank (EIB)

EU-28, EFTA countries, Enlargement countries

-   Implementation of measures and projects

 

http://www.eib.org/projects/priorities/climate-action/index.htm

Bank loans

http://www.eib.org/products/clients.htm

EIB Natural Capital Financing   Facility (NCFF)

EU-28

- Implementation of measures and projects

-Payments for ecosystem services

- Support to adaptation businesses

 

http://www.eib.org/products/blending/ncff/index.htm

Bank loans and technical   assistance supported through LIFE funds

http://www.eib.org/attachments/documents/ncff_terms_eligibility_en.pdf

EIB

JESSICA: Joint European Support for Sustainable   Investment in City Areas

 

 

EU-28

-   Implementation of projects that form part of “integrated and sustainable   urban development plans”

-   Office space for SMEs, IT and/or R&D sectors

 

http://www.eib.org/products/blending/jessica/faq/index.htm

Investment instrument supported through ERDF funds

http://www.eib.org/products/blending/jessica/index.htm

 

http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/funding/special-support-instruments/jessica/legislation/#2

European Bank for   Reconstruction and Development

(EBRD)

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, FYR Macedonia,   Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Czech Republic,   Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia,   Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey

- Implementation of large-scale projects

 

http://www.ebrd.com/what-we-do/sectors-and-topics/sustainable-resources/climate-change-adaptation.html

N/A Bank loans

http://www.ebrd.com/contacts.html

Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA)

Turkey, Albania,   Montenegro, Serbia and the FYR Macedonia,

Bosnia-Herzegovina,   Kosovo

-   Financial and technical help to building capacity during accession process

 

http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/pdf/key_documents/2014/20140919-multi-country-strategy-paper.pdf

 

Country specific:

http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/news_corner/key-documents/index_en.htm

85%

http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/instruments/national-ipa-coordinators/index_en.htm

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