Programme budget & funding by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
What is the total budget and what are the co-funding rates?
The programme is jointly financed by the European Union, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Partner States (Member and non-Members) taking part in the activities. The overall programme budget amounts to almost 130.000.000 EUR for the period 2007-2013. The contribution of the project partners coming from the EU are co-funded by ERDF up to a rate of 76%. The remaining costs have to be covered by other public funds, depending on rules at national level. Project partners coming from Liechtenstein and Switzerland can not apply for ERDF, but will be supported by the countries´ own national funding schemes.
What can be cofunded ?
Co-funding is released to projects approved within call for proposals launched through this website. To be eligible, the project shall comply with the Terms of Reference (ToR) for each call, outlining the framework of the call and the specific expectations of the programme in terms of content (e.g. open priorities, topics to be covered and type of results) as well as on operational and technical aspects (e.g. budget, partnership). Only proposals submitted by project participants from at least 3 countries, of which 2 Member states can be considered eligible.
Who can participate?
Depending on the field of activity, several types of actors located in the Alpine Space can ask for co-funding:
- Public authorities, administrations and development agencies at local, regional and national level
- Education and training centers, as well as scientific and technological research units
- Organisations representing enterprises (especially SMEs)
- Chambers of commerce and industry
- Public services and transport providers
- Agencies and NGOs in the field of natural and cultural resources and renewable energy management.
This list is not exhaustive, please find more details in the