Programmes 2007-2013

EU programmes and other financing instruments offered by public institutions represent an important opportunity to turn good ideas into effective initiatives. Keeping updated on these opportunities can help avoid missing an occasion for financing a project. The programmes Starter usually provides specialised support for are:

EU Programmes

7th Framework Programme (FP7)

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The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) is the instrument for research financing. It fosters cooperation between universities and other organisations, it supports frontier research, promotion of researchers’ mobility and increase in innovation capacities. Beside research centres, FP7 addresses enterprises that aim at innovating products and institutions that can contribute to finalise research activities and promote the use of innovative solutions.

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Alpine Space Programme

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The Alpine Space Programme is the instrument for territorial planning in the Alpine area. It aims at promoting the regional development in accordance with sustainability criteria. The Programme features three Priorities (Competitiveness and attractiveness, Accessibility and connections, Environment and risk prevention) and includes seven countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, and Switzerland.

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Central Europe Programme

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The Central Europe Programme is the instrument for territorial cooperation in European central area. It aims at improving innovation, accessibility and environment as well as at increasing the competitiveness and attractiveness of the cities and regions involved in the programme. It covers a territory over 9 countries, including: Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Ukraine.

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Interreg IV Italy Austria Programme 2007-2013

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Italy-Austria Interreg IV Programme 2007-2013 is the instrument for the cross-border cooperation between Italy and Austria. It aims at promoting a balanced and sustainable development as well as the harmonious integration in the border area between the two Member States. The cooperation area includes six regions on the border between Italy and Austria: the Autonomous Province of Bolzano-Alto Adige, some parts in the Veneto Region and in the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, together with the “Länder” of Carinthia, Salzburg, and Tirol.

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Interreg Italy Slovenia Programme 2007-2013

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Italy-Slovenia Interreg 2007-2013 is the instrument for cross-border cooperation between Italy and Slovenia. It aims at strengthening the attractiveness and competitiveness of the Programme area. The cooperation area includes 10 provinces in Italy – Trieste, Gorizia, Udine, Pordenone (as flexibility area), Venezia, Rovigo, Padova, Treviso (as flexibility area), Ferrara, and Ravenna – and five statistical Slovenian regions – Goriška, Obalno-Kraška, Gorenjska, Osrednjeslovenska (as flexibility area), and Notranjsko Kraška (as flexibility area)

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Interreg IVC Programme

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The Interreg IVC Programme is the instrument for interregional territorial cooperation. It aims at improving the effectiveness of community regional policies. The Programme promotes innovation and knowledge-based economy, environment and risk prevention with the purpose of contributing to economic modernisation and Europe’s competitiveness. The Programme is active in all Member States beside Norway and Switzerland.

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LIFE+ Programme

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The LIFE+ Programme is the financial instrument for nature preservation. It also supports the Community environmental policies. It includes 3 components targeting: nature preservation, Natura 2000 Network, and the contrast against the loss of biodiversity (Life Nature and Biodiversity); the demonstration of innovative techniques and procedures to reduce environmental impact (Life Environmental Policy and Governance); information and communication activities on environmental issues (Life Information and Communication)

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MED Programme

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The MED Programme is the instrument for territorial cooperation in the Mediterranean area. It aims at improving the competitiveness in the area, promoting territorial cohesion and environmental preservation in a framework of sustainable development. The Programme features 4 Priority Axes (Innovation, Environmental protection and promotion of a sustainable territorial development, Improvement of mobility and territorial accessibility, and Promotion of a polycentric and integrated development of the MED space). It includes 13 countries: Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom (Gibraltar), and Croatia. The cooperation area is also extended to include: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Montenegro, which participate in the Programme through the IPA fund.

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South East Europe Programme

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The South East Europe Programme is the instrument for territorial cooperation in Europe’s Adriatic-Balkan area. It aims at improving integration and competitiveness in the programme area. The programme features four Priority Axes (Innovation, Environment, Accessibility, and Sustainable Development) and involves 16 countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Republic of Moldova, Italy, and Ukraine.

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