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EU funding programmes

A list of the funding programmes implemented through the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework, divided by heading and cluster.

EU programmes and funds financed from the EU budget and NextGenerationEU

The list below provides an overview of the funding opportunities financed by the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework and NextGenerationEU by heading, cluster, and programme or fund (most of the programmes implemented under shared management are called “funds”).

Further elements, including links to calls, will be added to the programme pages as they become available.

See also the new brochure on the MFF 2021-2027 and NextGenerationEU

Heading 1: Single Market, Innovation and Digital

Research & Innovation

Horizon Europe

Scientific, technological, economic, environmental and societal impact; support to all forms of research and innovation.


Ambitious international project to build the world’s biggest fusion machine, advance fusion energy technology for a greener and more sustainable energy mix

European Strategic Investments


Providing the EU with crucial long-term funding, crowding in private investment, supporting the recovery and a greener, more digital and resilient Europe.

Digital Europe Programme

The Digital Europe Programme is the first EU programme that aims to accelerate the recovery and drive the digital transformation of Europe.

Single Market

Single Market Programme

Empowering and protecting consumers; ensuring food safety, enabling EU small and medium-sized enterprises to thrive.

EU Anti-Fraud Programme

Protection of the EU’s financial interests; specialised equipment, knowledge and training.


European Space Programme

EU space policy; satellite technology and innovation; data, navigation, and communication services; fighting climate change; disaster response.

Heading 2: Cohesion and Values

Regional Development & Cohesion

Cohesion Fund (CF)

The Cohesion Fund aims to reduce economic and social disparities and to promote sustainable development.


Additional funding for the existing 2014–2020 cohesion programmes under ERDF, ESF and FEAD.

Recovery and Resilience

Recovery and Resilience Facility

The Recovery and Resilience Facility is the key instrument of NextGenerationEU to help the EU emerge stronger and more resilient from the current crisis.


Investing in resilient, equitable and modern health systems, improving the health of EU citizens and protecting people from cross-border health threats.

Investing in People, Social Cohesion & Values

European Social Fund+

The European Social Fund+ (ESF+) is the EU’s main instrument for investing in people with the aim of building a more social and inclusive Europe.


Support the educational, professional and personal development of people in education, training, youth and sport.

European Solidarity Corps

For young people wishing to volunteer to help the disadvantaged, provide humanitarian aid, contribute to health and environmental action

Creative Europe

Creative Europe is the European Commission's programme for providing support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.

Heading 3: Natural Resources & Environment

Agriculture & Maritime Policy

Environment & Climate Action

Just Transition Fund

Supporting the transition towards climate neutrality by alleviating its socio-economic impact in the regions most affected.

Heading 4: Migration & Border Management


Border Management

Integrated Border Management Fund

Border Management; EU Common Visa Policy; European Border and Coast Guard, Custom Control Equipment at Customs Border points and Customs laboratories.

Heading 5: Security & Defence


Internal Security Fund

Security of the Union; Tackling radicalisation, terrorism, cybercrime, organised crime; Protecting victims of crime.


European Defence Fund

The European Defence Fund is the Commission's key initiative to support, with the EU budget, collaborative research and development of defence capabilities

Heading 6: Neighbourhood & the World

External Action

Humanitarian Aid

Whenever there is a disaster or humanitarian emergency, the EU provides assistance for the affected countries and populations.

Overseas Countries and Territories

Promoting economic and social development of the Overseas Countries and Territories, increasig their resilience and competitiveness, reducing vulnerability

Pre-Accession Assistance

Pre-Accession Assistance

Supporting EU candidate countries and potential candidates in transforming their societies, legal systems and economies, on the path to EU membership.