Practices

The Commission is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

European wide funds

Intelligent Energy – Europe programme (IEE)

The Intelligent Energy-Europe is a programme launched by the European Commission in 2003 as a means of supporting the energy efficiency and renewable energy policies which bring the EU closer to its 2020 targets.   The IEE programme is...

EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS)

The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is part of the European Union's policy to fight climate change. Launched in 2005, it is the first and biggest international scheme for the trading of greenhouse gas emission allowances as it covers...

Ιnstallations of innovative renewable energy technology and CCS,EU (NER300)

NER300 is a financing instrument managed jointly by the European Commission, European Investment Bank and Member States, so-called because Article 10(a) 8 of the revised Emissions Trading Directive 2009/29/EC ...

7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7)

This scheme is now closed. The eighth framework programme funding research, technological development, and innovation is Horizon 2020.   The complete name of FP7 is 7th Framework Programme for Research and...

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

The EBRD is a large investor in central and Eastern Europe, as well as central Asia. It provides companies with the following forms of direct financing:   loans are tailored to meet the particular requirements of a...

European Neighbourhood & Partnership Instrument (ENPI)

The European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) supports the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). Operational since 1 January 2007, it represents the strategic continuity with enlarged objectives of the former...

European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Grants

Through the EEA and Norway Grants, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway contribute to reducing disparities in Europe and to strengthening bilateral relations with 16 European countries in central and southern Europe. The...

Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources including Energy (ENRTP)

This scheme is now closed.   The thematic programme for Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources including Energy (ENRTP) helps developing countries and partner organisations to...

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC)

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a market based instrument for the implementation of energy efficiency in buildings. It is a contractual arrangement between a beneficiary (e.g. building owner or occupier) and a provider (usually an...

European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF)

The European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF) is a public-private partnership open to investments from institutional investors, professional investors and other well informed investors within the meaning of the Luxembourg SIF law in the 28 EU...