The Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Union sets out the principles for implementation of the budget, including the principle of transparency, which is affirmed throughout the Financial Regulation and the Rules of Application for it. Provision is made for appropriate ex ante and/or ex post publication of implementation of the budget.
Rules for publication of grants are set out in Article 128 of the Financial Regulation, which makes provision for ex ante publication of the annual programme and calls for proposals and ex post publication of grants awarded in the course of a financial year. A grant is said to have been awarded when a legal undertaking is first given, i.e. when the first agreement has been signed.
The Directorate General for Interpretation and Conferences of the European Parliament has adopted the Work Programme on financial support for training in conference interpreting. The work programme covers the academic year 2016/2017.
The call for proposals for the organisation of postgraduate courses and projects aimed at supporting interpreter training is now open. The deadline for the submission of applications is 31 May 2016 as per dispatch mark.
Before completing the application form, applicants are advised to read carefully the call for proposals and the accompanying documents.
DG Communication has adopted a multi-annual work programme for grants in the area of communication covering the period 2016-2019. This multi-annual work programme for grants is implemented through calls for proposals published on this website. Applicants shall apply for funding following the requirements set out in the calls for proposals.
1- Call for proposals for partnership in the media category (COMM/FPA/2016)
Application deadline: 31 May 2016 midnight
2- Call for proposals for grants in the media category COMM/SUBV/2016/M
The call for proposals is expected to be published by mid-June 2016
3- Call for proposals for grants in the events category COMM/SUBV/2016/E
The call for proposals is expected to be published by beginning of May 2016
Under the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Union, the award of grants is governed by the principle of transparency, which means inter alia that there must be ex post publication.
Articles 21 and 191 of the Rules of Application for grants stipulate that ‘All grants awarded in the course of a financial year, except scholarships paid to natural persons, shall be published’ on ‘the internet site of the Community institution concerned during the first half of the year following the closure of the budget year in respect of which they were awarded.’
Parliament is also obliged - in order to comply with personal data protection legislation (Article 35 of the Financial Regulation and Article 21 of the Rules of Application) - to limit the information which is published on grants. Information on grants awarded over the last two years will be published on the website. Older figures will be accessible upon request from the relevant directorates-general, with due regard for Regulation 45/2001/EC (see legal opinion on this website).