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S2E Reference Documents

S2E reference documents, including guidance for Policy-Makers, Implementing Bodies and Beneficiaries of EU Funds and instruments
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The European Commission has published several guides related to aspects of the S3.   Here are those most relevant ones to Cohesion Policy and the synergies with the research and development funds.

Guidance for Policy-Makers and Implementing Bodies

- Enabling synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds,   Horizon 2020 and other research, innovation and competitiveness-related   Union programmes

Also available in: French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish


Guidance for Beneficiaries of European Structural and Investment Funds and related EU instruments

- Guide on how to effectively access and use the European Structural and Investment Funds and on how to exploit complementarities with other instruments of relevant Union policies

 - Online check-list to identify the most appropriate funding sources


Practical Guide to realise synergies and stimulate innovation towards the bio-based economy:

- Combining BBI (H2020) and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) to deploy the European bioeconomy - Guiding principles



Practical Guide to accessing EU funds for European Regional Authorities and SMEs:

- EU funding for Dual Use - Guide for Regions and SMEs

Also available in: French, German, Italian and Spanish


Analysis to improve exploitation of transport research and innovation funding opportunities:

- Synergies between the Transport component of Horizon 2020 and the Cohesion Policy 2014-2020



Guidance Note for the European aeronautics industry:

How to include in the Clean Sky proposal complementary activities supported by the ESIF