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Founded in Berlin in 1993, the EUROCIRCLE network is a European grouping of project managers in the social sectors of education and employment. In 1995, the network became a non-profit-making organisation under French law, and settled in Marseille. Ever since, EUROCIRCLE has been endeavoring to support project managers in their implementation of a European approach by initiating European partnerships in order to set up transnational projects.

Providing information on European programmes

EUROCIRCLE implements a strategic and documentary survey of the European programs focused on the initiatives of the EU and organises a European platform of transnational project managers. Information can be one of the obstacles to the emergence of European projects and, therefore, plays an important role. Even if the sources of information are abundant, this does not necessarily mean that they are always available in time and exploitable by the persons in charge of the development structures of European projects.Since 1996 EUROCIRCLE has been editing a monthly information bulletin in several languages that, at present, has a circulation of about one hundred in Europe. It targets programs of European action and initiatives and other funding tools. The numerous information sites provide a plethora of information that is updated regularly.Now, quick access to the essential information, concerning in particular the deadlines and the texts regarding the proposals and offers, is of major importance - insofar as the very short time limits between the publication of the calls for proposal and the deadline for the deposit of the dossier leave little time to put a qualitatively satisfying dossier together. The restructuring of the Commission’s services and the overhaul of the EU funding scene encouraged us to develop this website. Our goal is to accompany the project managers in their research for funds and transnational partners by putting an operational platform of information and cooperation at their disposal. This platform aims to distribute exhaustive and operational information about the ensemble of funding programs which have been installed by the European commission, focusing on the essential elements of managing those in charge of administration, associations and in the economy. First of all this service requires the creation of a daily documentary survey (JOCE), intersection of different sources of information (official and informal) and treatment of information which gives the person in charge something which is an overview but precise enough at the same time. At the moment the website has a register of about 100 indexed funding tools, each presented in a synoptic file which renders the key elements of the program (aim, contents and eligible institution, backed actions, deadlines, etc.) and offers the possibility to download the offers and proposal texts, the application forms and the available guide.

Stéphanie Fauvarque    (+33) 4.91.42.94.75  

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