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Project Development Support: If you are a Scottish organisation who wants more hands on support with the development of an EU project, there are a number of options open to you.

In the first instance we advice that you contact the National Contact Point (NCP) for the EU Programme you are seeking to apply to.  Contact details for NCPs can be found as part of our EU Programme listings on the ‘Focus Area’ sub-pages.  Some programmes may have multiple NCPs, particularly where there is both a thematic and geographic remit. We have also created this handy search option to quickly find your NCP:

In addition there are a number of support services depending on your sector and location.  Here are the main organisations which may be of help:

  • Enterprise Europe Network:  Is your local gateway to a wealth of information on doing business, finding collaborative partners and increasing your competitiveness in Europe.  Their expertise and services are available free to Scottish-based businesses.
  • Scotland Europa: Support its members with with a team of EU funding specialists whom provide strategic advice and project development support.
  • Scottish Government Structural Funds Division: Provide advice and support on Scottish ERDF and ESF applications
  • East of Scotland European Consortium: Help support local authority members in the East of Scotland develop transnational EU projects.
  • West of Scotland Colleges Partnership: Support its member colleges in identifying, accessing and managing grant funding from the European Union and other sources. The company also provides support for verification & compliance and audit visits conducted by the Scottish Government, the European Commission and the European Court of Auditors.
  • Interface helps SMEs with the development of new products, services and processes by connecting them to the right academic expertise available within Scotland. Support includes the Horizon 2020 SME Engagement Scheme which supports Scottish based SMEs with the assistance of a Scottish Higher Education Institute to explore opportunities and activities approximately six months prior to submitting applications for particular schemes or calls under Horizon 2020 European Funding. 

Partner Searches:  Through logging into this website users are able to list their project ideas and search others’ ideas to find suitable ideas and partners to work with.  Users can set up alerts to receive notifications of  EU partner searches on topics they have indicated an interest in.  This means that by listing your partner search through this website you will reach a more targeted audience than scatter gun emails and hopefully as a result you will have a higher chance of finding the right Scottish partner to work.