This web portal was a joint initiative of eleven ACCESS4.EU projects. It provided European researchers with information about Research, Technology Development and Innovation (RTDI) programmes around the world, which were - or still are - open to European participation.

2016 Update

The ACCESS4.EU projects were completed in 2013. To ensure its continuity the RTDI Funding Database was transferred to the BILAT web portal on EU bilateral science, technology and innovation cooperation. 

What is ACCESS4.EU?

The EU's Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation are generally open to participation from non-EU countries (sometimes also referred to as 'Third Countries'). In turn, the EU's agreements on scientific and technological cooperation with non-EU countries require these to open their national programmes to EU researchers. The ACCESS4.EU projects were intended to monintor, analyse and strengthen the implementation of this reciprocal opening.

All programmes at a glimpse - the RTDI Funding Database

Are you looking for a specific type of research funding or a programme for a specific research field or country?  

The information on funding opportunities included in the ACCESS4.EU programme database originally came from those 11 countries worldwide that were involved in an ACCESS4.EU project. The original database did not yet include bilateral programmes. In 2013 – as a joint effort of 18 BILAT projects funded under the EU's 7th Framework Programme for Research – the database was transferred to a new web portal to ensure its continuity. 

The enhanced RTDI Funding Database now includes a wider range of funding opportunities than the original one. Some of the current BILAT projects have added comprehensive programme information, others didn't join in. If you don't find the information you are looking for in the database, please get in touch with the respective project(s), which should be able to provide you with information on current funding opportunities and national programmes open to EU researchers.

Common Access4.EU newsletter

While the Acces4.EU projects were still active  a common Access4.EU Newsletter provided a quick overview of opportunities for S&T cooperation in 11 Third Countries.

Some projects also produced country specific newsletters, which are archived under the respective country's project pages (see menu on the left).


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