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Glossary

Applicant

The organisation, which submits an application for funding

Administration

Public administration (political executive, e.g. the work of governmental agencies)

Agriculture and Forestry

As opposed to Fishery

Association

Leisure associations and clubs (as opposed to Associations and Lobby Groups)

Call

Thematically restricted time-limited tender for the preparation of applications for funding

Candidate Countries

Albania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey

Capacity Building

Within organisations and institutions (as opposed to individual capacities/education)

Climate

Relating to climate change, climate action, urban heat islands, etc.

Co-financing rate

Percentage of the project budget that will be covered by programme funds

Competitiveness

Ability of a business to successfully compete for customers and market space

Development Cooperation

Aid provided in international relations with Third Countries

Disaster Prevention

Measures that are meant to protect life, health or environment in case of a disaster; disaster preparedness etc.

Education

Including preschool, primary school, secondary school, universities, vocational training, etc.

Education and training centres

E.g. schools, adult education institutions, training centers, etc. (as opposed to University)

Employment

Concerning the labour market

Enterprise (at least 250 employees)

As opposed to SMEs and Microenterprises

Environment & Biodiversity

As opposed to Resources and Sustainability

Equal Rights

Referring to the rights of persons belonging to minorities, solidarity and equality between men and women, social inclusion, etc.

European Citizenship

Promoting a joint European identity

Fishery

As opposed to Agriculture and Forestry

Funding area

Geographical area eligible for funding

Grant

Sum of money that is awarded to be used for a particular purpose

Guarantee

An undertaking to answer for the payment or performance of another (legal) person's debt or obligation in the event of a default by the (legal) person primarily responsible for it.

Infrastructure

Physical structures such as roads, buildings, power supplies, etc., as well as public services (as opposed to Transport and Traffic)

Innovation

Promote new methods, ideas, products, etc.

Internal Market

Trade between countries from the EU

Loan

A thing that is borrowed, especially a sum of money that is expected to be paid back with interest

Lobby Group/Professional Association/Trade Union

Including charities (as opposed to Association)

Media

Means of communication such as radio, television, newspapers, etc. (as opposed to Telecommunication)

Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees)

Including individual entrepreneurs

Mobility

Movement of people between places, jobs, social classes (sociology, for physical movement; as opposed to Transport and Traffic)

NGO/NPO

Non-Governmental Organization, Non-Profit Organization

Other

E.g. churches and religious groups

Public Services

E.g. public transport, cemetery, sports ground, hospital, etc.

Regional Development

Including cohesion policy, aimed at improving the economic well-being of regions and avoid regional disparities

Resources

Biological resources: Materials, energy, food, water, etc. (as opposed to Environment; Sustainability; Environment & Biodiversity)

ROP

Regional Operational Programme

Rural Development

Including development opportunites for people who live in rural areas (as opposed to Urban Development)

Services

Provision of immaterial goods

SME

Small and Medium sized Enterprises (10-249 employees)

Social Affairs

Related to social welfare

Start Up Company

Innovative recenly launched business enterprise

Sustainability

Environmental science: Supporting long-term ecological balance by not harming the environment and depleting resources (as opposed to Resources; Environment; Nature Conservation and Biodiversity)

Technologies

Techniques and methods used for the production of goods or services (as opposed to Telecommunication)

Telecommunication

Information and Communication Technology (ICT): telephone, radio, television, computer networks, etc. (as opposed to Media and Technologies)

Traffic

Vehicles, pedestrians, etc. (as opposed to Transport and Infrastructure)

Transport

Movement of goods; vehicles used for movement of people (as opposed to Traffic and Mobility)

Urban Development

Urban planning and organization; architecture and design (as opposed to Rural Development)

Youth

Target group youth (as opposed to education)


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