What is a Project?

An EU project can take many forms. Typically, a project is carried out by consortia with participants from different countries that aim at increasing mobility, developing new knowledge or strenthening European dimensions. The size, scope and internal organisation of projects can vary from field to field and from topic to topic.

Increasingly, consortia are forming larger EU project networks. Here, a number of organisations combine their activities in a given field. Implementation of these activities usually requires the consortia to formally commit their resources and activities to the network.

An EU project can also be set up to coordinate or support activities and policies (networking, exchanges, transnational access to infrastructures, studies, conferences etc).

Individual projects are also possible. Here, a project is set up to support other projects carried out by individual national or transnational teams.

Projects can also be set up to support the training of network and agency staff.