European and International Programmes

The task of the FFG’s European and International Programmes is to strengthen Austria’s participation in programmes, initiatives and actions of European and international research and technology cooperation, especially in the EU Framework Programme.

FFG's European and International Programmes provide regular information about European programmes and initiatives to over 30,000 researchers, companies and institutions in Austria. Our experts hold an average of 6,500 advisory sessions on European RTI programmes every year.

  • Our information, advisory and networking services are geared to Austrian companies, universities, research institutions and others interested in participating in European research initiatives. The range of services extends from project-specific support through to targeted assistance with strategic positioning in the European research and innovation environment. European background information and forward-looking information about developments in the European RTI programme environment are also part of our strategic support services.
  • Horizon 2020, the current EU programme for research and innovation, was launched in 2014 and Austria has been very successful so far: Austrian institutions have secured a total of 925 million euros in funding. This corresponds to a share of 2.9% and an increase from the 7th EU Framework Programme (2.6%). (Data as of June 2018)
    In addition to Horizon 2020, European and International Programmes also provide support services for EUREKA, Eurostars, COSME, the Enterprise Europe Network, COST and a large number of Partnership Initiatives.
  • In its role as National Contact Point for Horizon 2020, including European Research Area (ERA) initiatives, the FFG supports you in European research and innovation projects along the entire project cycle and in enhancing your strategic position within the European Research Area.


The European and International Programmes are financed by the Republic of Austria and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.


ERA Portal Austria

On you'll find background information as well as political aspects of the European Research Area, ERA.

You can also contact the ERA Helpdesk!