5.5. Managing authorities in your country
National portals for eight EU funds are listed on the official website of the European Commission.
The national portals are websites set up by Member States to inform citizens about the implementation of Union funds in their countries during the 2021-2027 funding period. Each country has its own national website portal, which covers implementation of 8 funds, including ERDF and ESF+, which are relevant for the social services.
Over time, in particular during the 2014-2020 period, these portals have become national single entry points for EU funds, providing access to all programmes in a country as well.
The national website portals and the programme websites offer up to date information on upcoming funding opportunities, namely which regions are covered by funding calls, who can apply, the amount of funding allocated to a call, programme and EU policy objectives, and timeline.
These websites also offer useful information for applicants and beneficiaries whose projects have been selected for support. Success stories, highlighted projects, guidelines to apply to funding calls, information about training and other useful information is presented here (in national languages) and can serve as inspiration for aspiring project beneficiaries.