The European Union (EU) supports entrepreneurs and businesses with a wide range of EU programmes (2007-2013) providing loans, guarantees, venture capital and other equity financing. These financial instruments are managed by financial intermediaries such as banks, venture capital funds and other financial institutions.
How it works
The decision to provide a loan, guarantee or venture capital/ equity financing will be made by the local financial institution. The exact financing conditions -the amount, duration, interest rates and fees- depends on the financial institution.