Through Annual Programmes, EuropeAid informs about forthcoming activities which will receive financial support.
Annual Action Programmes
Annual Action Programmes (AAP) are financing decisions adopted by the European Commission, to reserve funds for regional and country-based external cooperation programmes and for the implementation of thematic programmes. AAPs specify the objectives pursued, the fields of intervention, the expected results, the management procedures and total amount of financing planned. In addition, AAPs contain a description of the operations to be financed, an indication of the amounts allocated for each operation and an indicative implementation timetable.
Annual Work Programmes for Grants
Annual Work Programmes for Grants (AWP) identify the grants that are planned to be awarded during the year, notably through Calls for proposals. The AWPs specify the legislation, the objectives and the schedule of Calls for proposal with an indicative amount and the expected result. In case of substantial change during the year an update of the AWP will be published. The AWP is indicative, and interested parties should also closely monitor the Call for proposals & Procurement notices where the individual calls are published with detailed guidelines.