Different management modes

EU funding can be managed jointly by the European Commission and national authorities, directly by the European Commission or indirectly by other authorities inside or outside the EU, depending on the nature of the funding concerned.

Shared management

About 80% of EU funding is managed under programmes jointly administered by the European Commission and national authorities in the EU countries.

Direct management

The European Commission manages the budget of projects carried out by its departments, at its headquarters, in the EU delegations or through EU executive agencies. This includes awarding grants, transferring funds, monitoring activities, selecting contractors, etc.

Indirect management

Some funding programmes are implemented by national authorities either inside or outside the EU, international organisations, or development agencies of EU countries.