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By-bye, Participant Portal! Hello, Funding & Tenders Portal!

Dear user of the Participant Portal,

You might have already noticed we are phasing out the Participant Portal and replacing it by the Funding & Tenders Portal.

What’s new?

We have created the Funding & Tenders Portal to allow searching for EU funding and tender opportunities, and managing grants and contracts in one place. Whether you are an SME looking to bid for an EU procurement contract or an NGO having won an EU grant, it is just one click to get involved.

Why was this needed?

The Participant Portal was established, at the beginning, for the EU Research & Innovation Programme (Horizon 2020) only. Other EU programmes joined later, and now the new Funding & Tenders Portal will host all centrally managed EU programmes in one location. In addition, it will cover calls for tender and the related procurement contracts.

What changes for me?

Not much. Although the new Portal might look and feel a bit different, it still gives access to the electronic workflows that you are familiar with. You can continue using your existing username and password. You will find all your assets that you had in the old portal and all functions for managing them. Just remember to update your bookmarks.

What’s next?

Today, the new portal covers about 15 EU funding programmes (i.e. there are still programmes managed in other places). By the start of the next EU Budget period (2021), the portal will cover all centrally managed EU funding programmes.

For procurement contracts, the fully electronic management will be introduced gradually. Initially the Funding & Tenders Portal provides a simple search on calls for tenders. In a few years, procurement contracts of the European Commission will be handled paperless (as grants are handled already today).

As of end of November, users accessing the Participant Portal will be automatically redirected to the new portal. Very soon later, the old portal will be switched off.

Grab your opportunity and get involved in EU projects now!