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Funding

Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS)

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Budget

Every year around €55 million (€47.7 million for 2015) is made available

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The Research Fund for Coal and Steel supports research projects in coal and steel sectors. Every year around €55 million (€47.7 million for 2015) is made available to universities, research centres and private companies to fund projects.

 

The goal of the RFCS

The Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) supports research and innovation projects in coal and steel sectors.

Every year around €40 million is made available to universities, research centers and private companies to fund projects.

These projects cover

  • production processes
  • application, utilisation and conversion of resources
  • safety at work
  • environmental protection
  • reducing CO2 emissions from coal use and steel production

 

How the fund is managed

The fund is managed by the Commission in cooperation with the following committees and advisory groups.

  • The Coal and Steel Committee (COSCO)
    Composed of representatives of EU countries. Its role is to assist the Commission in the overall management of the fund.
  • The Coal and Steel Advisory Groups (CAG/SAG)
    Composed of technical advisers, appointed by the Commission to serve for a period of 42 months. Their role is to advise the Commission.
    CAG members and group details available on Register of Commission Expert Group and other Similar Entities
    SAG members and group details available on Register of Commission Expert Group and other Similar Entities
  • Technical Groups (TG)
    Composed of technical experts, appointed by the Commission. They support the Commission with monitoring of research/pilot or demonstration projects.

 

Documents

Research Fund for Coal and Steel monitoring and assessment report

RFCS legal architecture

RFCS funded projects

Steel and coal: A new perspective

European steel: The wind of change

The future of European steel

Smart steel

 

Contact

For general information about the programme, if you have questions or want to share your views please contact us at:
RTD-STEEL-COAL@ec.europa.eu

 
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