Information Week on EU Funds 2021-2027

ORANJESTAD - In the week of November 8 to 12, the local contact points, in cooperation with the Dutch agencies, offer an information week on the European funds.

The Bureau of European Union and Kingdom Relations is the local contact point for Aruba. 

Building Europe House ArubaThe goal is to create awareness of the Union Funds on various themes and sectors. 

As 'Overseas Country and Territories (OCT), is Aruba, the same as the other Dutch OCTs, eligible for subsidies from these funds. 

During the week of November 8-12, as part of stepping up efforts and becoming more successful in applying for EU funding, several sessions per day will be offered to highlight different funds and collaborations. In this second edition of the "EU Funds Week," several local and international speakers will provide information on available funds and programs. To provide the best possible information, expert speakers will offer the opportunity for interaction. As this year's event will take place entirely online, interested parties can register online. 

The program will kick off on Monday, November 8 (14.00-15.00), with an 'Opening EU Funds Week' session. During the rest of the week, information on the following funds will be offered according to a schedule:

Monday, November 8

  •  (14.00-15.00)- Opening EU Funds Week: Official opening by the Ministry of Economic Development of Curaçao.
  • (15.30-16.30)- Future possibilities within the ACP-EU relationship; Successful regional projects: A showcase of successful collaboration projects within the region and a discussion about the ACP-EU relationships and areas of cooperation.

Tuesday, November 9

  • (09.30-10.30)- Opportunities for funding under the New EU-OCT’s (incl. Greenland) Arrangement and Multi-Annual Framework Programme 2021-2027:An explanation of the opportunities for projects and subsidies under the new arrangement.
  • (10.30-11.30)- The Resilience Sustainable Energy & Marine Biodiversity (RESEMBID) programme.: Representatives of the ‘Expertise France Agency’ explore priorities and needs in the OCTs.
  • (10.00-12.00)- Promoting cultures of the Overseas Countries and Territories: an introduction to Archipel-eu”:This workshop will introduce the cultural pilot project and its 3 calls for project.
  • (11.30-12.00)- Cooperation with Europe: Europe Direct Curaçao: Topic 1: Introduction of Europe Direct Curaçao. Activities and actions for the coming years.
  • (12.00-12.30)- European Development Funds (EDF):Topic 2: Opportunities under the European. Development Fund in Curaçao, our region and beyond!
  • (14.00-15.00)- ERASMUS+ Volwasseneneducatie: Possibilities of the ERASMUS+ programme for vocational and adult education
  • (14.00-15.00)- ERASMUS+ Middelbaar Beroeps Onderwijs: Possibilities of the ERASMUS+ programme for intermediate vocational education (SBO/MBO)

Wednesday,  November 10

  • (09.30- 10.30)- WORKSHOP Consultancy Opportunities through EU Funding - Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).: What are the opportunities for local consultancies within the EU Funding/subsidy process.
  • (10.30-11.30)- LIFE programme: The EU funding instrument for environment and climate actions.
  • (14.00-15.30)- ERASMUS+ Higher Education: : Possibilities of the ERASMUS+ programme for higher education.
  • (14.00-15.30)- ERASMUS+ Primary- & Secondary Education and E- Twinning: Possibilities of the ERASMUS+ programme for primary- and secondary education. E-Twinning possibilities.

Thursday, November 11

  • (09.30-10.30)- CREATIVE EUROPE – Media: Opportunities for the Creative Sector in the area of Audio Visual projects.
  • (10.30-11.30)- CREATIVE EUROPE – Culture: Opportunities for the Creative
  • (14.00-15.300- FISHBOWL SESSION: Discussion, opinion and experience sharing session from different programme applicants.

Friday, November12

  • (10.00-10.30)- NEDERLANDS JEUGD INSTITUUT (NJI): Dutch institute aiming to improve the lives of children, young people, their parents and other caretakers.
  • (10.30-11.30)- TICHTING F.E.L.I.S. (Felisidat Espasio Libertat i Speransa): Summary of the NGO F.E.L.I.S. & videos of Youth Exchange Projects
  • (11.30-12.30)- EU affairs coordinators for Aruba: A showcase of successful applications of different Aruban organizations in primary education.

For more information and to register to participate in one or more sessions, please call 5834705, send an email to, or visit our website and Facebook page Europe House Aruba. 

Registration and participation in the 'EU Funds Week' are free of charge.

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