There are many EU programmes and initiatives that potentially could finance a large variety of housing-related projects; below are listed those that are particularly interesting for EURHONET members:




Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve a sustainable and inclusive growth with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges.

AAL Programme

The Active and Assistive Living (AAL) programme is a funding activity aimed at enhancing the quality of life of older people and strengthening the industrial base in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).


The Interreg Europe programme financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) aims to improve the implementation of regional development policies and programmes, in particular programmes for Investment for Growth and Jobs and European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) programmes.



Erasmus + provides grants for a wide range of actions and activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. The programme gives opportunities to students, trainees, staff and volunteers to spend a period abroad to increase their skills and employability. It supports organisations to work in transnational partnership and to share innovative practices in the fields of education, training and youth.


LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU. Linked to housing, Life finances projects on energy efficiency and renewables, land use and planning, water management as well as waste treatment and recycling.