Research Programme of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel and multiannual technical guidelines for this programme 2008-2014 Research Coal and Steel Closed!


The Research Programme shall support the competitiveness of the Community sectors related to the coal and steel industry. The Research Programme shall be consistent with the scientific, technological and political objectives of the Community, and shall complement the activities carried out in the Member States and within the existing Community research programmes, in particular the framework programme for research, technological development and demonstration activities.

Coordination, complementarity and synergy between these programmes shall be encouraged, as shall the exchange of information between projects financed under the Research Programme and those that are financed under the Research Framework Programme.


Research projects

Investigative or experimental work with the aim of acquiring further knowledge to facilitate the attainment of specific practical objectives such as the creation or development of products, production processes or services.

Pilot projects

Construction, operation and development of an installation or a significant part of an installation on an appropriate scale and using suitably large components with a view to examining the potential for putting theoretical or laboratory results into practice and/or increasing the reliability of the technical and economic data needed to progress to the demonstration stage, and in certain cases to the industrial and/or commercial stage.

Demonstration projects

A demonstration project shall be characterised by the construction and/or operation of an industrial-scale installation or a significant part of an industrial-scale installation with the aim of bringing together all the technical and economic data in
order to proceed with the industrial and/or commercial exploitation of the technology at minimum risk.

Accompanying measures

Promotion of the use of knowledge gained or to the organisation of dedicated workshops or conferences in connection with projects or priorities of the Research Programme.

Support and preparatory actions

Sound and effective management of the Research Programme, such as the evaluation and selection of proposals, the periodic monitoring and assessment, studies, the clustering or the networking of related projects funded under the Research Programme.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • 350,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

Further information about the programme

Useful documents

Official webpage of the programme