Explanatory note on State Aid Rules & Seal of Excellence


This explanatory note is targeted at European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) managing authorities, the members of the Expert Group on ESIF (EGESIF), and other public national and regional funding bodies. The purpose of the note is to explain in simple terms and in full respect of the General Block Exemption Regulation how to conceive public support schemes in a way that they can provide funding to outstanding SME innovation project proposals under the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument scheme that were awarded a "Seal of Excellence".