The main instrument of EU research funding is the research framework program. The current Framework Programme for Research and Innovation is named HORIZON 2020 and has a duration of 2014 to 2020.
The German HORIZON 2020 web portal (in German) provides up to date information on events, German National Kontakt Points (NKS) and others.
All official publications of the European Commission (calls, documents, portal for the proposal submission etc.) can be found in the "Participant Portal" of the EU Commission.
The department Forschungsförderung und Transfer (FFT) [research funding and transfer] is the counselling centre for researchers and their business partners.
The EU team advises on the application and handling of EU projects in the 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7) and HORIZON 2020.