"The EU's Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development is a major tool to support the creation of the European Research Area - ERA."
What is the Sixth Framework Programme?...
Find out about FP6 by reading
The Sixth Framework Programme in Brief (35 pages; PDF 189 kB)
The full text of the programme (see link "Documents" in the right menu)
The "RTD info" special edition on the thematic priorities (see link in the right menu of "thematic pages")
Second Edition - Participating in European Research - this is the definitive guide to FP6, and you can download it in PDF format (650 kB) or order a paper copy from our publications page. (also available in , , , )
Ethical requirements in FP6: on this page you will find general ethical rules for FP6 proposals as well as crucial information for applicants who have identified ethical issues in the Guide for Proposers checklist.
A fact sheet about the Sixth FP (PDF 12kB)
A "handout" version (PDF 1731 kB) (also available in (730kB)
Some basic Frequently
Asked Questions -
... or by getting in touch with your National Contact Point (NCPs have been set up in the 15 EU Member States and the states associated to the framework programme to give personalised support to potential participants.)
... and how do you participate?
The CORDIS web site provides all the information you need to participate in the Sixth Framework Programme (see box at the top right of this page). However, before diving into CORDIS, you might find it useful to read the definitive guide to participating in the Sixth Framework Programme: Participating in European Research - download it in PDF format (980 kB) or order a paper copy from our publications page.
Guides for each part of the call are also available for downloading at http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6/dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserSite.fp6CallsPage
Please find here the link of the work programmes page useful for undertanding for the activities orientation of the FP6.
General Research info