Activities involving third countries (i.e. countries which are neither EU Member States nor associated to the Framework Programme) are carried out in two forms:
participation of third countries in projects within the 7 priority thematic areas
specific international co-operation activities with selected groups of countries (Mediterranean Partner Countries, Developing Countries, Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union, Southwest Balkans)
Details will be specified in the work programmes.
The indicative budget allocated to Specific international co-operation activities for the duration of FP6 is € 315 million
Current and previous activities