The objective of Community action in this field is to contribute to the creation of the European Research Area by stimulating and supporting programme coordination and joint activities conducted at national or regional level, as well as among European organisations, and thus help to develop the common knowledge base necessary for the coherent development of policies. These activities may be in any scientific and technological area, including in the thematic priority areas.
Coordination of national activities
The objectives are to encourage and support initiatives undertaken by several countries, in areas of common strategic interest, to develop synergy between their existing activities through coordination of their implementation, mutual opening and mutual access to research results, as well as to define and implement joint activities.
To reach these objectives, several types of actions will be supported:
Coordination at European level
Coordination and cooperation between Framework Programme and COST, EUREKA and other thematic international organisations (CERN, ESA, ESO, EMBL, ESRF, ILL etc.)
The objective is to enhance the complementarity and synergy between Community actions undertaken under the Framework Programme and those of other European scientific cooperation organisations, such as COST, EUREKA and thematic international organisations, as well as among these organisations themselves. Through increased coordination and collaboration the various European cooperation frameworks will contribute more effectively to the overall coherence of European research efforts and the establishment of a European Research Area. Community participation in international activities can be supported in duly justified cases.
The indicative budget allocated to Coordination of Research Activities for the duration of FP6 is €270 million
For further information or assistance, please contact:
The Coordination Help Desk
Current and previous activities