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Launching FP7
Conference for Information Multipliers

Brussels, 7-8 February 2007

The European Commission will host the "Launching FP7 Conference for Information Multipliers", the aim of which is to provide participants with complete first-hand information and a series of communication tools regarding the Seventh Framework Programme. These communication tools have been
tailored for needs of “information multipliers” and translated into the
23 official languages of the European Union, in order to support their
presentations and FP7 launch events in their own countries, regions
and institutions.


Today is the Future

On 7 March 2007 German Chancellor Merkel, Commission President Barroso, Commissioner Potocnik and German Federal Minister Schavan  will celebrate the launch of FP7, together with 500 scientific and political invitees. The event takes place on the eve of the 2007 European Spring Council. This is no coincidence. Research's central role in creating and maintaining a competitive and sustainable Europe is undisputed. This is a strong signal about the importance the EU puts on research and this is why the event is organised in conjunction with the traditional " Lisbon" European Council.

At the same time, two exhibitions will be open to the public free of charge:

  • "The Earth as a Work of Art" , which combines art and science in a series of stunning satellite photographs. It takes viewers on an extraordinary world tour as seen through the eyes of scientific research (around the Berlaymont building, rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels):
  • The "Science Tunnel" , which offers a fascinating experience and takes visitors on a journey of discovery from the tiniest building blocks of matter to the largest structures in the universe (in Maison du Bois, 2 avenue des Volontaires, 1040 Brussels):


FP7 Press Briefing

The aim of the technical briefing is to present the key objectives of FP7, explain what has changed compared to the previous Framework Programmes and address how European research can boost Europe's growth and competitiveness.

The Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development is nearing the end of its adoption process, and should start in early 2007. It is the EU's main instrument for funding research in Europe and it will run from 2007 to 2013. The programme will have a total budget over the seven years of €54 billion in current prices.

The event

Briefing by J. M. Silva Rodríguez, Director-General of the Research DG
Date: 23 November, Berlaymont
Time: 11:00 am
Presentations in the Representations of the European Commission in Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

Press pack documents are available on the Understanding FP7 page

The sources
MEMO/05/114 - MEMO/05/199
MEMO/05/336 - MEMO/06/301

The contacts

Spokesperson for Science and Research
Antonia Mochan, Communication DG
European Commission
Tel.: +32.2.2996 9921

Press and Information Officer
Aris Apollonatos, Research DG
European Commission
Tel: +32.2.296 7068, Fax: +32.2.295 82 20


last update: 18/12/06