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For an easy-to-read introduction to FP7 in 21 languages, see the brochure, "FP7 - tomorrow's answers
start today", on Understanding the Seventh Framework Programme


Frequently Asked Questions about FP7

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Q: What are the main differences between FP6 and FP7?
A: FP7 lasts longer than FP6 and has a much larger budget. It also has a different structure, introduces the European Research Council to oversee the funding of basic research, and includes the new Joint Technology Initiatives (JTI) funding instrument. Another change is that the international dimension is fully integrated into the various programmes of FP7.

The duration of the Framework Programme has been increased from five to seven years; FP7 will run from 2007 to 2013, while FP6 covered 2002 to 2006. The overall budget has increased significantly (FP7: €50.5 billion + €2.7 billion over 5 years for Euratom / FP6: €17.5 billion), with a part being allocated to basic research (~ €1 billion per year).

For further information please see :  Understanding FP7 

Category : General , FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme)


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