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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


FP7 was the European Union's Research and Innovation
funding programme for 2007-2013.
The current programme is Horizon 2020
but there are many projects funded under FP7 which are still running.

Frequently Asked Questions about FP7

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Q: What is the Capacities specific programme
A: Capacities aims to optimise the use and development of research infrastructures, while enhancing the innovative capacities of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The programme is designed to support regional research-driven clusters and unlock the research potential in the EU's convergence and outermost regions. Support is to be provided for horizontal actions and measures underlining international cooperation. Finally, European society and science should be brought closer under the initiatives of the Capacities programme.
Capacities programme (global budget: €4.1 billion) operates in 6 areas: >
  • Research infrastructures: €1 715 million
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): €1 336 million
  • Regions of Knowledge: €126 million
  • Research potential: €340 million
  • Science in Society: €330 million
  • International cooperation: €180 million

For further information please see :  Capacities  (on CORDIS)

Category : FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme)


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