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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: Can a legal entity established in international cooperation partner countries qualify to be a coordinator for collaborative projects in FP7?
A: As a general rule, there is no distinction that entities established in the Member States of the European Union are by definition "eligible" to be project's coordinators and entities established in other countries may do it only in certain circumstances. However, taking into account nature and peculiarity of the tasks which the coordinator is responsible for, the Commission has to approve the choice of participant in this respect (i.e. the partner chosen by the consortium to act as a coordinator has to be accepted by the Commission). In the light of the above, though there is no clear previsions restricting possibilities of entities established in the third countries as a coordinators, we cannot provide you with uniform answer to your question. The issue raised in your question, is discussed during contract’s negotiation phase and decision is taken on a case-by-case basis, taking into account e.g. financial viability check results, contractor's capacity to coordinate the project and also other aspects. The Rules for Participation can be found on the Participant Portal.

For further information please see :  Rules for Participation 

Category : FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) , Contracts and legal issues


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