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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 maximum reasonable amount of the contribution to the participant (in percentage) in charge of coordinating a small scale focused research project ?
A: Limits for management costs for management activities (typically carried out by the coordinator): as set out in Article 33.4 of the FP7 Rules for participation, "Formanagement activities, including certificates on the financial statements,and other activities not covered by paragraphs 1, 2 and 3, the Community financial contribution may reach a maximum of 100 % of the total eligiblecosts". There is no limit for management costs (as it was in the FP6). As provided for in Article II.16 of the FP7 draft Grant Agreement ('management' does not constitute a separate category of activities. As a general rule, 'management activities' are part of the'other' activities: they include the activities mentioned in Article II.2 of the FP7 draft Grant Agreement. They may include others, like for example the costs to organise a call or a tender to choose a subcontractor, preparationof financial reports, etc. As mentioned in the Grant Agreement, they may never include what is commonly known as "scientific coordination", which may be reimbursed at 50% as an RTD activity.
Category : FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) ( NMP )


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