For an easy-to-read introduction to FP7 in 21
languages, see the brochure, "FP7 - tomorrow's answers
Today is the Future
On 7 March 2007 German Chancellor Merkel, Commission President Barroso, Commissioner Potocnik and German Federal Minister Schavan celebrated the launch of FP7, together with 500 scientific and political invitees. His Royal Highness Prince Philippe de Belgique inaugurated the Science Tunnel exhibition in Brussels.
As a celebration of European research, the event took 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.
Two exhibitions are open to the public free of charge: