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 will celebrate the launch of FP7, together with 500 scientific and political invitees.
Conference for Information Multipliers
The European Commission hosted the "Launching FP7 Conference for Information Multipliers", the aim of which was to provide participants with complete first-hand information and a series of communication tools regarding the Seventh Framework Programme. These communication tools were tailored for the needs of “information multipliers” and translated into the 23 official languages of the European Union, in order to support their presentations and FP7 launch events in their own countries, regions and institutions.
FP7 Press Briefing
The aim of the technical briefing was to present the key objectives of FP7, explain what has changed compared to the previous Framework Programmes and address how European research can boost Europe's growth and competitiveness.
The Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development is nearing the end of its adoption process, and should start in early 2007. It is the EU's main instrument for funding research in Europe and it will run from 2007 to 2013. The programme will have a total budget over the seven years of €54 billion in current prices.
Briefing by J. M. Silva Rodríguez, Director-General of
the Research DG
Press pack documents are available on the Understanding FP7 page
Spokesperson for Science and Research