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Understanding
the Seventh Framework Programme

FP7 is the short name for the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. This is the EU's main instrument for funding research in Europe and it will run from 2007-2013. FP7 is also designed to respond to Europe's employment needs, competitiveness and quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Anticipating some of your questions, we have created a few FAQs about FP7. These will be supplemented by typical, real questions coming in through the enquiry service in the coming months.

FP7 in brief

 - an online "pocket guide" for newcomers

FP7 leaflet - taking European Research to the forefront

(from the series European Research in Action)

The FP7 leaflet is available in 23 languages (~1.5 MB)

FP7 - Tomorrow's answers start today

a collection of fact sheets and posters presenting FP7 "in a nutshell"

This 32-page brochure will help you to answer these questions:

What is FP7?
What is its budget?
What is its overall duration?
Which research areas does it cover?
How will citizens, researchers, industry and SMEs benefit from FP7?
Where can I find more information about European research?

Please note that these brochures are based on the Council Common Position of September 2006. The final budget breakdown is slightly different and can be found in the Council press release of 18/12/2006 ( 145 kB) as well as in the Official Decision texts on the FP7 Documents page.

These brochures are available in 21 languages (1.5 MB)

The FP7 fact sheets for the EC's Joint Research Centre (75 kB)

FP7 slide presentation

The FP7 presentation will help you understand better the impact of EU funded research and to answer questions such as:

Why does the EU need to invest more in research?
What is the impact of the FP on the economy, science and technology?
What is its budget?
What is its overall duration?
Which research areas does it cover?
What is new about FP7?
Where can I find more information about European research?

Please note that the budget slides in this presentation are based on the Council Common Position of September 2006. The final budget breakdown is slightly different and can be found in the Council press release<of 18/12/2006 ( 145 kB)

FP7 slide presentation  (1Mb)

 

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last update: 06/02/07