This site is designed to help you find out about European Research & Innovation. Whether you are a researcher or a teacher, in business or in politics, there is something for you here. You can read about the latest political decisions, or the latest advances in research; there is even a set of online leaflets about European Research in Action, written for the non-specialist and available in 11 or more languages.
Although the site has over 25 000 pages you can easily find the parts that interest you most by using the A-Z page.
Alternatively you can Search the site or take a look at the available sub sites in the Site Map.
If you have questions, you can try the FAQs or submit a new question to the Enquiries service, where you are guaranteed an answer.
The menu at the top of the page will take you quickly to specific sites for the current and previous Research Framework Programmes, to policy-related sites, and to pages providing news and information.
Europa and CORDIS
This site is part of the European Commission's Europa portal where you can find out about all the aspects of EU policy and activities. CORDIS is run separately and is intended primarily for current and potential participants in the Research Framework Programmes. You will find links to CORDIS throughout this site for the benefit of those visitors to the site who want to find out more about actually getting involved in European-level research.
The Research & Innovation site is intended to give as many people as possible access to general information about European Research & Innovation in their own language. The general-interest pages (notably the European Research in Action leaflets) are available in all the official languages of the European Union. However the more specialised pages are usually available in English only.
In the lists of links, icons indicate alternative languages when a particular link—or external site—is not available in the language you are using for navigation. In most cases, information is available in English.
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