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Tailored support

National Contact Points (NCPs) are available in EU Member States, associated countries and third countries to provide guidance, practical information and assistance to people applying for funding across all FP7 programmes.

The NMP Team fosters participation in FP7 calls by offering transnational activities that benefit the NMP National Contact Point Network and its clients. Its service charter encourages 'twinning' and targeted training activities, as these help to standardize skill sets across the Network. The NMP Team also forges spaner links between NMP-related networks, technology platforms and other European Commission initiatives and programmes.

  • Online Conference Facility for remote participation in meeting and activities (PDF version, 136KB)
  • Search for Project Partners – Find a project to join, or connect with a suitable partner for your collaboration.
  • News – Keep up with national and European events, partnership building activities, awareness campaigns and opportunities to visit research institutes and businesses at the forefront of NMP research
  • Calls – Check on current call status and forthcoming calls, or look up information on previous calls – including national participation statistics
  • Links – Quickly access CORDIS and national websites, NCP contact details, case studies and examples of successful NMP projects funded under FP7
  • NMP Team Forum – Sign up to join discussions about important NMP issues (NCPs benefit from a dedicated discussion board)
  • RSS feedsRegister to get NMP updates as they happen.

Can't find the answer to a question?

All procedures and rules of the EU's research funding programmes are described in specific supporting documents that accompany a call for proposal under FP7.

If you have a question that relates to the Industrial Technologies programme, you may like to take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

Extra services

If you still can't find an answer to your question, you can submit it to the Research Enquiries Service by filling out a form that is available through the service's website.

Beyond FP7, there are other support services such as industry associations and networks which can provide additional help on issues related to EU-funded research and innovation.