The 2012 FP7 work programmes were adopted by the European Commission on 19 July. The first series of calls for proposals, with a budget of over €5.3 billion was launched on 20 July. The main focus of the calls is the integration of research with innovation to tackle societal challenges and create sustainable jobs and growth by giving Europe a lead in the key technology markets of the future. All of the calls are open for the participation of non-European researchers and/or research organisations working alongside their EU counterparts.
The below slides, which cover all major partner countries and/or regions set out this international dimension of the work programme and aim to provide researchers working in non-EU countries with a brief overview of the content of the work programme and the current calls, and highlight some specific topics which may be of particular interest.
Full information on participating in these topics or any other part of the current calls, can be found on the Participant Portal. International researchers are also encouraged to liaise with the FP7 Contact Points established in their country, who act as local sources of guidance and information on FP7.