you need more information?
It is not always easy to find
the information you need on EU research opportunities.
The following list of information sources should help you
in this respect.
- RTD Info
Quarterly magazine on RTD general aspects, project results
and research policy, as well as practicalities: calls
for proposals, events, conferences, publications
For a free subscription e-mail: Research DG contacts
- CORDIS focus
Magazine published every two weeks with the latest news
on European Union research and innovation and related
programmes and policies
For a free subscription e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|What is the Framework
Programme For Research?
The Sixth Framework Programme
(FP6) is the Union’s main instrument for the
funding of research in Europe over the period 2003 - 2006.
The overall budget is €17.5
billion, representing an increase of 17% from the
Fifth Framework Programme and making up 3.9% of the Union’s
total budget (2001), and 6% of the Union’s public
(civilian) research budget.
FP6 will be fully operational as of January 1, 2003. The
biggest part of the FP budget will be spent on “focusing
and integrating” future research activities
on seven thematic priority areas:
Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for
health (€2 255 million)
Information society technologies (€3 625
Nanotechnologies, multifunctional materials and new
production processes (€1 300 m)
Aeronautics and space (€1 075 m)
Food quality and safety (€685 m)
Sustainable development, global change and ecosystems,
including energy and transport research (€2 120
Citizens and governance in a knowledge-based society
|TOTAL €11 285