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7th Research Framework Programme (FP7)

Practical Guide to EU funding opportunities for research and innovation:


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New Practical Guide to EU funding opportunities for Research and Innovation

Research and innovation are at the heart of the EUROPE 2020 strategy. This new edition includes a full up-to-date picture of the three main sources of funding (7th Research Framework Programme, Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme and Structural Funds) completed with information on the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and on the European Fisheries Fund, and Lifelong learning programme and LIFE + in the field of the environment. It also describes the research and innovation funding opportunities offered to countries and territories beyond the European Union, in the framework of Pre-accession Assistance and within the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument. This updated Practical Guide allows potential beneficiaries to quickly identify exactly how they can access European funding at any stage of a project.

Commission Proposal for the 7th Research Framework Programme


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Commission proposal for FP7 ( 500 kB )

The EU remains ever forward-looking as it strives to bring its citizens' well-being into the forefront of its agendas. The Seventh Framework Programme, one of the latest research development projects was designed to maximize European potential region by region. Learn more about the FP7's mission by starting from its roots with the 2005 Commission proposal to the Parliament and Council.
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Commission proposals for the 7th Research Framework Programme

The EU remains ever forward-looking as it strives to bring its citizens' well-being into the forefront of its agendas. The Seventh Framework Programme, one of the latest research development projects was designed to maximize European potential region by region. Learn more about the FP7's mission by starting from its roots with the 2005 Commission proposal to the Parliament and Council.

FP7 in Summary


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FP7, tomorrow's answers start today

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 to 2013. The EC budget for the next seven years is € 50.5 billion and the Euratom budget for the next five years is € 2.7 billion1. Overall, this represents a 41% increase from FP6 at 2004 prices and 63% at current prices. FP7 is also designed to respond to Europe’s employment needs and competitiveness. FP7 supports research in selected priority areas - the aim being to make, or keep, the EU as a world leader in those sectors.
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European Research in Action - FP7

European research in action Focus on the results of European research into issues of wide public interest. Available in 23 languages.
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European Research in Action - the European Research Area

European research in action Focus on the results of European research into issues of wide public interest. Available in 11 languages.

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