Research for the Benefit of Specific Groups - Civil Society Organisations (BSG-CSO) is a new funding scheme for an active participation of Civil Society Organisations in Research. The objectives of the BSG-CSO funding scheme is to:
The BSG-CSO funding scheme structures the way projects are submitted in response to a Call for Proposals and funded within a grant agreement. The funding scheme may stipulate the types of activities which are supported and for which purposes, the nature and number of eligible participants, the mode of partnership between the participants, etc.
The funding scheme aims to develop scientific knowledge related to CSOs'
activities in order to contribute to public debate. The research results are
aimed at being used for the public good.
These research results are jointly owned by the participating CSOs, or, if owners are not the CSOs, they should ensure that CSOs are provided with all the rights to use and to disseminate the results.
Civil Society Organisations such as Non-governmental, not for profit, not representing commercial interests, pursuing a common purpose for the public interest are eligible to the Funding scheme.
How it works
BSG-CSO can be used within the "Cooperation" and the "Capacities"
Programmes as long as its availability is specified under each Call for
Proposals. In 2007 it has already been used in the Environment and
Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities themes. Minimum participation
and maximum EC grant is subject to the FP7 general rules and to specific provisions of the Work Programmes. In addition, three independent
legal entities established in three different Member States or Associated Countries must be part of the partnership.
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