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For an easy-to-read introduction to FP7 in 21 languages, see the brochure, "FP7 - tomorrow's answers
start today", on Understanding the Seventh Framework Programme


FP7 was the European Union's Research and Innovation
funding programme for 2007-2013.
The current programme is Horizon 2020
but there are many projects funded under FP7 which are still running.


Today is the Future
Brussels, 7 March 2007

On 7 March 2007 German Chancellor Merkel, Commission President Barroso, Commissioner Potocnik and German Federal Minister Schavan  will celebrate the launch of FP7, together with 500 scientific and political invitees.

Conference for Information Multipliers
Brussels, 7-8 February 2007

The European Commission hosted the "Launching FP7 Conference for Information Multipliers", the aim of which was to provide participants with complete first-hand information and a series of communication tools regarding the Seventh Framework Programme. These communication tools were tailored for the needs of “information multipliers” and translated into the 23 official languages of the European Union, in order to support their presentations and FP7 launch events in their own countries, regions and institutions.

FP7 Press Briefing

The aim of the technical briefing was to present the key objectives of FP7, explain what has changed compared to the previous Framework Programmes and address how European research can boost Europe's growth and competitiveness.

The Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development is nearing the end of its adoption process, and should start in early 2007. It is the EU's main instrument for funding research in Europe and it will run from 2007 to 2013. The programme will have a total budget over the seven years of €54 billion in current prices.

The event

Briefing by J. M. Silva Rodríguez, Director-General of the Research DG
Date: 23 November, Berlaymont
Time: 11:00 am
Presentations in the Representations of the European Commission in Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

Press pack documents are available on the Understanding FP7 page

The sources
MEMO/05/114 - MEMO/05/199
MEMO/05/336 - MEMO/06/301

The contacts

Spokesperson for Science and Research
Antonia Mochan, Communication DG
European Commission
Tel.: +32.2.2996 9921


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