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HTML Document FP7 - 2007-2013

Released 28/03/2006

FP7, the EU's chief instrument for funding scientific research and technological development over the period 2007 to 2013, is one of the most important elements in realising the Lisbon agenda for growth and competitiveness. The Commission's proposals for the Seventh Framework Programme, published 6 April 2005, followed by the adoption of the Specific Programmes on 21 September 2005, will now go through the co-decision procedure for approval and adoption by the European Parliament and Council. The major areas of assistance for international scientific cooperation proposed are: opening the Cooperation Programme for third country participation and supporting specific targeted actions with them, funding researchers' mobility in People Programme, providing input and setting the research priorities under the Capacities Programme. Read more...