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The network of National Contact Points is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in FP6.

Network of National Contact Points (NCPs)

:: What is the NCP network?

NCPs are national structures established and financed by governments of the 25 EU member states and the states associated to the framework programme. NCPs give personalised support on the spot and in proposers' own languages.
The NCP systems in the different countries show a wide variety of architectures, from highly centralised to decentralised networks, and a number of very different actors, from ministries to universities, research centres and special agencies to private consulting companies. This reflects the different national traditions, working methodologies, research landscapes and funding schemes.

Contacts in third countries

Other support services

:: FP6 support services

  • Commission Infodesks
    The European Commission has set up an
    Enquiry service - this service replaces the traditional Help Desk email service

  • IGLO - Informal Group of RTD Liaison Offices
    IGLO is an informal association of Brussels-based non-profit R&D Liaison Offices. The aim of IGLO is to facilitate and enhance the interaction, information exchange and co-operation between Members of IGLO, their national research systems and the European institutions on issues related to EU R&D, in particular, the Framework Programmes.

  • CORDIS Mini-Guide makes the most of the service's many benefits


Non FP6 specific support services