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INCO Infopoint on international co-operation
The INCO infopoint aims at providing general information on
the international co-operation activities within the Sixth
Framework Programme (FP6).
Requests for information can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
objectives of international scientific co-operation in FP6:
International co-operation (INCO) represents an important dimension of the
Sixth Framework Programme. As a contribution to a European Research Area open
to the world, it will be implemented in the Sixth Framework Programme through
three major routes:
- The opening of "Focusing and Integrating Community
Research" to third country organisations with substantial
- Specific measures in support of international co-operation,
- International activities under the heading of Human
The first two are implemented through the specific programme "Integrating
and strengthening the European Research Area"(SP1). The third is part of the
specific programme "Structuring the European Research Area"(SP2).
Participation and funding of third country participants is
also possible in the other headings of the Framework
346 million Euro for international co-operation according to
the second activity of the Treaty, of which:
The amount of EUR 346 million will fund specific measures in support of international cooperation involving developing countries, Mediterranean countries (including the Western Balkans), and Russia and the New Independent States (NIS). Another EUR 312 million is earmarked to finance the participation of third-country organisations in the Thematic Priorities and in the Specific activities covering a wider field of research, thus bringing the total amount devoted to international cooperation to EUR 658 million. Additional resources will be available under section 2.2 Human resources and mobility to fund research training for third-country researchers in Europe.