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INCO Infopoint on international co-operation activities

The INCO infopoint aims at providing general information on the international co-operation activities within the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).

Main 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 funding

  • Specific measures in support of international co-operation,

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  • International activities under the heading of Human Resources

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 Programme.

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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.