||NoE are designed
to strengthen scientific and technological excellence
on a particular research topic through the durable integration of the research capacities of the participants. They aim to overcome
the fragmentation of European research by:
- gathering the critical mass of resources
- gathering the expertise needed to provide
NoE also have to spread excellence
beyond the boundaries of its partnership.
||Projects must include
a training component in the frame of their spreading of excellence activities.
||Minimum of three
partners from three different countries. However, the achievement of the durable integration objective usually implies a rather limited partnership.
Typically up to 5 years with a maximum of 7 years.
An overall management framework will have to
be into place.
> millions but no minimum threshold
||Funding will be
in form of a grant for integration. A fixed amount
which will be distributed in annual instalments.
for implementing Networks of excellence':
European Commission background document - 12.05.03
Classification of the FP 6 Instruments (synoptic
table and detailed description), Methodological
guidance note on the performance indicators within
Networks of Excellence, available at http://europa.eu/comm/research/fp6/instruments_en.html