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Overview of FP6 structure

The following table is a schematic overview of the structure of FP6 which shows the relationships of the two Specific Programmes to the activities and actions.

FP6 (EC part): Three Main Blocks of Activities

Block 1: Focusing and Integrating European Research

7 Priority Thematic Areas

Specific activities Covering a Wider Field of Research

Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health

Information society technologies

Nanotechnologies and nano-sciences, knowledge-based functional materials, new production processes and devices

Aeronautics and Space

Food quality and safety

Sustainable development, global  change and ecosystems

Citizens and governance in a knowledge-based society

Research for policy support

New and emerging science and technologies (NEST)

Specific research activities for SMEs

Specific international co-operation activities

Block 2: Structuring the ERA

Block 3: Strengthening the foundations of ERA

Research and Innovation

Human resources & mobility (Marie Curie actions)

Research infrastructures

Science and society

Co-ordination of research activities

Development of research/innovation policies

  Specific Programme "Integrating and Strengthening the European Research Area"
  Specific Programme “Structuring the European Research Area”

Gathering information The main actions under Integrating Research Strengthening actions Structuring actions Overview of FP6 structure General advice Who can participate Choosing the instrument Consortium building Horizontal issues Understanding the work programme Understanding the call for proposals Using the Guides for Proposers Before the evaluation Evaluation by independent experts Finalisation of the evaluation Contract negotiation Consortium agreement Structure of the model contract Signature, entry into force A well-managed project Running the project Audits Problems Completion of a contract CORDIS