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Who can participate

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 Legal entities

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Participants in FP6 have to be ‘legal entities’, for example research institutes, universities, public and private companies, or physical persons (individual people).

  Eligible countries

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In principle a legal entity from any country in the world can participate in FP6. However, different rules for participation and funding apply to different groups of countries. The following table gives an indicative overview for the main specific programme ‘Integrating and strengthening the ERA’. Exact specifications and exceptions from the general rules are contained in the work programmes and calls for proposals. Special rules apply for the Marie Curie actions on mobility, training and excellence recognition.

Participant’s country of establishment

Participation

Financing

European Union Member States:

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, The Slovak Republic, United Kingdom

No restriction

No restriction 

Associated Candidate Countries

Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey
Croatia *

No restriction

No restriction

Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland

No restriction

No restriction

International organisations of European interest

No restriction

No restriction

Russia, New Independent States, Mediterranean Countries, Western Balkans ** , Developing countries

No restriction over and above the minimum consortium composition

No restriction within the limits of the budget available for specific measures in support of international co-operation and international dimension of the thematic priorities.

Third countries having a co-operation agreement

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia South-Africa, Ukraine, USA

No restriction over and above  the minimum consortium composition

If Community contribution is necessary and foreseen by the Work  Programme
(INCO Target countries with no restrictions apart from budget)

Other third countries

If participation is foreseen or if it is necessary for carrying out the project

If Community contribution is foreseen by the Work Programme or if it is essential for carrying out the project

Other international organisations

No restriction  over and above the minimum consortium composition

If Community contribution is foreseen in the work programme  or if it is essential for carrying out the project


*The Memorandum of Understanding, associating the Republic of Croatia to the Seventh Framework Programme (EC and Euratom part), is expected to enter into force as of 1/1/2007. Proposers are hereby informed that, subject to the satisfactory completion of the decision-making procedure and the entry into force of the Association Agreement, Croatian Partners will be able to receive Community contributions for contracts signed after this date.

**The Memorandum of Understanding, associating the Republic of Serbia, including Kosovo, to the Seventh Framework Programme (EC and Euratom part), is expected to enter into force as of 1/1/2007. Proposers are hereby informed that, subject to the satisfactory completion of the decision-making procedure and the entry into force of the Association Agreement, Serbian Partners will be able to receive Community contributions for contracts signed after this date.

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