What is FP6?
At the Lisbon summit in March 2000, EU governments called for
a better use of European research efforts through the creation of an internal
market for science and technology - a 'European Research Area' (ERA). FP6 is
the financial instrument to help make ERA a reality.
FP6 at a glance
The purpose of this section is to give a brief overview of the basic features of the Sixth EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6).
It gives some elements to consider if you are interested in submitting a research proposal.
FP6 is divided into four main groups of research themes and research activities which are eligible for funding.
These are the different types of projects and actions which will be used to implement proposals selected for funding under FP6.
FP6 has a total budget of 17 500 million euro that is distributed amongst both RTD and demonstration activites and Nuclear (Euratom) activities.
Understanding FP6 is important for the preparation of a research proposal. Quick access is available here to the most relevant documents relating to FP6
Find out more about FP6 through this listing of common user
queries addressed to EUROPA.