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FP7: FET Proactive Coordination and Support Actions (CA & SA)

Coordination and Support Actions give support to activities aimed at coordinating or supporting research activities and policies (networking, exchanges, trans-national access to research infrastructures, studies, conferences, etc).


  • 4 proposals submitted in Call 9 are currently under negotiation .

What are Coordination and Support Actions

Objective ICT-2013.9.8 Coordinating communities, identifying new research topics for FET Proactive initiatives and fostering interdisciplinary dialogue
(Extract from Work programme text)

Target outcome
a) Short duration actions (typically 6-12 Months) to organise consultations of multidisciplinary communities to formulate novel FET research topics, focussing on new emerging research areas for H2020 related to ICT and beyond. The main objective should be to identify new research avenues from a global perspective, the associated fundamental challenges, and to analyse the expected impact on science, technology and society.
b) Actions supporting the coordination and cooperation of the targeted research communities, fostering the consolidation of research agendas, assessing the impact and proposing measures to increase the visibility of specific topics to the scientific community, to targeted industries and to the public at large.
c) Actions supporting and promoting cooperation with non-EU research teams in foundational research on FET topics, with a balanced participation from partners in the EU and from target countries.
d) Actions to organise conferences and workshops which should foster dialogue between science, policy and society on the role and challenges of interdisciplinary long-term research, increasing Europe’s creativity and innovation base and bridging diverse European research communities and disciplines.

Expected impact

Funding Schemes: CSA

Indicative budget: EUR 3 million

Extract ICT-FET in the FP7 Work Programme 2013 ( 590KB ), including the specific "FET eligibility and evaluation criteria".

PROJECTS funded through previous Calls in FP7


Indicative timetable

  • FP7-ICT-2013.9.8
    Call open: 10 July 2012
    Deadline for submission of proposals: 15 January 2013 (17h Brussels local time)
    Evaluation: Febr - March 2013
    Negotiations: Summer 2013
    Start of projects: Autumn 2013