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Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)


The complete name of FP7 is 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. It will last for seven years from 2007 until 2013. The programme has a total budget of over €50 billion. FP7 is a key tool to respond to Europe's needs in terms of jobs and competitiveness, and to maintain leadership in the global knowledge economy.

FP7 bundles all research-related EU initiatives together under a common roof playing a crucial role in reaching the goals of growth, competitiveness and employment; along with a new Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) , Education and Training programmes, and Structural and Cohesion Funds for regional convergence and competitiveness. It is also a key pillar for the European Research Area (ERA) .

The broad objectives of FP7 have been grouped into four categories: Cooperation, Ideas, People and Capacities . For each type of objective, there is a specific programme corresponding to the main areas of EU research policy. All specific programmes work together to promote and encourage the creation of European poles of (scientific) excellence.

The specific programme on Cooperation supports all types of research activities carried out by different research bodies in trans-national cooperation and aims to gain or consolidate leadership in key scientific and technology areas, with the allocated budget of €32,413 billion. The Cooperation programme is sub-divided into ten distinct themes.

Information & communication technologies (ICT) is one of the themes. The objective of ICT research under the FP7 is to improve the competitiveness of European industry – as well as to enable Europe to master and shape the future developments of these technologies so that the demands of its society and economy are met. The EU Member States have earmarked a total of € 9.1 billion for funding ICT over the duration of FP7; making it the largest research theme in the Cooperation programme, which is itself the largest specific programme of FP7 (with 64% of the total budget).
FP7 research activities will strengthen Europe’s scientific and technology base and ensure its global leadership in ICT, help drive and stimulate product, service and process innovation and creativity through ICT use and ensure that ICT progress is rapidly transformed into benefits for Europe’s citizens, businesses, industry and governments.

For more information about FP7 see FP7 Homepage and FP7 in brief ( brochure )

If you want to participate check, FP7 Participation , Participating in European ICT research

Our FP7 projects : link

Open Calls

Coordinated EU-Japan call

ICT-2013.10.1 EU-Japan Research and Develpment cooperation
Topic c) Cybersecurity for improved resilience against cyber threats
Publication date: 2 October 2012
Deadline: 29 November 2012 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)

Call 10 under Workprogramme 2013

Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures

Objective 1.5: Trustworthy ICT

This objective addresses cyber security and privacy in three major technological areas: cloud computing, mobile services and the management of cyber incidents. Activities will cover R&D and innovation activities, including the adaptation and integration of technology and demonstration in real life environments, from the design to the implementation stage. This objective also aims at supporting trust and security policies.

Main target outcomes are:

  • Security and privacy in cloud computing
  • Security and privacy in mobile services
  • Development, demonstration and innovation in cyber security
  • Technologies and methodologies to support European trust and security policies
  • EU-Australia cooperation on building user trust in broadband delivered services
Total budget: €36.5 million
Publication of the call: 10 July 2012
Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2013

Closed Calls

Call 8 under Workprogramme 2011-2012

Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures

Objective 1.4: Trustworthy ICT

The objective is a trustworthy Information Society based on an ecosystem of digital communication, data processing and service provisioning infrastructures, with trustworthiness in its design, as well as respect for human and societal values and cultures. Projects must ensure strong interplay with legal, social and economic research in view of development of a techno-legal system that is usable, socially accepted and economically viable.

There are four main target outcomes:

  • Heterogenous networked, service and computing environments
  • Trust, eIdentity and Privacy management infrastructures
  • Data policy, governance and socio-economic systems
  • Networking and coordination activities
Budget: €787 million
Call closed: 17 January 2012
For more information refer to Workprogramme 2011-2012 (page 20)


Joint call between ICT and Security Themes on Critical Infrastructure Protection

The objective of the joint call is to make key infrastructures of modern life, such as energy production sites and transmission systems, storage and distribution, information and communication networks, sensitive manufacturing plants, banking and finance, healthcare, or transportation systems more secure and dependable. The aim is to protect such critical infrastructures that can be damaged, destroyed or disrupted by deliberate acts of terrorism, natural disasters, negligence, mismanagements, accidents, computer hacking, criminal activity and malicious behaviour and to safeguard them against incidents, malfunctions and failures.
For more information refer to Workprogramme 2007-2008 (page 18) and to Critical Infrastructure Protection homepage


Call 5 under Workprogramme 2009-2010

Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures

Objective 1.4: Trustworthy ICT

Target outcomes:

  • Trustworthy Network Infrastructures
  • Trustworthy Service Infrastructures
  • Technology and Tools for Trustworthy ICT
  • Networking, Coordination and Support
Budget: €732 million
Call closed: 27 October 2009
For more information refer to Workprogramme 2009-2010 (page 21)


Call 1 under Workprogramme 2007-2008

Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures

Objective 1.4: Secure, dependable and trusted Infrastructures

Target outcomes:

  • Security and resilience in network infrastructures
  • Security and trust in dynamic and reconfigurable service architectures
  • Trusted computing infrastructures
  • Identity management and privacy enhancing tools
  • Longer term visions and research roadmaps
Budget: €1019 million
Call closed: 8 May 2007
For more information refer to Workprogramme 2007-2008 (page 16)