What's it all about? - Glossary
The Human Potential Programme
Glossary for Newcomers
Work Programme – This document describes the intended objectives, participants, deliverables, implementation, eligibility criteria and contractual obligations of each of Human Potential Programme activity.
Call for proposals - This is the official announcement that the Commission is seeking applications for funding to carry out a particular activity specified in a programme’s Work Programme document. Calls are published in the Official Journal of the European Communities as well as on these pages – the timetable of calls foreseen in published in the programme’s Work Programme.
Call identifier – This is a code, which must applicants must quote in their proposal form, to enable the Commission to sort the proposals it receives by activity. For this programme the call identifier, which is given in the text if the call for proposals, always starts with the letters ‘IHP’.
Open call for proposals – Most calls for proposals have a fixed deadline, often 3 months after the call is announced. Open calls remain open for a longer period of time, usually until the final year of the programme, in this case 2002. Applicants to open calls can submit proposals at any time until the final deadline.
Thematic Programmes and Horizontal Programmes – The Fifth Framework Programme comprises four thematic programmes, which target problems in specific scientific domains, and three horizontal programmes, which target issues that are of general relevance to all scientific research. The thematic programmes are Quality of Life, Information Society Technologies (IST), Competitive and Sustainable Growth, Energy and Environment. The horizontal programmes are International Co-operation, Innovation and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), and Human Potential.
Member States and Associated States
There are 15 countries that are members of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
There are 15 Associated States: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. For the latest information on the status of other countries see: /fp5/management/particip/v-gfpbox4.htm#BOX 4
ProTool – This is the software that has been developed to help applicants to fill in their proposal form. ProTool is free of charge. A link to ProTool is always provided with the Guide for Proposers and application forms for a specific activity.
National Contact Points – These are the offices in each EU Member and Associated State, which provide assistance to applicants and participants to the programme.