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INCO in FP6



  1. FP6 means what?

  2. FP6 Step-by-step process:

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  3. Third Country participation in FP6

    Official EC text ( PDF - 131 KB)

    Three routes:

    1. In the part " Focusing and Integrating " (SP 1, part 1)
    2. In the part " Specific measures in support of international cooperation " (SP 1)
    3. In the part "mobility of researchers" (SP 2)

    (SP = Specific Programme)

    Particpation:

    In general, participants from third countries have to follow the same procedures as participants from Member States .

    Participants from third countries

    • have to be invited into the consortium by the European participants, or
    • get active themselves to become invited into the European consortium.

    (Different rules apply for " Specific measures in support of international cooperation).

    It is not up to the European Commission to insert a participant from a third country into the consortium. The composition of the consortium is a matter for the consortium participants themselves.

    A participant from a third country does not submit a sepatate proposal, but is included as a part of the proposal submitted by the consortium.

    Regulation (EC) No 2321/2002 ( PDF - 131 KB) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 concerning the rules for the participation of undertakings, research centres and universities in, and for the dissemination of research results for, the implementation of the European Community Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006)
    (Rules for participation, in particular Art. 5)

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  4. International Organisation participation in FP6

    Find pdf here

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  5. What do participants from third countries have to do to participate?

    In general, participants from third countries have to follow the same procedures as participants from Member States .

    Participants from third countries

    • have to be invited into the consortium by the European participants, or
    • get active themselves to become invited into the European consortium.

    (Different rules apply for " Specific measures in support of international cooperation).

    It is not up to the European Commission to insert a participant from a third country into the consortium. The composition of the consortium is a matter for the consortium participants themselves.

    A participant from a third country does not submit a sepatate proposal, but is included as a part of the proposal submitted by the consortium.

    Regulation (EC) No 2321/2002 ( PDF - 131 KB) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 concerning the rules for the participation of undertakings, research centres and universities in, and for the dissemination of research results for, the implementation of the European Community Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006)
    (Rules for participation, in particular Art. 5)

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  6. What is the minimum number of participants?

    Regulation (EC) No 2321/2002 ( PDF - 131 KB) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 concerning the rules for the participation of undertakings, research centres and universities in, and for the dissemination of research results for, the implementation of the European Community Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006)
    (Rules for participation, in particular Art. 5)

    Summary presentation

    Indirect Actions Work Programme shall specify But not fewer than 3 of which at least 2
    • Minimum number of participants
    • Their place of establishment
    which must be:
    • different entities
    • established in different MS or Associated States
    shall be MS or Associated Candidate Countries

    • Specific support actions and
    • actions in favour of human resources and mobility, except for research training networks
    may be executed by a single legal entity
    • EEIG or
    • any legal entity established in a Member State or Associated State
      • made up of independent legal
      • composed in accordance with the above conditions
    may be the sole participant
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  7. What are the intellectual property rights for participants from third countries?

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    Regulation (EC) No 2321/2002 ( PDF - 131 KB) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 concerning the rules for the participation of undertakings, research centres and universities in, and for the dissemination of research results for, the implementation of the European Community Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006) (Rules for participation, in particular Art. 21 ff)

    Model Contract

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  8. INCO Programme

    See the pdf document from the Work Programme

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