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International Cooperation in FP6, Project Synopses

Funded under: FP6-INCO


In January 2000, the Commission launched its initiative to establish the European Research Area (ERA). The objective is to make the best possible use of scientific capabilities and material resources within the EU, through coherent policies and the free circulation of knowledge and personnel. ERA is open to the rest of the world, ideally as the fourth pillar in the Community’s foreign policy, trade and development aid programmes. The openness to third countries aimed to make the best use of all the international scientific cooperation policies and activities undertaken within the European Union, whether at Community level or in Member States. The Communication on the International Dimension of ERA outlines the broad guidelines for a new policy of international scientific and technological co-operation fulfilling the strategic objectives of opening up the ERA to the world.
The FP6 provided three major routes for International scientific co-operation:
1. The opening of “Focusing and Integrating Community Research” to third country organisations with substantial funding,
2. Specific measures in support of international cooperation (INCO),
3. International activities under the heading of Human Resources in the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration “Structuring the European Research Area”.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22969 EN (2007), 447 pp. Free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-22969-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-06569-9
Record Number: 200819842 / Last updated on: 2008-06-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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